Long Time Lots of Changes

Hello, All Again,


Looks like it has been a bit since my last report. That doesn't surprise me, I have a hard time making it back to the computer to update the blog. I spend more time behind the keyboard writing my next story than I do updating this blog. I figure people prefer to read my stories than a few ramblings here on the blog. Maybe one day I'll figure out what I need to do to keep myself busy with it. I'll even try to think of a theme after a while but until then I may as well just give updates and the occasional ramblings.


So what is going on? Well, I'm in the middle of two different challenges at the moment. The first started in March with a forum that I visit often called Worldsmyths: A haven for Fantasy Writers. They started a forum summer goal of One Million words written. The whole site is working together to write a million words before the end of August. I'm pretty sure we are doing well getting to that. My second challenge is Camp NaNoWriMo for April. This month I am looking to write 50,000 words like I do in November. For both challenges, I felt it was a good time to get going on the sequel to Merchant. I am really pounding away at this novel and am well over 30,000 words into it. I'm shooting for 80,000 words like Merchant was so I'm right near the mid-point word count wise. The story is humming along nice and fast and I'm loving it. This novel will be called Pestilence: Traveling Merchant Book Two. I fully expect this one to be out in August 2018.


My other update is I have a new release coming out. In May (probably around the 4th) my book Dark Choices will be releasing. For those who've been with me since the beginning will recognize that this is a re-release of my first published novel. The book was taken down for rebranding as I'm now being published under my given name. The cover is great and I have always enjoyed the story. For any readers that have read it before, there is no change to the story. I didn't even touch that part but for those who haven't this will be a great time to jump in as the sequel to this book is scheduled for a Feb. 2019 release.


This one will be hard to miss at the bookstores. The cover is fantastic and I have been loving working with my new cover artist. His style works great with mine.


That is enough for me though. I've got a lot of writing ahead of me and can't wait to get started.


Until next time.



Weekend Hobby and A New Drive

A weekend has passed and more time to realize how much left I have to do.

Merchant is out. I could not be any happier about this novel. People who have it already cannot tell me anymore how much they are enjoying the book and I know my personal stock of books for those who want signed ones will be arriving soon. I'm really excited for people to read it and to just have a copy myself. It is a nicely designed book both inside and out.

This weekend you can see the remnants of my new side hobby. I love table top RPGs like D&D and Pathfinder and I've always had a thing for minis. Now while I can I will find time to paint them. I'll share them here when I get the chance. I like these two because they were simple. I'm no expert at this but I do it for fun.

I've been thinking a lot about the writing as I keep moving along. Currently working on a new fantasy novel set in Buffalo, NY and I look forward to seeing where the story is going. There have been so many changes to it already and I'm not even 10,000 words into it. Going to push on as I've got a soft deadline for April 16th that I have to meet for the cover design for the book. There will be a bunch of work that will need to be done after but if I can get the first draft done I'll have enough to work with the great artist who has done Merchant for me. I don't even know if this story is going to be a series or not. I will have to see how the book finishes but there is nothing wrong with a good standalone. Is there?


Hope you are all doing well,


A New Site A New Release

A New Site A New Release

Looks like the start of my site revamp isn’t looking too bad. I’ve been so picky with this site over the last couple years I’ve never really had a chance to make it what I wanted. Now I’m just going to make due with what I have and improve it as I learn. So as time goes I will be doing what I can to update and improve this site. I have not goals or ideas but as they come to me I will try them. Hopefully most will work and I know some will not. What else is there better to do than try?

One thing I would like to announce other than another new attempt at making this site what I want it to be is that I have a new release.

Merchant: Traveling Merchant Book One

Merchant has been one of my favorite characters to write and I look forward to having you all get to know him. This book will of course be available at all your favorite websites. Amazon, Barnes and Noble, Apple, etc. Over the next month it will make its way onto shelves. I will have editions available in my soon to be created website in both ebook and print. Your favorite indie bookstore can also order the books by ordering from Ingram and it would be a great way to get a copy for yourself and support your favorite local business.

Hope you all enjoy your reading.