Good news for library users and audiobook listeners: The Translocator, my trilogy of science fiction adventures about an inventor and an archaeologist and the crazy things they have to do to get back home when they’re stranded on different planets, goes wide.
That means that the 25-hour saga is now available not only on Audible, but also wherever else audiobooks are sold, including Audiobooks.com, Bookbub’s Chirp, Google Play, Apple, and to libraries via Overdrive.
I’m excited for my first series to reach new readers around the world on all these audiobook platforms. Would you help me out by telling a friend? Just forward this blog post to them with a personal note.
Photos from Colorado Springs
Judging by the enthusiastic responses I received on my last post, many of you have fond memories of Colorado Springs, particularly Pike’s Peak. Some even asked for photos! We didn’t go up the peak this time around, but we did get some great outdoor photos while hiking in Garden of the Gods and Cheyenne Mountain. Here are a few of my favorites.
Works in progress
Many have asked what’s next for me. I’ve got a few projects in flight right now:
Starfighter Down, the first novel in a space opera series I’ve been working on this year, has been through two drafts and is currently with beta readers. The beta reading process for this book has been more involved than usual because I wanted to make sure the fighter jet flying sequences and military protocols and ranks were all believable, and as accurate as futuristic science fiction can be. I’ll have their feedback this week and then there will be one more revision before that book is ready for final production.
While I wait for beta reader feedback, I haven’t been sitting idle. I’ve been focusing on planning my next two projects. Outlines for Gunn Files 4 and the untitled sequel to Starfighter Down are both nearly ready. That’ll put me in a good position to spend the next four to six months writing almost nonstop. (I say almost because I’ll have to slot the beta reader revision in there, too.) That’s ~180-200k words between the two books. Two solid, full-length novels.
I do 20-40k a month when I’m making good time, but that doesn’t account for revision, editing or production. So you’ll know more about publish dates when I know more, but expect my next book in 2021.
Those are my updates. I have a plan and I’m following through with it. Publishing three novels and writing two more during a pandemic ain’t a bad record for a guy with a full-time job.
P.S. I’m thinking about what to share with you next next. Would you be more interested in details on the beta reading process for Starfighter Down, or would you rather read a short story I haven’t shared in a while?