Drat, Foiled Again…

Well, if you’ve noticed the dead silence around here, there’s a reason: my laptop computer died.  And by died, I mean it went completely non-recoverable, complete flatline, OS not found.  Fortunately I don’t save any of my writing files on my hard drive.  Unfortunately, my ancient notebook isn’t capable of running much more than a word document and my desktop computers aren’t great for traveling, which I was doing a lot of at the time.

So, as you can imagine, I haven’t been able to do much writing for blog posts or updating here.  My monthly newsletter, of which the first will go out in only a couple days, will be out on time.  I had a nicely written review for Ant Man, but that I had saved on the hard drive, and since it’s been out this long, I’ll just say I had a lot of fun.

I have a release date planned for The Prodigal Emperor, but I’m waiting to hear back on little things like the cover, so I’m not going to make it public just yet.  Subscribers to the newsletter will get an exclusive first look at the first two chapters.  Also, subscribers this month get a chance to win a signed copy of Wrath of the Usurper.  Don’t miss out and sign up today!

That’s all for now, I promise to be back online as soon.  Thanks for reading!

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July 2015 Update

Just a quick update on what’s new with Kal.

In case you missed watching American Ninja Warrior last week, they didn’t show my run.  Apparently they don’t show everyone and I didn’t make the cut.  I’m a little disappointed, but I still had a ton of fun and want to do it again next year, finances permitting.  Hopefully, if that’s the case, I’ll make it on the actual show.  Even so, if you watched closely you can spot me in the background of a couple of the runs and my wife as well.

Wrath of the Usurper’s audiobook is in production with the very talented Eric Dove doing the narration.  He’s the same narrator from Echo of the High Kings.  Having already heard the first section I can’t wait to hear the final product.  He should be done with it by the end of the month, and then I just have to review it and hopefully it will be live by mid August.

The Prodigal Emperor is almost done.  I’ve had a couple things slow me down in my writing (life is like that), but I feel that the third and final book of the trilogy will close this story arc out well… and leave me with plenty of other stories to explore in that universe.  I’m tremendously excited to get it done and out and even more excited to hear what my readers have to say after they read it over.

That’s all for now, take care and thanks for reading!

 

Tonight, See Kal in American Ninja Warrior!

Kal Spriggs at American Ninja Warrior, 2015 San Pedro
Kal Spriggs at American Ninja Warrior, 2015 San Pedro

The episode to see me run American Ninja Warrior will air tonight on NBC!  This is a military tribute special, so even if you don’t want to watch me, I guarantee there’s some great people on the show with some amazing stories (really, sometimes talking with people there I felt like a serious underachiever).

The episode should also air on Esquire on July 7th and I have heard that individual runs will be available on the internet some time after that.

Free Short Story: Look To The Stars July 7 & 8

Look to the Stars, a short story by Kal Spriggs
Look to the Stars, a short story by Kal Spriggs

Free for the next two days: Look to the Stars.  This short story is a prequel, of sorts, for my novel The Fallen Race.

This is a short story set in the Shadow Space Universe and tells the story of Mason McGann, a smuggler who lives in the shadows.  Mason finds himself drawn into a dangerous game of politicians and warlords, where one wrong step might spell the end not just for him, but for millions of innocent people.  It is set before the events of The Fallen Race and can be seen as a prologue, of sorts, for the Shadow Space Chronicles.

 

Mason McGann is a smuggler, a liar, and a cheat. With his ship impounded by customs, he figures he has no choice left but to auction off information about the lost Dreyfus Fleet. But things are never what they seem when you hold information that can change the course of history.

Look to the Stars is free on July 7th and 8th, 2015 on Amazon.  Get your copy here.

Introducing Kal’s Monthly Newsletter!

I am excited to announce that starting in July I’ll have a Monthly Newsletter, which will post free fiction, snippets from upcoming books, updates to my schedule, and announcements for when books are released.

Kicking it off, subscribers will be entered into a contest to win a signed copy of Wrath of the Usurper and also the first five people to sign up will receive a free Renegades themed T-shirt.

To sign up, follow the link on the main page or click here. Sign up today!