New Paths, New Frontiers, New Possibilities

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Hi, folks. D.A. here again. Thought I’d take a few minutes and post a new blog entry about what is on the horizon for me and my writing.

As you all know, I signed with J. Ellington Ashton Press. You’ll be happy to know that all of the manuscripts have been submitted for their approval and for final edits. That’s good news for me, since it means I’m now back to new projects instead of reworking all of my old books for re-release.

New projects on the horizon are numerous. I’ve got several running at the same time, although I do have a few that I am leaning towards developing first. For my own material, look for a second series of in the Ragnarok Rising universe. This series will be called “Wastelands of Ragnarok.” Without giving away too much, this series will take place after the end of the first series and will be more post-apocalyptic in nature. Ragnarok Rising detailed the fall of man. Wastelands will be more about survivors picking up the pieces in the aftermath. I’m excited about the possibilities this series brings.

Another new project will be a Werewolf series. I like setting my horror stories here in the Ozarks, where I grew up. Look for this to feature more rural settings and folklore of the area. Although I’m only  planning a three book series, we’ll see how it goes. I do have a working title, but I’m hesitant to release the name at this point. I don’t want to commit to a name, if there’s a possibility of changing it. The concept will remain the same, but I’m still kicking around ideas for the title.

I also have a fantasy series in the works. Blending elements of pure fantasy such as Elves, Dwarves and other fantasy races with the horror genre, I’m having fun creating this world. Although I’m still world-building, I have considered opening this up as a shared world concept and inviting other writers to come play in this universe.

Another book in the works is the third installment of my Sci-Fi series. For those of you who have read my Sci-Fi work, this will continue the series but focus on the smuggler characters from book one. The Lost Legion: Perdition’s Flames is in the hands of JEA, as we speak. Also submitted to them is the second installment in that series, The Lost Legion: Blood and Honor. Both of those books primarily focus on the Iron Legion. Book one introduced the other characters. Book three will follow the crew of the Lady Zìyóu. The working title is Tales from the Lady Zìyóu: Smuggler’s Gambit.

The new ground for me will be the role that JEA has asked me to take on. I will be the Editor for an Imprint within JEA. This imprint will feature stories that deal with law enforcement, first responders or military characters. The Imprint is called “Hold The Line.” Look for submission calls for our first anthology in the near future.

So, it appears that my writing career is taking on new life. Not only am I breaking new ground with new stories and bringing new life to my original books, I’m taking on a new role as an Editor. I’m excited to see where this journey takes me. I’m glad that you are all taking it with me.

Thank you,

D.A.

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