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As of this writing, The Terran Privateer has been bouncing around the #200s on Amazon.com for a week. Suffice to say, I am extremely pleased with the success of the book and am glad everyone is enjoying it!
Since the question has been asked: yes, there will be an audiobook. I’ve signed a contract, but details are still taking shape.
Since The Terran Privateer was clearly labelled as book one of the Duchy of Terra series, I’ve also been asked when the next one is coming out. Some folks would clearly like the answer to be “tomorrow” but I do have other series to work on.
I intend to have book 4 of both Starship’s Mage and Castle Federation out before I return to Duchess Bond.
You may have noticed that the schedule on the main page has undergone some changes, including the dates past Alien Arcana becoming very vague. For reasons of my wife’s health, it has become necessary for us to move and we are relocating from Alberta to Ontario near the Great Lakes. Our new city is much more temperate and doesn’t have the spectacular weather shifts of our current home, which so far has been very promising for her migraines.
This is a huge endeavor and one we’re putting together with very little time: we made the decision July 10th and we are moving August 15.
Right now, it is impossible for me to judge how long it will take me to get back up to speed after the move so I am hesitant to commit to schedules past the release for Alien Arcana (Alien Arcana is complete, but still needs editing and covers and so forth).
My current plan is that I will release Alien Arcana, Q-Ship Chameleon, and then will likely detour back to ONSET, my urban fantasy thriller project, before returning to Duchy of Terra. I want to release two ONSET books close together as I’m trying to break into a notoriously difficult genre.
Once I’m back in the swing of things, I’m aiming to have four series running: Starship’s Mage, Castle Federation, Duchy of Terra and ONSET; with each receiving a release in each six month period.
Reality may ensue, but that’s the goal. Assuming we survive the move!