Having a cold is not fun — especially when it’s a full-on body cold. Not conducive to work. Which explains a little of why I’ve been away from the blog for a while. So, a little news round up of what’s currently going on with me…
That magnum opus of mine is still out there, the special edition of which contains an extended version of Serere, the prelude novella previously available only as an eBook from Untreed Reads. It also contains some new ‘meet’ scenes, written to introduce the main characters and only previously available as part of the showcase book when Hirst was the publisher. So this is the first time this extra material has been commercially available. You can buy the print book HERE, or, if you wish, you can email me — email@example.com — for a free ARC PDF copy, which is given in return for a review wherever you can post one (Amazon, Goodreads, etc).
It is with mixed feelings that I can tell you that the digital run of Space: 1889 & Beyond is coming to an end very soon, but long-term fans need not despair. Plans are under way for print editions of the series. I am currently re-reading and editing the series anew, so far I’ve gone through every book up to Mundus Cerialis, in preparation for the print editions, to give the readers a slightly new experience. Nothing has changed to take away from the digital versions, just been cleaning a few things up, making the ongoing threads a bit more coherent, and fixing certain books that were unable to receive the final polish due to time constraints previously.
Writing on The Forgotten Son has stalled a little, due to my cold, but I shall be returning to it next week. The first draft is due by the end of October, so I’m still on schedule. Work is also continuing apace on the other three books in the first batch of stories, with some really cool stuff coming, including a cover artist who is one of the best out there. More on that soon, since an official announcement is due next month!
SHORT STORY COMPETITION
And on top of all that, I’m also going through some entries in the South Wales Short Story Competition run by Candy Jar Books.
Normal service, such as it is, has been resumed.