I’ve been rather lax on giving updates recently, and so I thought I would dangle some carrots in front of you. I’m not a huge fan of carrots myself, but the metaphor fits, so why not.
I finished The Nomad’s Crucible recently, and got that warm fuzzy feeling you get when you complete a major project. I have been working on this book for over a year, so I was definitely feeling good. In a previous post I talked about a publisher I was considering submitting my book to, and my latest news is that I officially submitted my manuscript to Angry Robot Books just the other day. They are a smaller publisher in the UK, but they publish worldwide, and have some very good reviews. I have not heard back yet, but no news is good news at this point.
While I wait for an answer from the publisher, I am moving ahead on some other writing projects I have brainstormed, as well as maybe coming up with some new ideas for other stories. This is my time to tell some new stories in the world of Novyra, so stay tuned for more exciting news to come on those.
AND NOW A BUNDLE OF CARROTS…
I thought I would share some of the books I am reading to show you that I actually have a life outside of work, sleep, family, and writing. So, here are the three books I’m currently reading.
Stephen King’s IT needs no introduction, I don’t think. My kids talked me into seeing the movie with them, and so off to the theatre we went. The movie was great! A few weeks later we were in the bookstore, and my kids saw the book. They immediately said, “Dad let’s get the book so we can read it.” Based on some things I’ve heard, I figured I better read it first, so I have begun the 1200 page journey into the story of Pennywise. So far I’m having a blast.
Valley of Embers is a fantastically fun adventure written by the immensely talented Steven Kelliher. I met Steven in Facebook group we both frequent, and I have been loving this book. It follows races of magical beings known as Landkist, the primary protectors of which are the Embers – people who literally wield flame with every fiber of their being. I am thoroughly enjoying it, and I highly recommend it for the ardent fantasy fan.
This book falls into the Steampunk Fantasy category. Now I have never really been too much into Steampunk, but I love Jim Butcher’s writing, and I’m really enjoying this one. An airship captain by the name of Grimm, employed by the aristocracies of the Spires, sets out to battle an ancient enemy that is threatening to tear humanity apart. This book is heavy with political intrigue, interesting magic, and even warrior cats. I’m thoroughly enjoying it.
Well, there you have it. I hope you’ve enjoyed the updates, and a glimpse at my reading list. Stay tuned for more news to come soon.
Embracing the Magic,