2017 was an incredibly productive year for me - though not necessarily in terms of releasing fiction. But I accomplished more networking and freelancing in 2017 than I had in any year prior. And as of the 22nd of October, 2018, the fruits of some of that networking are finally available to the public.
Writer friend of mine James Wylder has created a compelling and layered science fiction universe with his book 10,000 Dawns, and in 2017 James reached out to me to see if I’d be willing to help fill out his upcoming anthology set in the world(s) of 10,000 Dawns.
I immediately accepted.
Astral Tides: The Shadows of Uhmakhet is the first sequel I’ve set in place with the intent to publish. While I have written sequels before, it was years before self-publishing was ever even a thought or belief I had in mind, ever before it was even known to me, let alone considered achievable. The Shadows of Uhmakhet is also my second foray into the universe of the Council, the Union, and, more importantly, the crew of Captain Daltir Stone.
Rimward ended on more of a cliffhanger than any other book I’ve written thus far. And my plans with the story and the series was to make it huge. Six books, at minimum, cataloging the events of Captain Daltir Stone’s life from the first page of Rimward all the way to the final book. And if I decided to take it further, then I would, and if I decided to do spin-offs, then I would. Somewhere around episode five of Rimward I was riding high in the clouds on the fervor and excitement of the story, the characters, and the hanging plot threads, and I felt I could run this story for years without ever running out of steam.
And then I started The Shadows of Uhmakhet.