Thursday, August 25, 2016

2016 Week #34 Update

First, to Amanda Scott of Truth About Books for her review of Certain Hypothetical – thanks!  Second, I’ve gotten partway through chapter 12 on my rewrite of Watchbearers Book 4, and I’ve written over 60% of the first draft of Enemies of the Batsu (Miraibanashi Book 2.)  So I’m continuing to chug along nicely.
    And third, this week’s teaser sentence – It was a cheap intimidation tactic to subtly bully everyone else, and Roshike hated it, but as long as he was playing this part, he couldn’t avoid it.

Thursday, August 18, 2016

2016 Week #33 Update

Giveaway alert!  If you’re in the US, Canada, Europe, Australia, or Japan and enjoy a good whodunit, head over to Goodreads and enter my new giveaway for Uncertain Murder to see if you can win a copy.
    Now, where am I at in my work?  I’ve made it partway through chapter 11 in my rewrite of Watchbearers Book 4, and I’ve written over 55% of the first draft of Enemies of the Batsu (Miraibanashi Book 2.)  And from the work I did on the latter, here’s your weekly teaser – Seiko pretended not to notice the black-suited man, an enforcer, lurking around the corner as she strolled down the corridor toward the door to her small apartment.

Thursday, August 11, 2016

2016 Week #32 Update

First, thanks to Don for his review of Peripheral Encounters – another satisfied reader!  Now, I’ve made it partway through chapter 10 on my rewrite of Watchbearers Book 4, and I’ve gotten over 50% of the first draft of Enemies of the Batsu (Miraibanashi Book 2) written.  That’s where this week’s teaser sentence comes from – Normally he would’ve waited until he’d returned to his room to check his shadow screen, but a tingle in his spine made Roshike want to take a look as soon as he could find the privacy to do so safely.

Thursday, August 4, 2016

2016 Week #31 Update

Thanks to Goodreads giveaway winner Susan for her review of Peripheral Encounters – I’m glad she enjoyed it!  As for me, I’ve gotten partway through chapter 9 in the rewrite of Watchbearers Book 4 and written over 45% of the first draft of Enemies of the Batsu (Miraibanashi Book 2.)
    So without further ado, here’s this week’s teaser sentence – How effective it might be, Seiko couldn’t guess, but it was one more thing which should delay any awkward questions coming her way.

Monday, August 1, 2016

The Third Anniversary

Three years ago, as I was preparing to publish my debut novel, I set up Outpost Stories and started this website for those of you who would want to find out more about my work.  Over these past three years, I’ve kept you up to date with what I’ve been doing and posted over a hundred articles about my writing.  And now I’m preparing to publish my ninth novel.
    I’m grateful to God for giving me this work, and I want to thank all of you – my readers and the reviewers and everyone who’s helped me in ways large and small – for sharing this journey with me.  And I hope you’ll stick around for what’s still to come.

Do You Want to Help Support Outpost Stories?

Unlike a lot of indie writers, I haven’t set up a way for you to donate directly, and I don’t use affiliate links to get a little commission when you go to Amazon or other vendors through my blog. That’s because, while I want to get a reasonable reward for my work, it’s not really about the money. But some of you might like to contribute, so what can you do?
      One way would be to spread the word about my writing, to share your enthusiasm the same as you might for any author you like. Even better, buy my books. Not only do I receive a royalty, but each purchase also bumps up my sales ranking and makes my books more visible to potential readers. And if you already own my books, buy copies to give as gifts to friends and family. You may help me find new fans.