September 20

Next update POSTPONED to October 20 – but it’s going to be BIG!

Good excuse for being late this update: September 19 was my anniversary! Sixteen years married to the love of my life – without her support I wouldn’t be what I am today. Probably should have recognized the date when I first picked it for an update, but I had a lot on my mind. So instead of writing up my blog, yesterday evening was spent with my wife and some friends having dinner at the awesome Uchiko restaurant here in Austin.

So, what’s been going on since my last update? Well, The Scorched Earth has now been released in both the US and the UK. So to celebrate, I took a little trip to Las Vegas. Met some friends, watched some football, played some golf and did more than my fair share of gambling. By the end of the trip, I still had money left in my bankroll, so by my method of accounting that means I was a WINNER!

The Vegas trip also marked the beginning of my final push to finish off Chaos Unleashed, the final book in my Chaos Born trilogy. The book isn’t coming out until next year, but images for the US cover have already been leaked. Go ahead and take a peek; I think it’s pretty cool. (In case you couldn’t figure it out, that’s Keegan and Scythe in the picture.)

I expect to have the first draft of Chaos Unleashed finished by the middle of October. In fact, I better have it done, because the end of October I’m going to be a bit busy. I’ve been invited to be a guest at Lucca Con, one of the biggest sf-f fan conventions in the world! Here’s my listing in the official program… though you might need to run the website through Google Translate if you don’t speak Italian. 

I’m going to be making multiple appearances at Lucca, including several book signings and even some workshops and roundtables. So if you’re attending, or you plan to be in Italy at the end of October, check out the official website for more details – it’s going to be a blast! (And I’ll be sure to post info on my Twitter account as we lock my schedule down.)

Okay, that’s about all for this update. Hopefully the next update will be on time, and I’ll have more info about Lucca Con and the progress of Chaos Unleashed. Until then, be sure to pick up your copies of Children of Fire and The Scorched Earth (or get extra copies to give to your friends if you already have them!)

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