Two posts on the same day? Ridiculous, you say!
The fifth novel in my Birthright series is now available on Amazon and Barnes & Noble. I’m still working on formatting the paperback for Createspace, but that’s much less important in the grand scheme of things. The book was released within a couple weeks of the third anniversary of the first book in the series and my first adventures in publishing with Amazon’s Kindle program (and eventually Barnes & Noble’s Nook Press). It’s been a great time; I’ve done what I enjoy anyway, which is writing. Along the way, people have been buying the novels and I consider myself lucky very time I check out a sales report and see the numbers. It’s not about competing with an arbitrary number or beating someone else’s sales; it’s about seeing that people actually seem to enjoy what I’ve written and come back for more.
So, if you’re one of those people- Thank you! If you’re not, well, you should be! 🙂
I want to wrap up this particular story arc in the sixth novel, though I plan to continue writing these characters. In the meantime, I’m 20,000 words into something completely different.
Looking at media these days, everybody lives dystopian fiction. Police state, oppressive post-war Big Brother, etc. Other than one or two novels I can think of, though, you never see any stories about how the places got to that point. I’m working on a present-day novel about just that: what would lead to an oppressive, unified world government that decided what was right for everyone, everywhere? It’s told from the perspective of a small Colorado town that happens to be the unfortunate test subject of the measures that would need to be taken in order to assert complete control.
It’s something very different than my normal writing, but what’s the point in calling yourself an author if you never challenge yourself and try something new? It seems like every time I talk to a co-worker, we end up on the topic of where the country and world are going, and looking at headlines, conspiracy buffs, and what people seem to be interested in reading, I think there’s a market for an origin story on where the dystopian future got its start. So, there’s that.
For a link to the Birthright novel, titled Pursuit, click here for the book’s page, and happy reading!
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