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Kal’s 2019 Forecast

Happy New Year everyone!

2019 is here.  Boy do I have a full plate.  I’ve got six books that I plan to get published this year, another three or four books I want to get written, and a whole lot of writing to do in general.

Right now I have twenty two books in print (kind of mind-blowing to me when I think about it).  They’re set in five different universes: Eoriel, Shadow Space, Star Portal, Dead Train, and Mark Wandrey’s 4HU.  I have nine different series in print, with an average* of three books per series (and 4 more books written that haven’t yet been published).  This year I plan to finish the Children of Valor series, wrapping it up in book five, while continuing to write the spinoff series, Forsaken Valor.  I also plan to return to my Eoriel Saga, Shadow Space Chronicles, and Renegades series, with more books coming in all of them.  I’m working on the next Argonauts book in the 4HU as well.  My goal is to release a book every two months this year and finish the year at 28 published books.

Conventions are going to be coming fast this year.  I’ll be attending  LTUE in Provo, Utah (February),  Starfest in Denver, CO (April), Liberty Con in Chattanooga, TN (May/June), Spike Con/NASFIC in Layton, UT (July), Dragon Con in Atlanta, GA (August/September).  I may be forgetting something here or there, but that’s what I see for now.  At roughly one convention every two months for the rest of the year, I’m going to be very, very busy.

I’m also trying to coordinate and set up some book signings at local stores here in Colorado, but I’m not sure when that will be happening.  I’ll be sure to post dates here as soon as I know.

On the blog post front, I’m going to be posting some additional writing blog posts as well as movie reviews, book reviews, and whatever else comes up.

Lastly I’m trying to get the audiobook versions of my YA series up soon, ideally over the next few months.  That’s all for now, thanks for reading, and have a happy new year!

*Okay, 2.44, but it almost rounds up!

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Kal’s New Year of Writing

So, this is more of an update on my current writing schedule than anything else.  I’m a bit behind on getting things out (for which I deeply apologize).  On the other hand, I have the minor disclaimer that life has been extremely busy, between me transitioning from one duty station to another in the Army, getting married, the honeymoon, and a variety of other things.  Frankly, I’ve had to prioritize, and since my wife is very well armed and knows how to handle knives, swords, guns, and other dangerous items, naturally, my priorities have focused on the wedding and honeymoon planning.

Thankfully, she also reads science fiction and fantasy, so she’s understanding and tolerant of my writing.

That said, here’s what I’m working on, and my best guess as to when I’ll have it out, as far as I can see over the next year.

Renegades: Ghost Story is the fourth novella of the Renegades series.  I should have that out in early January.  Right now I’m waiting on a cover from the awesome Robert Brockman, who somehow finds time for that kind of thing on top of his normal job.

Echo of the High Kings is an epic fantasy novel, set on the world of Eoriel.  I’m doing the final(ish) rewrites on it right now.  My goal is to release that in February.  As something of an experiment, I’ll enroll it in one of Amazon’s programs and do a free release, so if you’re looking for an epic fantasy to get your teeth into, well, it’s hard to beat free, right?

The Fallen Race is the science fiction novel set in the same universe as The Renegades.  I’ll be releasing it once I complete the final edits, hopefully in the next month, possibly as early as mid January.

I’m also working a compendium of the Renegades novellas, complete with some additional content which I’d like to release sometime in February.  This will include the first four Renegades Novellas as well as three new short stories (to include one set from the perspective of Anubus) and will be released as paperback and ebook.

The next novella in the series, currently titled “Renegades: A Murder of Crowe’s” will be out not long after that.

The next three Renegades Novellas after that aren’t written yet, but they are outlined as “Out of the Cold”, “Assassin”, and “Privateer” and will be arriving between March and August of 2014.

I’ve projected the novel Fenris Unchained for a summer release, though that may shift dependent upon the rewriting I’ve got to do on that.

The sequels for Echo of the High Kings and the Fallen Race will finish up the year, and if I find the time, some additional Renegades novellas.

So, that’s what I’m up to.  Along the way, I’ll be moving, transitioning to yet another job in the Army, and generally trying to balance everything.