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Redemption: The End of the Iron Age, Book 2 is Now Available

For now, it's only available on Kindle. I hope to have a print version out in the next couple months.

Redemption - The End of the Iron Age Book 2

Book 2 Status

I've had a few queries on the status of Book 2: Redemption.  Here's what's happening right now:


  • The final, final, almost-final draft is on my hard drive. I'm due to receive comments from two more beta readers this week. So long as they don't uncover any major disasters (and they shouldn't), I'll make one more quick pass before turning it over to a copy editor. 

  • I need to select a copy editor. I worked with a few good ones on 5 Short Tales of Strange New Beginnings, so that narrows it down.

  • My cover designer Ranilo is making some final tweaks on the design. I'll post images here as soon as it's done.


At the earliest, the Kindle edition will be out the first or second week of July. The  print edition will happen when it happens, most likely early August.

Reaction hits #1 on Amazon Top 100 Free List

Holy mother of God! I ran a 3-day KDP giveaway this weekend. I expected to give away a few hundred copies of Reaction. Instead, Reaction fought its way to the top of the Kindle free charts for both sci-fi adventure and satire.

Feels good, man. Reaction hits # 1

Evolution of a Book Cover

About a month ago, I quietly released 5 Short Tales of Strange New Beginnings. My budget for this project was <$200. Decent book cover design usually runs about $300-500. God knows what $200 would buy.

What Should You Send to Beta Readers?

Cookies and beer would be a good place to start, but you probably wouldn't be able to get the media mail rate on that. Here's what I did.