Saturday, August 17, 2019
Oh, all right! I know when I'm beaten . . .
I'd initially planned my latest fantasy novel, "Taghri's Prize", to be a stand-alone work, without sequels. However, a large proportion of the reviews on Amazon.com have hinted, suggested, or plain outright demanded that I write more in Taghri's universe. I know when I'm beaten! If I want to be a successful writer, earning a living, I have to give my readers what they want - and you clearly want more Taghri.
I've begun working out a plot for Taghri 2. It's going to involve theft, plots against a King, skullduggery on the high seas, and city-states competing against each other for power and influence. I'm already laughing as I envisage the complications that may ensue.
The third Ames Archives Western novel, "Gold on the Hoof", is preparing for publication right now. I'm busy writing the third and final volume of the Laredo War trilogy. Next will be the sixth volume in the Maxwell Saga. Coming soon, possibly even before Laredo 3, will be the first Maxwell Omnibus: the first 3 Maxwell books, plus a new short story set in that universe, to give people an incentive to read it. I'm also working on a joint novel with another author, and a short story with a short-term deadline for another anthology. That'll keep me busy for the rest of 2019 and into early 2020.
When most of that is out of the way, look for Taghri 2, Ames 4, a preparedness handbook (which we discussed in these pages earlier this year), and at least one science fiction novel in 2020.
They do say there's no peace for the wicked!