Monthly Archives: December 2016

An Author’s Christmas

I’ve just noticed that another year has flown by without warning ­­– in two weeks, we’ll be celebrating Christmas 2016! And what a year it’s been. I’ve taken early retirement from my day job to write full-time, managed to release three new novels without going insane, and reentered the home renovation hobby (not that I had a choice, but I’m pretty pleased with my work so far). In fact, I’ve taken up the reno torch to the point where I’ve resolved to re-do one or two rooms per year until I’ve upgraded our entire house. My health has significantly improved, as has my physical fitness and thanks to a reorientation of my diet, along with my daily hour of cardio training, my weight is going down for the first time in years.

Blogging will be light over the next few weeks – even full-time writers enjoying the ‘work from home’ lifestyle need to take a break now and then, but I suspect I’ll keep plugging away at the first draft of A Splash of Blood, which is now a little over half-way done. Provided things work out as planned, it should hit the virtual shelves by the end of February.

If you enjoy my books and would like to give me a little Christmas cheer, consider leaving a review on Amazon. You have no idea how much a few kind words mean to an author who gets no other feedback. It also encourages me to write more adventures involving the characters you’ve come to love. If you’ve already done so, thank you!

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No Rest for the Wicked

Howling Stars (Decker’s War Book 4) has been out for six days now, but I haven’t been sitting idle. Quite the contrary. I’m fast approaching the halfway mark on the first draft of A Splash of Blood and, as some might have noticed, I’ve posted the blurb and cover for the fourth Siobhan Dunmoore adventure, Victory’s Bright Dawn. I’ve also written the opening chapter as a way to get my creative juices going. On top of that, I have the high-level storyline for the fifth Decker’s War novel sorted out and ready to go once I finish the two books I’m currently writing. I managed to publish three novels in 2016 and aim to do the same in 2017, which shouldn’t be much of a stretch since I already have two of them in progress.

I apologize for the fact that the paperback version of Howling Stars hasn’t come out yet. I’ve had a few production issues to sort out, but it might hit the Amazon shelves later today or tomorrow ­­ – I hope.

Update 7 December 2016: The paperback version of Howling Stars is now available on Amazon https://www.amazon.com/dp/1537515640/

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