Happy New Year
Apologies for the late tidings. I have been finishing a book. I had the dreaded COVID in November and it put me back about eight weeks.
However, I can happily say that Mr Waterfield’s Ghostly Menagerie is finished as a first draft. I can now also say that I have written four books: three novels and the collection of short stories that is Impossible Fruit. Wow, I am still amazed myself.
By the way Impossible Fruit has done better than I could have ever imagined. It was at one point number 7 on the mid week Amazon Horror Fiction Chart. I also sold all the first set of limited signed hardbacks and paperbacks. I have some more in however, please have a look on my shop page.
Vila Finds the Courage
I have a Blake’s 7 short story with the above title in the anthology Scorpio Tales. Its a very well produced anthology. Packed with quality stories. You can get copies from Lulu via the below link. It is in support of Save the Children.
Publishing Schedule for 2022
I have a busy year this year. Lots happening.
The Secret Magpie, the first of the Cordivae series and my first novel, will be out around Easter. I will do a cover reveal as soon as I can, and then let you all know the release date. It is currently with Catherine, my editor who will sprinkle her magic over it.
February and March, I will be editing Impossible Fruit Too. This second set of stories will be focused around the Chambers family who will become integral to my books and stories. As much so as Isabelle of Stafford the Medieval witch. I will also be writing a novelette called The Future Magpie, which will become the lead piece in this collection.
April – June I will be completing The Raven’s Message (Cordivae Book 2) as I want a quick turn around for a September/October release. I have written quite a bit already so this is achievable.
September – November I will be drafting The Rook’s Challenge (Cordivae 3) ready for release Easter next year 2023.
I am hoping to have Impossible Fruit Too (yes that’s how I’m spelling it) out for Christmas 2022. I know that will be a long shot if I’m writing one and a half books this year, but we will see how I go.
So the schedule is as follows:
The Secret Magpie out April 2022
The Raven’s Message out by October 2022
Impossible Fruit Too will be a possible Christmas 2022 release, if not sometime in 2023.
The Rook’s Challenge will be out Feb 2023
Mr Waterfield’s Ghostly Menagerie will be out September 2023
Impossible Fruit Tree will be out by Christmas 2023
Of course if I get a commission or a contract for a short story submission , that will take precedence over the above. I am awaiting a few responses to submissions and pitches. Hopefully some exciting news to follow.
Well that’s about it for the round up, See you for the cover reveal for The Secret Magpie!
Thanks for reading.