What’s coming from me in 2021

This year, am I right? It’s been a wild ride, and I don’t think I need to say anything else about it. So I won’t. Instead, here’s a look at everything I have planned for 2021. Just books, this time–I’ve got some personal goals, too, but I’ll discuss them later since I’m still planning some of them out. Besides, books are why you’re here. So. Books. 2021. Here’s what we’ve got.

I plan to release four new titles in 2021.
The last two books in the Snakesblood Saga, and the first two books in my next fantasy series, Spectrum Legacy, which I’ve mentioned on and off over the past year or two. The release dates are already planned, but they’re slightly flexible, because if 2020 taught me one thing, it’s that I have to be flexible with my project planning.

Serpent’s Crown, the penultimate installment in the Snakesblood Saga, will be released in February.
This one’s fully edited and in the final stages of formatting and proofreading, but cover art still needs to be completed. Assuming USPS backlogs don’t cause difficulties getting print proofs and the final print copies, there shouldn’t be any  problems getting this book out on time.

Serpent’s Blood, the finale of the Snakesblood Saga, will be released in May.
This one is with the editor now and progressing as planned. It doesn’t need quite as much work as #5, so I see no reasons this will be delayed.

Spectrum Blade, Spectrum Legacy #1, is scheduled for release in August.
This one is still being written, but it’s halfway there, and should be complete before Serpent’s Crown is out. I still have to figure out who’s going to handle cover artwork and who’s going to do editing, but I’ve tried to give myself a bigger buffer of time for producing books this year.

Paragon of Fire, Spectrum Legacy #2, is scheduled for release in November.
I’ll probably aim for an early November release with this one instead of letting it land near Thanksgiving, but it will depend on production schedules, since this one hasn’t even been started yet! But like I said, I’ve given myself a bigger buffer of time to get these books complete. Ideally, I want to fall into a rhythm of writing and releasing 3 or 4 books per year, but we’ll see how things change. What’s realistic right now might not be tomorrow, so that’s why I haven’t yet set concrete release dates for this series.

Keeper’s Kin and Westkings Heist will both get a digital box set release.
Since Keeper’s Kin has just started being released wide, it’s about time it gets wrapped up into one bundle. I’m not 100% certain when these two will land, but it’ll happen some time.

That’s all I have planned for book updates in the coming year, but I think that’s more than enough–especially compared to the breakneck pace I held through all of 2020. I’ll share updates on all of these projects through the year, of course, and if you want the earliest news, the best place to get it is my twice-monthly email newsletter.

Everything else I’m doing in 2021, well… for now, that will be a surprise.

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