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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:

https://books2read.com/TheFinalShore

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:

https://books2read.com/whengunsroar?format=audiobook

https://books2read.com/darkdirtywar?format=audiobook

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.

And Off We Go

I just sent On Stormy Seas (Siobhan Dunmoore Book 8 ) to my editor. I’m curious to see how she enjoys it. Since Siobhan begins the story by taking up a very senior staff job, there is more intrigue and politics than outright action in this one, inevitably. The Commonwealth isn’t fighting any major wars and any combat action stemming from the dark and dirty little wars of peace involve a few ships here and there, not massive fleets. Now I must turn my attention to the fourth Ghost Squadron outing, where the first signs of the Commonwealth’s impending downfall become visible.

Stay safe and healthy, my friends.

Welcome to August

It’s been a while since my last post, mostly because I was busy writing On Stormy Seas (Siobhan Dunmoore 8) and I’m pleased to say that I’m almost done. One more chapter to go as of writing this blog post, which puts it in a good place for a late September release.

In other news, I’m thrilled to announce that the first Siobhan Dunmoore adventure, No Honor in Death, is part of the Stars of Sci-Fi Summer Humble Bundle along with great stories by great science fiction authors. I encourage you to take a look. There will surely be books written by some of the best in the business you haven’t yet read and you can’t beat the price.

https://www.humblebundle.com/books/starsofscifisummer-books

 

It’s Almost Here!

Good news! Ashes of Empire: Imperial Ghosts is done, was blessed by my editor, and has gone through the pre-production process.  We’ve followed a more rigorous release plan this time around — as some of you may have noticed, I announced a July 5, 2022 release date last week. Well, that release date still holds, but the book is now available for pre-order pretty much everywhere ebooks are sold and will be released in a few days. Here’s the link:

https://books2read.com/imperialghosts

The Amazon paperback version can be ordered from Amazon right now as well, although the other print versions (paperback from other than Amazon retailers, hardcover and large print) won’t be made available for order from your favorite book merchants until later this coming week.

And in other good news, I’m past the one-third mark writing the next Siobhan Dunmoore adventure, On Stormy Seas. So that’s something you can look forward to in late summer or early autumn.

Stay safe and healthy, fellow humans.

Preview Sunday

The upcoming books page on my official website has finally been update (sorry about the delay).

https://www.thomsonfiction.ca/upcoming-books.php

Yes, the next Dunmoore now has a cover and a brief description as well as a projected release timeframe. So far, the outlining is proceeding apace, although come Monday, I’ll be delving back into Imperial Ghosts for the next three weeks or so to clean and polish it. Once it’s off to my editor, the actual writing will begin.

Stay safe.

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