Here’s a quick update for February. I’ve mostly got the Omnibus formatted so it should be ready for publication shortly. The Ziggurat of Doom is still in editing and I’m about a quarter of the way into The Skyscraper Thief.
See you all in the pulp pages!
At 12:45 Pacific Time today I finished the first draft of The Ziggurat of Doom! It may be a little while before I can get it edited and out there, but the draft is done. At a little over 53,000 words it’s shorter than The Sunkiller Affair, but we’ll have to see where it ends up once I’m done the edits as it could easily change by 5000 words or more before it’s done.
I’m now working on The Skyscraper Thief, the seventh book in the Doc Vandal adventure saga.
2020 is looking to be a big year for Doc Vandal on all fronts.
The first thing you’re likely to see–although it’s the most recent from my perspective–is an Omnibus collection featuring the first three adventures in a single package. I’m looking at a simultaneous release in ebook and paperback for this one sometime in the first quarter.
Next, I’m hoping to release the sixth book in the series sometime around the middle of the year. This may be the last one released exclusively on Amazon in the foreseeable future.
Finally, it looks like 2020 will be the year for the upcoming Doc Vandal RPG supplement. I can’t say too much about this as it hasn’t been announced, but the first draft is with the editor and it’s very tentatively scheduled for some time in the second half of the year. More info as I either get it or am able to release it.
I’d like to finish by wishing everyone a Happy New Year!
Here we are, a good few months since I put anything here and long past time for an update.
First: I have a new cover for my novel Price of Imperium, currently available on Amazon. This 74,000 word Space Opera is aimed at anyone who likes the whole “Crashing Suns” sub-genre of heroism in the face of planetary destruction. It’s currently available in ebook, and I should have a paperback ready for launch in the next week or two.
Second: The Sunkiller Affair is going to be available in paperback very soon. I’ve finished my part, and now it’s just waiting for Amazon to finish reviewing it. Once again, it’s going to be $9.99 for the trade paperback, even though this one is the longest yet.
Third: I have finished the first draft of an RPG supplement for adventures in Doc Vandal’s world and as soon as it’s announced I’ll be more than happy to tell you all about it here.
With The Sunkiller Affair out and selling it’s now time for me to focus on book six. I’m about a quarter of the way into the draft and it’s shaping up nicely, though I’m still at that stage in the story where it hasn’t quite gelled from my rough plan into anything resembling its final form. If I’m lucky I should have book six out by the end of the year.
In the meantime, I’ve sent out my first newsletter, and also done a little bit of promotion for Against the Eldest Flame, which appeared in the June 18-24 edition of the SFF Book Bonanza.
Also, if you like my work, don’t forget to review and share it.
As of yesterday, June 14th, 2018, Doc Vandal Book 5, The Sunkiller Affair is live in the Kindle Store. It’s going to take a bit of time to get indexed and linked to the rest of the series but it can be reached through the link in this post as well as the cover image on the sidebar.
Join Doc, Vic, and the crew as they try to save the Earth.
Also, for those interested, I should have my first newsletter going out sometime next week. It’s been a bit crazy lately so things are taking more time.
Enjoy Sunkiller while I plug away on The Ziggurat of Doom.
At about one o’clock this morning I finished the first draft of Doc Vandal Book 5, The Sunkiller Affair. Clocking in at 61,051 words it’s the longest book in the series so far, taking most of the characters somewhere they have never been.
I plan on spending the next few days working on the next book, The Ziggurat of Doom, before moving into the editing phase for Sunkiller.
In other news, I’m also planning on starting a newsletter, with the first issue due out at the end of the month.
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Doc Vandal book 5, The Sunkiller Affair, is almost draft complete. I’m about 53,000 words into it and have three or four scenes to go. It’s taken longer than I liked to get here, but I’m pleased with the results so far.
I’ve also started blocking out the sixth book, tentatively titled The Ziggurat of Doom…
Inspired by late night watching of the History Channel, it brings Doc and company into contact with the mysterious Annunaki, and raises questions about the very nature of history itself…
I just finished submitting Giant Robots of Tunguska for print publication. It should be showing up on Amazon in the next day or two. As usual, the paperback will be $9.99 and feature the cover art of Carlos Balarezo.
Giant Robots of Tunguska is now live in the Kindle Store.
When Vic’s cousin appears on Doc’s doorstep, it’s not long before the team is plunged into an adventure that will take them half way around the world on a mission of life and death.
Vic’s reaction to a strange alien mineral has made her the strongest being on Earth. It’s also killing her. Her only hope lies underneath a Soviet labor camp deep in the Siberian wilderness. Driven by a need she cannot comprehend Vic leads the team into a war zone with the fate of the very planet on the line.
Meanwhile, Doc and the rest have to try and save Vic without sparking a world war.
…and what about those Giant Robots?
Don’t forget… The Sunkiller Affair is on the way.