Wednesday Afternoon Ramblings

For a couple of weeks now, I’ve been promising exciting news about book three and the series.  Today, I can finally make the announcement.  My friends at Seventh Star Press are taking over publication of The Brotherhood of Dwarves.  With their outstanding marketing and promotional campaigns, Seventh Star can provide the series with the exposure it deserves.  I’m excited and proud to be the newest addition to their stable of writers, including the award-winning Jackie Gamber, Steven Shrewsbury, Michael West, and the hardest working man in the business, Stephen Zimmer.

Book three, The Fall of Dorkhun, will be released this summer as a limited edition hardback.  Then, Seventh Star will re-release both The Brotherhood of Dwarves and Red Sky at Dawn as trade paperbacks under their banner.  Sometime in the fall, book three will also be released as a trade paperback.  For a limited time, both TBOD and RSAD will still be available from Third Axe Media, but the availability of those editions is limited.

I’m proud of all that I accomplished as an independent author.  I’ve grown a strong and loyal reader base and have sold books in nearly every state and even some in the UK.  I’ve been a guest author at multiple conventions, including Dragon*Con.  Not many independents can say that.  While I did make many mistakes, especially the first couple of years, overall, I couldn’t be prouder of how far I’ve come.  Now, the time is right to make this move, and while part of me is sad to retire Third Axe, I know the series is in excellent hands.

To my readers, I apologize for the multiple delays in getting book three to market.  Those of you who follow this blog know a little of the history of all that’s occurred during the completion of this manuscript.  For those who don’t, look back at the one I wrote last week chronicling most that’s happened during this period.  However, as I’ve been working on the final draft, I feel as if the book will be worth the wait.  There’s an energy to it that crackles, and it contains some of my strongest writing.  In short, it’s a good book.

Thank you to everyone who has helped me along the way.  I don’t want to single out any individual for fear of forgetting someone instrumental, but if you’ve encouraged me in any form, you know who you are.  I will always appreciate the faith you put in my writing, even when I had my doubts.  Now, looking to the future, I truly feel as if today is the beginning of something special.

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