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Category: Siobhan Dunmoore Naval Science Fiction Series (Page 1 of 10)

The Final Shore

It’s here. The last Siobhan Dunmoore adventure, ending her saga exactly how I envisaged it all those years ago. You can get it from your favorite retailer here:

At this time, it’s still being published by some retailers so if yours doesn’t have it yet, check back in a few hours. The paperback and hardcover versions will come out in the following days.

I hope you’ll enjoy it!

And It’s Off!

I just sent The Final Shore (Siobhan Dunmoore Book 9) to my editor, which means a mid-March publication date is looking more and more possible. Now, back to Imperial Dawn. I’ve just opened the file and began to re-familiarize myself with where I was at when I switched over to the last Dunmoore adventure. With any luck, it’ll be a late May publication date. After that? I’ve been toying with a new series set in the same universe as all my others, but further in the future than Ashes of Empire, featuring a roguish officer who carries out dirty work for the imperial government.

Stay safe and healthy, fellow humans.

Done Again

I just finished writing The Final Shore – Siobhan Dunmoore Book 9, the last installment in the series. It took me a bit longer than expected, mainly because we spent four weeks in January on vacation in an undisclosed location where we practiced the fine arts of farniente and scuba diving. Those of you who follow me on Facebook may have seen a few underwater pictures I posted while we were there.

To say it was difficult wrapping up a series I started so long ago would be an understatement. But it’s done. Now, on to the multiple rounds of revision before it goes to my editor, hopefully before the end of this month. Then, back to Imperial Dawn which I expect to have completed by late May.

Around here, the weather is almost spring-like with temperatures more common in mid-March and only a fraction of the regular amount of snow on the ground. It’s supposed to get colder next week, but not much snowfall. I can’t say that I mind a mild winter. After all, I’m built more for the tropics than the Great White North.

Stay safe and healthy, fellow humans.

Change is Good

I had 40% of Imperial Dawn written when I encountered a blockage two weeks ago, a serious one that prevented me from continuing with the book as it was going. After a lot of reflection, I decided it would be best if I turned my attention to the next one on the list, the ninth and final Siobhan Dunmoore adventure, while I let my subconscious figure out Imperial Dawn. I may have to start over from the beginning because it simply wasn’t headed in the right direction.

I’ve now written 15% of the so-far untitled ninth Dunmoore story and it’s going well because I’ve known for years how it ends. But it probably won’t be out until early February of next year at the earliest. Sorry.

In the meantime, I get to stare out the window at the gray skies, falling leaves and increasingly cold weather as autumn gets a grip on my part of the Great White North.

Stay safe and healthy, fellow humans.

July is the Merriest Month

I just realized it’s been a month since I last posted something. I guess the onset of summer has also triggered a certain amount of laziness. First, the news. When the Guns Roar (Siobhan Dunmoore #6) and A Dark and Dirty War (Siobhan Dunmoore #7) are both out in audiobook. The latter isn’t out on Audible or Amazon yet as of writing this, but it’s only a matter of days. You can find them via the following links:

Our narrator is currently finishing On Stormy Seas (Siobhan Dunmoore #8) so look for it later this month or early next month.

As far as writing the next great novel goes, it’s been slow. I’m struggling a bit with Imperial Dawn, but nothing to worry about. Summer is keeping me from working on it, especially since July is my favorite month. It’s been nice and warm so far, but not too hot. We’ve received a regular amount of rain, so the garden is flourishing and I’m enjoying sitting outside with a book most days, taking advantage of the fact that I can do so easily until late in the evening. And no, I’m not reading science fiction. These days, it’s The Carlisle and Holbrooke Naval Adventures which are set during the Seven Years War (1756-1763) two-hundred and forty years in the past rather than seventeen-hundred years in the future. If you enjoy age of sail novels, give the series a try. I highly recommend it.

And that’s it!

Stay safe and healthy fellow humans.

More Audiobook News!

Without Mercy (Siobhan Dunmoore Book 5) is now out in audio format. As of writing this, it’s available pretty much everywhere except Amazon and Audible, which usually take 2-3 times as long to publish audiobooks as the rest of the retailers. Get it here:

If you get your audiobooks via Amazon or Audible, check regularly. It’ll eventually show up there as well.

In other news, my editor has been busily working on A Peril So Dire, the fourth Constabulary Casefiles adventure. And we’ve officially entered summer in our part of the Great White North.  We were off diving the St. Lawrence River last Thursday, did a short nature hike today and will do a longer hike in the Gatineau Park tomorrow.

Stay safe and healthy, fellow humans.

Dunmoore #4 in audiobook is a go!

I’m pleased to announce that we’ve signed a contract to have Victory’s Bright Dawn (Siobhan Dunmoore Book 4) produced in audio, narrated by Stephen Floyd. It’s the first of the Dunmoores we’re producing ourselves — Dunmoore 1-3 were produced by Tantor Media — and you can rest assured that the remainder of the Dunmoore books will come out in audio as well as we go forward. When will it appear? In roughly three months from now, so mid-June.

Stay safe and healthy, fellow humans.

It’s Out

Good day, everyone. On Stormy Seas (Siobhan Dunmoore Book 8) has been released as previously announced and the ebook is available for purchase at all major retailers. The paperback is available on Amazon, but our printer is experiencing some delays in getting the hardcover as well as the paperback distribution to other than Amazon set up. I hope you’ll enjoy it.

On Stormy Seas

The newest Siobhan Dunmoore adventure will be released next Tuesday, September 13, 2022 in ebook format through all major retailers. The print versions (paperback, hardcover, and large print) will hopefully be available on the same day, but if not, it won’t be long after. You can pre-order the ebook from several retailers already by following this link or heading straight for your favorite online bookseller. I hope you’ll enjoy it.

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