Writing/Publishing Update! (September 2017)
Avery K Tingle, The Gamer Author
I know, I haven’t done one of these in ages. I think my last one was more than a year ago.
The number one question I get from both friends and fans is are you ever going to re-release your books?
Well, the short answer is, no, I’m not.
I confess that I fell into a trap after Era of the Scourge: The Ring of Asarra, The Anniversary, and Era of the Scourge: Reclamation. Those titles did better than I was expecting and I got arrogant. I figured I could market those stories forever and not have to worry about anything else. Yes, I’m an idiot, I know. But the good news is that I learn from my mistakes. I’ve decided to take all of the lessons learned over the past two years and turn them into something I hope you’ll love. I’m writing two one-hundred thousand word novels over the next three months because I just didn’t have enough stress in my life.
Era of the Scourge: Reclamation and The Ring of Asarra are being retconned into the current universe, which begins with Era of the Scourge: Avelith. For those of you who’ve been following me for awhile, Era of the Scourge (think Star Wars meets Lord of the Rings meets Game of Thrones meets Street Fighter 2) is a prequel to Universal Warrior, and they all take place in the same universe at different times.
Avelith, the first official main story in the Era of the Scourge series, takes place early in our world’s history when our planet was ruled by the original four horsemen of the apocalypse. Cut off from the Haevens in the First Dimension, twin sisters attempt a harrowing journey through the wildlands of Panagaea to seek help and find themselves embroiled in a civil war between ex-slaves known as the Fatherless and an impossible enemy.
Agoura Hills is about as far outside my comfort zone as it gets. I’ve written (and tossed) three drafts before I realized what the story was really about. Based on a true story, Agoura Hills (Supernatural YA Mystery Thriller) follows Chance Bailey and Celia Youngblood-Dobson as they race the clock and other forces as they attempt to unravel the mystery of what’s been taking people from the nearby national park. First of a trilogy.
Both of these books are going to come out 2018. I’m also going to lose a lot of money on these stories because they’re first in the series. People rarely buy into first in the series. Justifiably, because people deserve to know that the stories they become invested in will be finished.
In the meantime, my other stories; Run, The Anniversary, The Appraiser, and anything else I have out there not connected to Era of the Scourge will be given away to new newsletter subscribers.
Thanks for reading.
Offbeat Christian, indie author and trying to strike a balance between family life and being a nomad, Avery K. Tingle is on a quest to write 200,000 words between two novels by the end of 2017. You should follow the misadventures on Twitter and Facebook. Also, he loves coffee to an unhealthy degree. You can support the journey by funding his Patreon, for which he’ll be profusely grateful on social media. He also has a short on Amazon you’ll like.
Originally published at averyktingle.blogspot.com on September 13, 2017.