A Few Project Updates

Hi there! It’s been a chaotic and frightening time lately, and I’d like to hopefully distract you from that chaos, maybe give you something to look forward to.

  • Beautiful War Book II: The Ruin is finished–long since finished, actually–and I’ve been talking with my editor and the rest of my team to get it published.  There have been pretty severe delays due to the current nationwide quarantine and all the headaches that come with that, but the book has made it through basic editing and is awaiting a look by my proofreader.  I should have far more to say about this in the coming months!
  • I wrote a novella called Devil and the Deep!  It’s a horror mystery about a bunch of people trapped on a ship who all hate each other.  I conceived of it on a lark while I was starting my new job, and before I knew it, I’d written about 27,000 words.  In the near future I’ll be trying to get it published traditionally, and I hope you’ll be able to read it soon.
  • I’m gonna start selling The Waste at conventions!… is what I’d like to say, but given the COVID-19 situation, I imagine it’ll be at least a few months until I can feasibly do that.  Still, I have plans, and I’ve tweaked The Waste’s cover to be cleaner and more presentable.  I look forward to meeting people and showing off The Waste in public, where I can hopefully reach a new audience.

And finally,

  • Beautiful War Book III: The Warmage is coming along nicely, over halfway complete.  It will be a long time before this one sees any eyes other than mine, but it’s happening.

I don’t have much concrete material to show off, but I do have something new as this post’s featured image: the future cover of The Ruin, painted by the fantastic Hillary Wilson, whose work you can check out here and here.  I’m very proud of how this cover turned out, and I wanted it to evoke a different feeling than The Waste’s melancholy desert.  The Ruin is a story of secret journeys through lands both fascinating and dangerous, of ruins hidden in the shadow of austere, powerful cities.

And there’s a war, of course.  Couldn’t call the series Beautiful War otherwise.


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