Midsummer Update

We can quibble about the midsummer part, but considering that summer vacation is now only two months long, it’s officially the halfway point for my kids. So I’ll go with it!

The Sacred Radiance released a few weeks back, as you can see from the updated link in the sidebar. If eBooks aren’t your thing, you can get a paperback copy from Amazon, and paperback or hardback directly from the publisher here.

As impressive as Amazon’s marketplace is, it’s still kind of funny how something that should be simple, like linking differing versions of a book, takes so long sometimes. But, such is the life of an author. There are quite a few things outside of your control. Thankfully, I just shake my head and laugh … most of the time.

I’ve got quite a few irons in the fire at the moment. I’ve begun work on the fifth Z-Day book, A Place for Peace. The additional stories I’m adding to the fourth Z-Day book are in, and that should be available again soon – before the kiddos back to school, if everything lines up right. Peace, unfortunately, won’t be done anywhere near that soon. I’m getting the sense that it’s going to be pretty big, which will take a while. That’s not something I’m entirely happy with, particularly when I originally hoped to write and release it last winter, but there’s not much I can do about that other than power through.

Paxton is being particularly stubborn at the moment. He’s got his arms crossed and is refusing to leave the flight deck, so I’ve been working on the sixth book in that series, A Vital Breath. Up until now, the titles and themes of Paxton’s adventures have largely been inspired by Shakespeare. I’m taking a different approach with this book, with a title referring to Longfellow’s poem Haunted Houses.

The spirit-world around this world of sense
Floats like an atmosphere, and everywhere
Wafts through these earthly mists and vapours dense
A vital breath of more ethereal air.

For a series that started out as a ghost story, we’ve not spent much time in haunted houses. That’s going to change, and Paxton’s going to be knee-dip in a particularly bad one, because … but that would be telling, wouldn’t it? Stick around, and you’ll see how things are going.

Until next time!

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