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Rogue Agent Update

  [Posted 04-Feb-2018]

So, I know you're wondering about the next Rogue Agent book. There's good news and bad news on that front. The good news is yes! Book 5 is in the works. The bad news is that right now I can't give you a publication date. For this I am extremely sorry. The last year and a bit saw me fighting some health issues that totally screwed up my carefully designed work schedule. I'm now madly playing catch up, and part of that was realising I needed to focus on the first book in The Tarnished Crown series. That task is accomplished, almost -- The Falcon Throne is in production now and will be out later this year. But I also need to get a head start on book 2 in the series. Once that's done, I'll be able to focus on Rogue Agent 5.

Please don't doubt I love those characters and that series and I will be delivering the next adventure as soon as possible. So stay tuned! And in the meantime, know how much I appreciate your patience and wonderful enthusiasm.

The Tarnished Crown update

  [Posted 04-Feb-2014]

Wow. It's February already. How did that happen????

So, here's where we're up to with The Tarnished Crown series. Book 1 is with the copy editor now. I'll get it back in a few weeks, do my final polish pass on it, then on pain of death I'm not allowed to change anything else. Just a case of waiting for the galleys. 

The book is due for release in Australia/UK/USA in September. Also note it's had a final, final title change:

The Tarnished  Crown book 1: The Falcon Throne.

I love this title. I wish I could say I thought of it. Titles for me are a dicey affair: I either get it right off the bat, or I flounder. The series title is mine, and I love it. The credit for this one goes to the great team at Orbit.

Right now I'm deep in research mode for book 2, plus planning a total revamp of my online presence. I know, I know -- not before time! So stay tuned ...

Amazon UK promotion, and 2014

  [Posted 09-Jan-2014]

Well, to celebrate the new year, I've been included in Amazon UK's new Kindle promotion: The Amazon Kindle 100. That means The Innocent Mage, first book in the Mage series, will be available for the great price of 1.49 pounds until February. Enjoy!

In other news, this year is shaping up to be very exciting. The Tarnished Crown bk 1, The Path to Power, is currently being examined by my eagle-eyed editors, and will soon be on its journey through the production process for a release later this year. Stay tuned for a publication date. I'm also busily planning my trip to the UK. I'll be at Worldcon in London, British Fantasycon in York - where the massively spectacular Kate Elliott is a guest -  as well as doing some more research in the UK and France, and some authorly appearances with the wonderful Glenda Larke. Of course, life can happen, but that's the plan right now. I'm so excited, I can't tell you! More details as they come to hand.

The rest of this year will be consumed by the finishing touches to Tarnished Crown bk 1, and the drafting of Tarnished Crown bk 2. I'm already in research mode for that, and the ideas are sparking fast and furious.

There's just one unanswered questions, and that's when I'll be tackling Rogue Agent #5. I've had some anxious reader mail on the subject, and all I can do is grovel and say -- as soon as I can, I will write it. As most of you know, the two last two years were particularly challenging on a whole bunch of fronts and played merry hell with my writing schedule. I'm confident things are back on track now, but it does mean playing a lot of catch up. Complicating matters is the fact that the Tarnished Crown books are proving to be a massive challenge. In a good way, I hasten to add, but even so - phew! So I've got some stuff to fiddle with. But rest assured, I have not forgotten Gerald and co, I love them to pieces, and they will return!

Happy new year to everyone, and may 2014 be our best year yet!

Happy New Year! It's 2014 downunder ...

  [Posted 31-Dec-2013]

Well, so much for 2013. And good riddance. It was a very tough year. Five deaths in one year is five too many. I'll take this moment to pay final respects to Cecilia, Fiona, Toni, Marguerite and John: young and old, in sickness and in health, they've all left this world a poorer place for their passing. But they were loved, and are missed, and will never be forgotten.

So here's to a bright and encouraging new year. To all of you, be well, be safe, be happy -- and may your dreams come true this year.

From me, my thanks for everything. Stay tuned for news about the website and stuff going forward ...

Merry Christmas!

  [Posted 25-Dec-2013]

Well, talk about a silent night ... how about a silent year????

2013 has been a challenge on more fronts than I have time or energy to talk about. Suffice it to say, though, the first book of The Tarnished Crown series is now complete and with my editors. Titled The Path to Power, it will be out next year. I'm very proud of this one.

With a little breathing space up my sleeve, I'll be making some website changes, so stay tuned.

In the meantime, I wish you and yours the very merriest, happiest and safest of Christmas times. For me, my greatest gift this year has been the wonderful support of you readers, who continue to bear with me even with long periods of silence.

All the best!