A lot has happened over the last few months. Deciding the write the prequel: The Sanalow Years has altered my entire book series.
Nobody panic, though. It just means I am withdrawing the books from sale for rewrites and cover redesign. The majority of the story remains the same, but in order to make them all match up, I have had to make some changes.
This time around, I am going it alone. I will no longer be working with Author House UK, instead, I shall be directly publishing onto Amazon myself.
The Sanalow Years is out now to buy. The rerelease of The Wayfarer's Journey came out on October 31 2020! It was retitled The Wayfarer's Journey: The Judelen Stratagem.
My first poetry volume of Through My Eyes is out and I am honoured to be supporting Making Space. Please make sure you go and buy the book. All profits go directly to them.
The second volume of Through My Eyes was published in December 2020, again it is supporting Making Space.
I ran a poetry class for Making Space on October 20, and it was a great success. I am looking forward to the next one in February 2021.
As you all know, I won the 2019 National Novel Writing Month challenge.
I wrote over 50,000 words in 15 days instead of 30.
I took part again in November 2020 and smashed my score! This year, I am aiming for ten days.
The Creator Chaos podcast is currently taking a break from recording. I am hoping myself, Peter James Martin, Zack Brooks, Kelvin Rodrigues, and Peter Hartog will be able to return in the future. In the meantime, we talk every day and our all focused on our writing projects.
Check out the diary below for my upcoming marketing events, book signing & talks
I have just been to visit my previous website to make sure everyone knows to redirect here. I found this comment from Rob in regards to my blog post: My First Official Review. Thanks so much Rob!
What I liked in this post was your honesty and mindset, as you have taken the feedback in a positive way, which we all know is tough. If you take what you now know into your next book like you said, then I would be confident you can reach a 4 or a 5 star. I also love you front cover by the way.
When was The Wayfarer's Journey and The Child of Light written?
Between 2000-2003 while I was suffering kidney failure. The story was split into two books, the sequel being The Child of Light. Both manuscripts were filed away until 2018, when, as if by magic, a publishing opportunity became available.
When was The Wayfarer's Journey and The Child of Light published?
They were originally published in 2018 and 2019.
Where does The Sanalow Years fall in the timeline?
It's a prequel which comes before The Wayfarer's Journey. The Sanalow Years, The Wayfarer's Journey (now The Judelen Stratagem) and The Child of Light are Jack Orden's trilogy within the book series. They run back-to-back. He will not appear in any other prequels unless they are in-between stories.
When was The Sanalow Years published?
Will there be another book after The Child of Light?
I couldn't say just now. I am working on The War of Power prequel first. This is the story that takes you right back to the beginning of the world.
When was Through My Eyes published?
June 2020. When I set it up on Amazon I put the Making Space bank details in so all profits go straight to them.
When will the next poetry volume be out?
Watch this space. I am currently putting together the second manuscript. I need to contact some charities and finalise who the next book will be for.
Are you working on anything else?
Oh yes. I had an idea for a supernatural novella pop into my head a few months ago. I have the finished manuscript. I am just debating whether to pass it out to beta readers or go straight for professional editing and publish it.
I am also working on a light-hearted, humorous novel inspired by events in my life. This is going to be my focus for NaNoWriMo this Novemeber.