So I recently told you guys what was coming for Magiford, but what about the rest of the year?
You might have missed it in all of the release fun, but Pack of Dawn and Destiny–aka, Pip’s trilogy–is now available in audio format!
Later this year, The MBRC will also be making its audio début. (No release dates yet, sorry!) It will be a complete boxset release (just like Snow Queen) so it will be a great deal for your Audible credit if you are part of that membership program! Gate of Myth and Power will also be turned into an audiobook, but we haven’t even started auditions yet so I’m not yet certain if it will be out this year or next year.
To make it easier for everyone to track which books are available in audio I create a new Audiobooks page as part of the Books menu. Go there if you ever want to double check what has been released!
SheaCon is a weekend of K.M. Shea themed fun held on a Discord server, and is free to attend! There will be panels with myself and guest authors, plus games and activities all weekend. SheaCon 2023 will be on July 28th-30th in the US Central timezone.
What Books are Next?
As mentioned in a previous post, Jade’s unnamed Magiford trilogy will be launching in December 2023. And I’ll also be devoting a lot of time this year to Second Age of Retha book #4!
Sadly, I’m not going to be able to publish Retha this year. Chloe’s series took me way longer than expected to write so I’m already off to a two/three month late start than I was planning for this year–which is a lot when you’re doing with big projects like books. I’m also still dealing with some leftover health problems so my writing speed is down, but the other big thing is…. Retha books are SO LONG. Seriously, the only other books that are longer are Angelique’s and that is saying something!
Another slow down is that Retha books also need more editing than usual because I have to double check all the skill names, levels–of characters and skills–and make sure I was consistent with things like character classes. But the extra editing is worth it to make the story good for you Champions!
And there is still some good news attached tot his! While there is no possible way I’ll be able to publish Retha #4 this year, I’m optimistic that I will be able to finish writing it this year, so that’s still a plus! (I’ve been working on it all May, and I’ve got a good 30,000 words done. Which…isn’t much if it decides to be another 100,000+ word book, but at least it’s a great start!)
Important for other upcoming projects:
One of the best parts about being a reader is the anticipation for the next book, so the team and I have decided to switch our focus to the book/series that are coming next! We’re changing from a lot of future planning, to focusing on one project one at a time. This means right now for new/upcoming books we’re focusing on Jade’s series in Magiford and the fourth Retha book since I’m writing them at the same time. For audio books we’re focused on the MBRC trilogy!
We won’t have updates for any projects besides these, but if you keep an eye on the coming soon page we’ll be updating the page with new info about these projects–like when the MBRC moves from the recording to editing phase of audiobook production.
I’m so excited, because this switch means we’ll be able to organize more fun for you Champions linked to these projects! I already have plans for you to help me name a few new Retha characters, and the team is talking about new ways to get our community ready for Jade’s series! (And that’s not even touching on everything that’ll go down at Sheacon!)
So that is the update for what projects you’ll see in 2023! This year is a lot of catch up for me, but I’m glad I’m still here to be doing the catch up after the mess that was 2022 and the end of 2021! Thanks for reading, Champions, and have a lovely day!