I’ve had some emails and comments on my book releases. I thought a post outlining my thinking for 2017 would be useful.
I have set a goal of six full-length novels and one novella for 2017. That is about a novel every two months. For the Disinherited Prince series, Book Four is currently being drafted and is scheduled for a February release. That will be followed by a novella that will be released during April with a different character than Pol. Then I’ll try to squeeze in five novels in nine months from April to December. I’ve got two more books (Book 5 and Book 6) in the series sketched out, but I’m not quite sure on how I will handle Pol after a certain event and I don’t know if there will be reader fatigue.
I have two or three ideas for future series, but I can’t be definitive. I also have some extensions to write, a promised sequel to The Power Bearer and I have two more books sketched out to turn The Quest of the Wizardess into a trilogy. Again it will all depend on the continued popularity of the Disinherited Prince.
My plans are always subject to change, but that’s my vision for this year.
It was a hard slog, but A Sip of Magic, the third volume of the Disinherited Prince series just went live on Amazon for Kindle. The paperback will be published next week. I wanted to get it out before Christmas and I made it! Now for a few days immersing myself in the holiday spirit, and then it’s on to Book 4, The Sleeping God.
The proof of A Sip of Magic is on its way. When it arrives, I’ll be hard at work trying to get the third installment of The Disinherited Prince out before Christmas. I’m not sure if I’ll make it, but that’s my goal.
Until then, I am in the beginning stages of drafting the fourth book, The Sleeping God.
A Sip of Magic has been sent to editing. Pol has a lot of challenges in this story, but he finds new friends amidst the ones he already has. Here’s the cover blurb:
Expecting to resume his studies after a long absence, Pol Cissert is disappointed when he is drafted by the Emperor’s Seeker to infiltrate into Tesna Monastery. His mission is to verify rumors of a new army being raised by the South Salvan King, a man he perceives as an enemy. Pol will face new challenges, not the least of which will be figuring out the mysterious roommate that arrives not long after he learns about the Tesnan’s plans to take over the world.
And here is the cover! The release of A Sip of Magic is targeted just before Christmas.
The third volume of The Disinherited Prince is in Draft Mode. Since this is NaNoWriMo, I am dedicated to finishing the draft by the end of the month. I’m about a third of the way through and my wife is going out of town next week, so I’ll have some great opportunities to tickle the keyboard and make a man out of Pol Cissert.
As always, the process of writing always produces surprises and this draft is no different. Pol gets a new companion that plays an unexpected role in the book. There are reversals of fortune and plenty of surprises along the way.
A big thanks to those of you who have joined Pol in his journeys. The Disinherited Prince series is a record seller for me. Tell your friends and neighbors about the fun you’ve had reading about him. I know that’s a shameless plug, but then this is a website for shameless plugs, I guess. 🙂
I am happy to announce that The Monk’s Habit, the second book in the Disinherited Prince Series, is now available on Amazon in both kindle and paperback formats.
Now on to the third book in the series, A Sip of Magic. I’ve started writing it in between edits, so we will be looking at a December introduction.
I’m making good progress on The Monk’s Habit. I’ve sent it to my editor. I have just gotten the new cover. The device for The Monk’s Habit is something you will find in the book. The crown pin on The Disinherited Prince cover didn’t show up in that story. Now that the draft of the second volume is in someone else’s hands I can begin on Book Three. The working title for the third adventure is A Sip of Magic, A Taste of the Blade. That comes from the way Pol uses magic as a pattern-master.
I finished the first draft and the story came out just fine. I’m now in edit mode and have tweaked the ending and am going through my normal rewrite process. When the draft is done, I like to let it settle a few days and begin to bring the next book into focus. The working title of Book Three is A Sip of Magic, A Taste of the Sword. I know, I know it’s a bit long, but it is what Pol does as a pattern-master.
I intended on having Pol spend a few years in the monastery after each major adventure, but that’s not working out. Pol will just have to remain precocious for a few more books.
I’m anticipating a mid-October release for The Monk’s Habit.
My twenty-third book has just been published. The Disinherited Prince is the first book in a new series. In my previous post I gave the blurb for the book. We will see where this series goes, but it is currently scheduled to be a seven book series. We pick up Pol, the disinherited prince, at twelve years old and will see him grow in the first few books. As he gets older his horizons change and he will change, struggling with his identity, his talent and his place in the Baccusol Empire.
It is available at Amazon as an kindle book and in paperback form.
Send me an email and let me know how you like the book.
By the way, the next book in the series is already underway. This one has to title of The Monk’s Habit.
Now that Trak and Valanna have tied the knot and finished their adventures, a new character comes to town. Here is the preliminary back cover blurb:
Poldon Fairfield, a twelve-year-old prince has no desire to rule, since his poor health has convinced them that he will not live long enough to sit on any throne. Matters take a turn for the worse when his father, the King of North Salvan, decides his oldest will rule in a far away country where Pol’s mother is first in line of succession, followed by Pol, her only child. Pol learns that he has developed a talent for magic, and that may do him more harm than good as he must struggle to survive among his half-siblings, now turned hostile against him.
The first book of the series is in editing and is expected to debut towards the end of August, 2016. I’ve included a preliminary version of the cover and I must admit that I like it.