Monthly Archives: April 2014

Book Title Re-Announcement

No sooner did I announce the name of Book 3 of the Chronicles of the Mages series, I find out a group of very militant and scary people use the same the same name. Needless to say, I’m changing the book title.

Book 3 is now titled IMMORTAL RELEVATION!

I got a look at the first draft of the of cover art today. When the final cover is ready, I’ll do a big reveal party on Facebook. That will likely be this summer. Current plan: release of Book 3 this winter.

Other news:
Charles II.2 (Dacre) is currently at the editors. Everything there is on schedule for the June 16th release.

When Gods Wake is coming back to life after a few months of dormancy. I’m trying to have the first draft of that done in time to pitch it at RMFW Gold Conference in Sept.

Short Stories galore! I have three short stories submitted for inclusion in various anthologies:
Nikita Saves the Empire was submitted to the Historical Novel Society Short Story contest. It’s an alternate history based on the concept that someone was there to save the life of Tsar Alexander II.

Charlotte’s Passion has been accepted for inclusion in a royalty-generating anthology of Denver writers. The release date is not yet confirmed. This is another alternate history starring Princess Charlotte of Wales, the only legitimate child of the future King George IV.

The Do-Over has been submitted to the Rocky Mountain Fiction Writer’s for consideration in their anthology “Crossing Colfax” which is to be released the September 4th. This is a time-travel story involving a man down on his lucky who gets the opportunity to do it all again.

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The Pot Holes of Life.

Life is full of pot holes. There is no two ways about that. You can try to avoid them all you want, but sooner or later, you’re going to crack an axle in one.

That happened this past week. I finally had to make a painful decision I have been avoiding for months. I had to fire my publisher and regain the rights to my fiction books. After three quarters of not getting a royalty statement in anything resembling a timely manner, I finally pulled the plug on Monday. Thankfully we had a contract that spelled out exactly what happens in the event either side chose to terminate it. This made the process very smooth, and allowed us to part the friends we were before entering into business together.

Not one to mope around about things that don’t go well, I’m now looking at the future with happy eyes again. I announced that Bygone Era Books would now be accepting queries for historical fiction now, as well as non-fiction. This should hopefully bolster BEB’s roster of authors as well as give me the latitude to re-publish my novels under the BEB imprint.

I managed to get them both uploaded and started through the publishing process last night and today they are coming back on-line again and becoming available for sale.

So, as much as I tried to avoid and give wide berth to this unpleasant pot hole, I ultimately had no choice but to drive through. Now that it is behind me, it looks a lot less threatening than it did from the other side.

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