You love this book.  You want to marry this book. Buy this book, you fool!

You love this book.  You want to marry this book. Buy this book, you fool!

Progress on "Children of Light!"

As promised, I am finally getting a start on this book. Also as promised, I'm re-releasing Books 1 & 2 with spiffy new covers, but even more importantly with spiffy new edits! There were goofs and glitches that bugged me about both books, and some pretty heinous ones at that. Some fairly stupid mistakes were made. And now, hopefully, they are all corrected!

For those of you who bought, read, and loved these books — THANK YOU! I'm honored that you gave me the time and space in your brain. I sincerely apologize that these things weren't perfect. As a token of my appreciation, anyone who bought (or buys) the print edition from can get the Kindle version of the book FREE. 

If you bought the Kindle version (or any other ebook version), you're not going to be left out in the cold. I'm planning to design and sign some bookplates that I can send you, for starters. Other perks may arise soon as well, so keep tuned to this channel.

Now, for the progress report!

Books 1 & 2, 2nd edition, are now on sale via Amazon, and other channels will have them very soon! For you ebook readers, you can snag the new editions now. If you already own the book, I recommend deleting it from your library and re-downloading it to get the latest edition. Sorry I have no control over updating it remotely, but at least you're not left hangin'!

Book 3, "Citadel: Children of Light" is in the outline stage. That's good. Very good. Because until now it's been in the "denial" stage, as I had minor anxiety attacks over all the work that had to be done to get Books 1 & 2 in better shape, and get my brain back into the story so I could write about all of this one more time. 

Once I'm done with the outline, I can dig in on the writing. And when I do, I'm going to keep you posted on my progress, right here. This little doohickey will show you where I am in the draft:


Citadel: Children of Light — PROGRESS METER

0 / 50000 words. 0% done!

So ... 0.% Big ol' goose egg. For now, anyway. As soon as I start the actual writing (as opposed to the outlining) you'll be able to watch my progress, and harass me when I drag my feet. 


I knew you'd be in.

So here we go! I'm excited, and I have ideas for this story that I think will make the wait worthwhile. So watch this space, and bug the crap out of me, and help me spread the word about this series!

Tell everyone you know to go buy a copy of Citadel: First Colony and Citadel: Paths in Darkness today!

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