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Book Two Well Underway!

Book Two Well Underway!

After a bit of a break I find myself once again inspired to continue writing the next installment in the adventures of The Mindwars. I've now mapped out exactly where the story needs to head and I'm about fifty percent written the first draft. So it's really getting there!

I sat down the other day to read through my notes and refresh some of the new concepts in book two and I ended up getting really excited. Where book one was really a plot driving the characters I think that book two is turning into the characters driving the plot. There's a lot of fun banter between the characters and the girls are brought more and more into the major plot line.

As well as fun characters like Tiny, Acheron and Selfia there's also a couple of new characters that are the principle players in a huge space conflict. The reader will also find out a lot more about the Elders and the mystery surrounding what they are trying to do with the nanomeds.

I'm heading on holidays shortly and will also be doing a lot of traveling again which is a great time for writing.....so with any luck book two in the Mindwars will be released prior to Christmas!

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Battleframe - Reader Review

Battleframe - Reader Review

I just had the pleasure of reading a new reader review of Battleframe on Neus News. I get goosebumps when a reader takes the time to post their enjoyment of reading one of my stories. It's reviews like this one that make it an absolute pleasure being a writer....many thanks to Howard Neu!

Click here to read the review.

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Writing Furiously!

Writing Furiously!

So this past week I've been furiously writing book two of The Mindwars. It's great to get back in the groove and see where Whizzbang, Bosk and the other characters take me.....you'd be surprised just how much an author wants to read their own book!

I've now written around twenty thousand words but more importantly the book's plot is now largely mapped out. Like Battleframe, book two has a few twists in it and some of the largest space battles I think that I've ever read....really awesome stuff!

One of the great things is that the characters are really coming into their own. There's a real sense of love between them and fun in the midst of a lot of terror.

For those of you that are wondering......it looks like the opening chapter will help explain a lot where Wisdom, Creativity and Intellect have come from and why they are doing what they are doing. It will also provide an introduction to the ultimate enemy.

The one thing to not forget is that back on Alpha Three the characters are bracing for a second wave of Scourge....let me say that this comes in a very different form.

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Mindwars Two Moves Forward

Mindwars Two Moves Forward

The other day I received my first royalty check from Amazon! I’m not about to retire but I must admit that it felt incredible to be receiving money for selling copies of my scifi book Battleframe. I normally get packing slips from Amazon so to receive a cheque was a new experience.

So what’s happening with Battleframe? One of the difficulties that I’ve been trying to wrestle with is the fragmentation of the science fiction and fantasy community. To personally participate in all of the different forums and subtly let people know about Battleframe is next to impossible. I would say that my hourly rate would be somewhere in the vicinity of about two cents.

To make matters “worse” my own business, ParkLogic, is going through a boom time. The result has been that I’ve backed off the majority of my marketing efforts….there’s only just so much time in the day.

My primary focus is now on completing book two. Mild spoiler alert!!! For those of you that have read Battleframe I would like say that Selfia and Acheron finally get their honeymoon. Out of all of the questions that I get asked, this is the one that I get asked the most. I read the chapter to my wife and daughter and they love it as the honeymoon is in a very unusual location. LOL! I must admit that it never occurred to me that readers would get disappointed that the two characters hadn’t had their honeymoon as yet.

I put a lot of time into writing across this last weekend and I’m about halfway through the biggest space battle scene that I think I’ve ever read….let alone write. There are thousands of ships, bases, satellites and a desperate struggle…..and this will be in the first few chapters of book two! As a hint….the battle ties in to the prelude of book one…..

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Battleframe to Feature on ScienceFiction.com!

Battleframe to Feature on ScienceFiction.com!

I’m really excited to announce that the first seven chapters of Battleframe will be published on ScienceFiction.com over the coming weeks. A lot of work has been done behind the scenes to make this possible and I can’t wait to see it up on the website.

If you’ve never been to ScienceFiction.com then you’re really missing out. It’s full of briliant news that relates to anything and everything in the world of SFF, everything from; movies, collectables, comics and of course, books is discussed in depth. It’s going to be fantastic working with their great team as the chapters of Battleframe are released.

Editor of ScienceFiction.com, Janice Kay said, “We’re so excited to be publishing the first part of Battleframe. It’s new ground for us to release episodes of a book and we think that our readers are going to love it!”

Battleframe is a fast paced novel that keeps the reader’s attention from the first page. The technology is amazing and the plot races forward as the characters are thrust into the midst of an alien invasion.

Some of the comments left by readers on Amazon.com are:

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