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Omnibus

Is it just me or is ‘omnibus’ just a cool word that sounds super technical and imposing, despite being a synonym for ‘box set’? At any rate, regardless of our opinion of the word ‘omnibus’, I’m releasing one. With Space Rogues 4 in beta readers’ hands, I’m working on a little side(ish) project, an omnibus of Space Rogues books 1 through 3. As a fun bonus, it’ll include ‘Merry Garthflak, Wil‘ the short story set shortly after Book 1. The other fun thing with this is that (at least right now) I’m playing with cover ideas. I like using all three iterations of the Ghost on the cover, showing it’s evolution as the books have progressed. It’s either going to be this, or just images of the existing book covers,…

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WIP Thursday! Girl Talk Edition

Space Rogues 4: The Horror Story Job is officially “done”. In this case “done” being, “First draft completed.” I’ve started the first round of revisions, and will be getting it off to the editor in a few weeks or so. I’m aiming for April(ish) for the release. Ok, that said, enjoy a bit from Space Rogues 4. Zephyr circles her opponent, padded bo staff held in a relaxed, ready position. Her opponent is in a similar stance, their eyes are locked on each other, waiting for the other to make a move. “You know, I began my training with staff weapons at the age of twelve. When do Peacekeepers start their training?” Cynthia asks. She feigns a lunge, then turns on her heel and swings her staff in a wide…

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The Ghost is getting a Makeover

Technically she got one already for book three. The awesome Ian Bristow rendered up a ‘new and improved’ Ghost for that book cover. I love Ian’s take on the Ghost. One of my big plans for this (and the end of last) year was consolidating the look of the Ghost. For the eagle-eyed among you, she’s changed looks with each cover. That’s largely because each cover has been created by a different artist, which is kinda cool in it’s own right. That said, I love consistency My grand plan moving forward is to have amazing backgrounds for each cover, but the Ghost be a constant. We’re getting there. I’m working with the awesome Sean Tourangeau On the next iteration of the Ghost. Above is the first WIP he’s sent me….

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WIP Thursday 1-31

Space Rogues 4 is proceeding nicely. Slower than i expected, but it’s a more complex story. This book shows the crew’s strengths in different ways. Showing that while they’re stronger together they’re also forces to be reckoned with singly and in smaller groups. “So, which one can you fly?” Bennie asks Maxim, looking from the fighter deck below to the big Palorian kneeling next to him. They’re crouching in one of the larger air ducts near the top most section of the multi deck hangar facility. “Uh, well, none.” Before Bennie can reply, he adds, “I was never a fighter pilot, but that,” he points to a craft, larger than the strike fighters that litter the deck of the hangar. “What the wurrin is that?” Bennie asks, holding his wristcomm…

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