The first Siobhan Dunmoore adventure, No Honor in Death will be released in audiobook format on June 20th, 2017, in ten short days! What a nice way to celebrate the start of summer.
So far, only the link to Audible is up, but it’s as real as you can get.
Victory’s Bright Dawn (Siobhan Dunmoore Book 4) is now live in both ebook and paperback. The links below will take you to your preferred retailer.
iTunes, Kobo, Barnes & Noble and more
Note that Victory’s Bright Dawn may take longer to become available at certain retailers. If it has not yet shown up at the retailer where you purchase your ebooks, rest assured that it will sometime in the next few days.
I’m thrilled to announce that Tantor Media, a leading producer of audio books, has bought the audio rights to the first three Siobhan Dunmoore novels. I’ve just signed my contract with them. This means No Honor in Death, The Path of Duty and Like Stars in Heaven should be available for purchase as audio books this summer via Amazon/Audible, iTunes, Hoopla, OverDrive, and Recorded Books’ OneClick Digital. You can be sure that I’ll announce the publication here on my blog and on my website the moment it happens. And yes, I’m doing a happy dance right now.
I just realized that I haven’t put up a blog post in two weeks, but there’s a very good reason – I was focusing entirely on Victory’s Bright Dawn (Siobhan Dunmoore Book 4) and yesterday, I completed it. Now come the inevitable rounds of revision and editing. I intend to start the first run through next week, and provided my editor can free up space on her calendar later this month, it may hit the bookshelves by the end of April. Those of you who have signed up for my mailing list will receive an email from me the moment Victory’s Bright Dawn is available for purchase.
In the twenty-four hours or so since I wrote the last word of Victory’s Bright Dawn, I started seriously storyboarding Decker’s War Book 5, tentatively titled Black Sword. It will see Zack Decker and his partner Hera Talyn pulled into a vortex of treachery and betrayal on humanity’s planet of origin, good old Earth itself, and this time the threat will come from within the Fleet itself. Barring any unforeseen complications, a late Summer publication date is quite possible.
Finally, I’ll be announcing an exciting new development concerning the first three Siobhan Dunmoore novels, hopefully within the next week or so.
I promised that the fourth Zack Decker adventure would come out in November and there’s just under two hours left in the month in my part of Canada, so here it is:
Howling Stars (Decker’s War Book 4)
The paperback version will follow in a few days. Enjoy!
The end of my work on Like Stars in Heaven (Siobhan Dunmoore Book 3) that is. I finished the revision with my editor’s comments earlier today and now, the manuscript is in the hands of two wonderful people who’ll give it a last, critical look and find all the errors I didn’t catch during the revisions. Once they’re happy, it’s off to Amazon and publication.
This one has been a long time coming. A year in fact. I’ve just checked my archives and my earliest developmental notes date back almost exactly a year ago, to August 10, 2015. The second Siobhan Dunmoore book had come out only two weeks earlier. I made a lot of false starts, during the last half of Summer 2015 and into early Autumn, and finally put it aside to work on the two Decker’s War books (#2 and #3), until I could find the right storyline and run with it. But now, I’m done – except for the final bit of polishing.
Does that make me happy? You bet. But tomorrow, I’ll be back at work on Decker’s War #4, because taking a day off seems to be something I find hard to do. Not a problem. There will be golf later this week, and hikes through the woods, just to make sure I don’t form a symbiotic relationship with my office chair and computer.
Call it Dominion Day or Canada Day – July 1st, 2016 marks the 149th birthday of this Confederation we call Canada. I’ll be celebrating in traditional style with good Canadian beer, in this case from the Kichesippi Beer Company, and meat cooked over open flames, while listening to the sounds of Rush, Saga, k.d. lang and The Tragically Hip among many, many other rockin’ Canadian acts. To all my Canadian readers, have a good one!
Fatal Blade (Decker’s War Book 3) has finally hit the virtual bookshelves at Amazon. The paperback version will be available later this week as well. My editor said that, in her opinion, it’s the best Zack Decker adventure to date! As with all my books, it is available to read for free by Kindle Unlimited subscribers. The link below will take you to your Amazon store.
I’ve begun story-boarding the next Decker’s War novel, titled Howling Stars and hope to have it out before the end of 2016. In the meantime, I’ll wrap up Like Stars in Heaven. I can sense Siobhan Dunmoore getting impatient at having taken a backseat to Decker and the main, if not climatic action is just a chapter or so away.
After a week of 12 hour days, Fatal Blade (Decker’s War Book 3) is done. I’ve just sent the manuscript to my editor for one final sanity check after incorporating her comments, getting it proofread and making sure the last little bumps in the prose are truly and well smoothed out. Hopefully, it won’t take her more than a few days to read and give me the go-ahead for publication.
I feel strangely at loose ends right now, as if I’m having trouble giving myself the rest of Saturday off after working seven days a week for so long, the writing and editing interspersed with home maintenance and renovation tasks (of which there is still an impressive quantity). Perhaps, this being the Victoria Day long weekend and thus the official start of the warm season in our part of Canada, we might go for a hike in the woods tomorrow or holiday Monday. But I know the temptation to get back to Like Stars in Heaven will be too strong to resist for long, and the ideas for Decker’s fourth adventure are already struggling to escape.
When the boundaries between hobby and job blur, as they have for me, it’s sometimes difficult to find an ideal balance, but I wouldn’t change my life for anyone else’s right now. I’m still living the dream.
As of a few minutes ago, I typed the last period at the end of the last chapter of the first draft of Fatal Blade (Decker’s War – Book 3). I’ll now take a well deserved week-long break before embarking on the first re-write, instead of taking the week-long break knowing I’ve got a chapter or two left to write when it’s over. Am I pleased? Picture a middle-aged, bearded guy doing the happy dance. I didn’t think I could get it done by March 31st, but the last four or five days have been extraordinarily productive. My Tai Chi instructor was telling us the other day to feel the energy in our fingertips. Silly him – I’m a writer. I feel words in my fingertips. And soon, Decker fans will have his newest adventure at their fingertips.