Kal’s (Slightly Overdue) March Forecast

Hey everyone!  March is… well, mostly here and gone, actually.  The good news is that I think I’ll have two books finished up this month.  Jormungandr’s Venom (Fenris Unchained Book 3) and Valor’s Duty (Children of Valor #3) are both nearly done and I feel confident that I’ll have them out soon.

Next on my schedule is finishing off the seventh book of the Shadow Space Chronicles.   I’ve got three more books queued up to work on after that, so the rest of spring and all through summer, you should see a number of my books getting ready to come out or coming out.

As you may have seen, I’ve redone the covers of my Shadow Space Chronicles books.  Thanks to the hard work of David C. Simon as the cover artist and to Robert Brockman for the layout/formatting expert, The Fallen Race, The Shattered Empire, The Prodigal Emperor, and The Sacred Stars all have new covers.

Stay tuned and I hope to have some more posts, (including some book reviews, snippets of new books, and cover art peeks) coming out in the next few weeks.  Thanks for reading!


New Covers!

Hey everyone!  I’m happy to announce that I have finally had time to upload the new covers for the early books of the Shadow Space Chronicles.  The Fallen Race, The Shattered Empire, The Prodigal Emperor, and The Sacred Stars all have new cover art from the fantastic David C Simon.  Layout and such is done by Robert  Brockman.

These covers are live on both print and ebooks and will soon be live on the audiobook versions.  I would love to hear your thoughts on which one is your favorite.  Of the four, I have to say I really like the cover for The Sacred Stars, but let me know what you think!

Here are the new covers




Kal’s Whimsy Con Schedule

Hey everyone, sorry for the delayed post, this was supposed to go up yesterday.  Here is my schedule for Denver’s new Steampunk convention!


Merging Steampunk and Fantasy
Mesa Verde A
Fri Mar 2 7:00:pm – 7:50:pm
A discussion on laying the ground work for creating a believable world using the elements of both Steampunk and fantasy.
A.M. Burns, J.A. Campbell, Kal Spriggs, Lou J Berger
Writing Steampunk
Mesa Verde B
Sat Mar 3 9:00:am – 9:50:am
The Steampunk genre doesn’t have well defined edges or boundaries. How do you write a Steampunk aka sci-fi, fantasy, punk, futuristic, Victorian story?
Kal Spriggs, Terry Kroenung, Tonya L. De Marco
Discussing Combat in Fiction
Wind Star A
Sat Mar 3 10:00:am – 10:50:am
The good, the bad, and the ugly scenes of combat and action including the differences between games, movies, and literature. Also a discussion of the morality and emotional impact both upon the audience and the characters involved.
Kal Spriggs, Melissa Koons, Sam Knight, Traci Cartwright
Ow, My Spleen!
Wind Star B
Sat Mar 3 2:00:pm – 2:50:pm
All too often in a book or movie, the characters undergo severe physical trauma, only for them to undertake heroic acts in the following scenes. How do you write realistic fiction where your characters are injured and face the consequences yet still manage to allow them to do what you need?
Jessica Lauren Gabarron, Kal Spriggs