It’s been a while since I wrote anything here, but it has been a busy, hectic few months. And now it’s a new year! 2020 is here, and so many things are happening.
Let’s start with a rundown of things from 2019, specifically things which I am eligible for awards for:
- A Parliament of Bodies – Eligible for Best Novel
- Shield of the People – Eligible for Best Novel
- The Maradaine Sage – Eligible for Best Series
- Worldbuilding for Masochists – Eligible for Best Fancast
And what’s coming up? Well, for one, my podcast, Worldbuilding for Masochists, where I’m joined by my brilliant cohosts Rowenna Miller and Alexandra Rowland, is continuing on strong. I’ve been having such a good time on this podcast. It’s so much fun. And I’ll have more news soon, but I will hint that if you are in the Dallas/Fort Worth area, you might be able to see Worldbuilding For Masochists record a LIVE EPISODE some time this year.
Also, OF COURSE, we’ve got books. THE FENMERE JOB is out on February 25th, and, friends, I honestly think this book is exactly the delight that you would hope it would be based on “Asti & Verci and the rest of the crew face off against the Thorn.”
And after that, mark October 2020 on your calendars for the release of PEOPLE OF THE CITY, where so many plot threads come together to end Phase I of the Maradaine Saga.
Corruption and conspiracy have infected the city of Maradaine, from the top levels of power to the very depths beneath the city. Dayne Heldrin and Jerinne Fendall, elite warriors of the Tarian Order, have no idea how close they truly are to the center of the city’s dark secrets. But when they learn that children are going missing, they know they must investigate further–no matter the cost.
They are soon joined by others, each with their own reasons for seeking the children. Veranix Calbert, the vigilante known as the Thorn, thinks his enemies are responsible for the missing children. Inspectors Minox Welling and Satrine Rainey fear the disappearing children are tied to corruption in the city Constabulary. Asti and Verci Rynax hope to protect the kids from their streets, one of whom barely escaped the kidnappers. And a mysterious young cloistress seeks to lead each of them deeper down into the depths of enigmas beneath the city, to the dark, unholy cult known as the Brotherhood, and the horrors that are growing within it.
The only hope Maradaine might have against the impending darkness is if these champions can work together to protect all the people of the city…
And now, I’m working on the books for 2021, specifically THE VELOCITY OF REVOLUTION, my dieselpunk standalone fantasy of motorcycles, magic mushrooms and rebellion against colonization, and following that, A CONSTABULARY OF ONE, where we go back to the world of Maradaine, but all the way to the other side of the continent, to the city called The Mocassa, where one Druth woman finds herself having to navigate the foreign cultures, customs and languages in order to survive and find her way home. I’m very excited about how both these books are going.
More news as I’m able to share! Happy reading!