I would like to forecast the year to come and let you know what is in the mix for 2019.
I really enjoyed putting out a newsletter. It allowed me to talk about things I just had no forum to discuss. Last year we talked about Kestic, Land of Monsters, and Teretal, Land of Beasts. We talked about Hell, Heaven, Vampires and Goats, Immortality, Reader Appreciation, The Manhunters omnibus, and the twisting, turning world of patterns and crossover in my work. In the coming year, we will talk about the breadth and depth of my world, more stories from The Veil, works to come, and writing the female character.
The project that has me most excited is Legends of the Exiles. This is my next release and it comes out with a bang. The piece is about four women trying to survive and thrive in a male-dominated society. It is a culture I have been developing for close to a decade and will take you into an entirely new section of my world. This book tells the story of their quest for meaning and love, and the sacrifices they make to find a place in a world not built for them. It is a revealing look into the female mind, and I am so excited about it.
Along with that story will come two others based on the same culture. One is a song (yes, I wrote a song); it is a drinking song called The Goats of Breastion. I touched on it last year here in my newsletter. I will be making it available, as it is a feature in Legends of the Exiles.
Also there will be a new novella from this culture. This novella, called The Savage, will pick up where Dead Girl leaves off and show us what happens to Ellen and Tulbo. It will only be available through my newsletter for free. It is not slated to be released to the public until October 5, 2028.
All together that is 580 pages of new content coming out April 15, 2019.
In October, I will be releasing the first book in a new series, The Madness Wars. I have been working on it for eight years. This series is huge, a sweeping five-book epic about a war fought between a military state, bent on domination and destruction, and a nation steeped in history and lore. The entire epic series is finished and will be released one book every six months until the final release on October 5, 2021.
I’d like to mention a couple other things coming this year. Last month I started an Instagram account. Now you have to be patient with me, as I have no idea what I am doing, but I am excited for a chance to show you a deeper, more intimate glimpse into my everyday life and the environment I work in.
Currently, I am working on this season of Teardrop Road blog posts. It’ll stretch all the way through this year and into next, dealing with the topic of my childhood in inner city Milwaukee. Also in the blog we will see more of the Lost Confessions, author interviews, and like today, every third Wednesday of the month, a blog about my life as a writer.
Thanks for coming with me this last year. And if you are just getting here, hold on, because just as I have been saying for two and a half years now, there is a lot more coming.