Wednesday, January 22, 2020

Update: January 2020

Hi everyone. I've not written a blog post or any sort of update in a several months. I have a few updates I'd like to share as we close in on the end of January 2020. Most of you probably have plans or goals for the new year and I'm no different. One of the biggest is a production goal. I want to produce more new fiction this year than ever. I will be doing this in a variety of ways so stay tuned for that as I will be updating with further details but I will share a few right now.

First, I'm back to share a new book release. You can purchase my second short story collection, Other Realms: Volume Two. This new book collects thirteen of my fantasy and science fiction short stories. You can buy by visiting the publisher's website here or visit Amazon or other online retailers.

If you like short stories, why not give it a read.

Second, I am developing a more regular collection or anthology to showcase my short fiction so I am writing more regularly and contributing to the big production goal.

Third, there will be more novels and other books this year. I'm developing a schedule to help me better accomplish these more involved projects.

Again, stay tuned, folks!

Friday, September 27, 2019

Updates: Late September 2019

Well, it's been a good while since I added anything to this site. I've had a busy time this summer and a few setbacks as well. One of the biggest things that changed was that I left my main job to focus on the development and operation of Founders House Publishing. So I'm in this full time but I'm still looking for ways to make up for the pay reduction and other health issues that complicated matters after I left the job back in July.

Of course, a full-time publisher is only part of a larger project of being re-engaged with my own writing career and freelance writing of some kind. Maybe the move was premature and maybe some aspects of what I am doing might seem precarious, but I just got to a point where I felt it was either now or never. I had to trust that this whole publishing thing was going to pan out. I've been lucky in some respects at finding good writers to partner with who include themselves in the company's stable.

As I've been working to get back on track after a couple of  hospital stays last month, I'm trying to get a sense of how the last few months of 2019 will shape up and how this will all affect my efforts at remaining a full-time self-employed person, a business owner, and nascent entrepreneur.

Since I released my children's book, Simon Greenpants and the Wild Chase, which was co-authored with my son, Matthew, I have also re-released and re-branded a growing series of novels about my sea-faring demigod, Brandin Stormborn, and his various exploits. The first novel, Stormborn's Debt, was originally released in 2015. Earlier this month, I released the second book, Stormborn's Fate.

The Legend of Stormborn series will be an ongoing, episodic affair. Each book is largely intended to stand on its own so don't have to get them all. (though I don't mind if you do, of course) So, check back for updates on all that.

I will also return to the world of Avalantia when Simon Greenpants goes on his next adventure. So, stay tuned for that as well.

In the publishing realm, I remain busy with new releases through the end of the year so visit www.foundershousepublishing.com to find out more.

I also set up a Patreon earlier this year to help with some of the costs of being a creative/publisher. That is still an ongoing project and I'm offering updates, discounts, and free eBooks to supporters there. You can visit my page here: https://www.patreon.com/shaunkilgore

Catch you later, folks.