• Book One: Unheard Of
  • Book Two: The Silent Sound
  • Book Three: Prelude to Discord
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In Harmony’s Way is now available!

On June 3, 2013 by Seth

Quite a bit to tell today. First, “In Harmony’s Way” is now available on Amazon both in print and digitally. I’ll need a day or two to get the different versions linked, but they’re there. I’m very pleased with the way this particular book came out. Originally, I had been concerned that I wouldn’t be able to make it interesting enough, but those who’ve read advanced copies told me such is not the case. All I know is that I’ve go

Second, the fifth book, tentatively titled “The Coral Arrangement”, is coming along swimmingly. I’m already nearly a third finished with the first draft, and I’m hoping to make significant progress this month, as I’ll be taking a long break this summer away from my computer and any writing. If I can get past the 70% mark, I’ll be in good shape to publish December 1st as intended, and hopefully get the sixth book (and reach the half-way point for the series) by June 1, 2014 when my family and I move to wherever the US Army sends us.

Which brings me to family news; the missus is finished with her third year of medical school, which means audition rotations and lots of travel coming up (hence, the writing hiatus for me). We’ll be logging over 3,500 miles in the car and nearly 10,000 miles in the air, so prayers and well-wishes are appreciated over the summer. The good news is that I’ll have a lot of time to catch up on my own reading list… some Brandon Sanderson, some Nora Roberts, and perhaps a recommendation or two from my friends.

I’ll be sure to post another update before heading out for the summer!

New Novel in the Final Steps

On March 21, 2013 by Seth

It’s been a while since I’ve posted an update, but this one is substantial (to me at, especially). “In Harmony’s Way”, the fourth novel in The Keys series, is nearly complete. The continuing story of Chastin, Rachel, Arco, Maletalio, and the rest will be available through Amazon on June 1st, 2013.

For now, the manuscript itself is done and revised, and is going through the editing process as we speak. Zeyan Zhang, the artist who’s responsible for the book covers and interior maps, has read the story and is currently at work drawing the cover. I’ve actually had the concept for the cover in mind for some time, and I’m looking forward to sharing it with you all as soon as it’s finished. It’s an amazing process, seeing the different drafts of the cover as it evolves into the final product.

News in November

On November 17, 2012 by Seth

Book 4 is coming along nicely and is past the three-quarters mark. I promise your favorite character is still alive (for now), but you know bad things can happen in the final pages of any chapter. If I stick to it, the first rough draft will be done by the end of this month, followed by the usual editing/feedback from my beta readers. I’ve already got the idea for the cover, but we’ll see what my illustrator, Zeyan Zhang, thinks.

Not to get ahead of myself, “Prelude to Discord” (Book 3) is coming out in two weeks. Very happy to finally have this available, especially considering the way I chose to end Book 2. I’ll post links as soon as Amazon has it listed.

I’ll Tell Myself It’s All Downhill…

On October 18, 2012 by Seth

Finally, I’m out of the doldrums that are the middle third of the book. I probably shouldn’t portray it thus; you might think it will be boring to read. It won’t be. It’s only that, when I’m setting up a book, I usually have it divided into thirds in my mind. It’s that middle third that’s the least fun to pen, for no other reason than I’ve convinced myself it’s so. Now, I can move on to the final third, which is my favorite part to write… also, for no better reason than I’ve given for disliking the middle third.

Back To Work

On September 12, 2012 by Seth

After a few weeks’ of pleasant upheaval (kids starting school, visit from the in-laws, anniversary, and birthday), I’m back to the morning grind. My third novel is done and done, and will be released in December right on schedule. The fourth is coming along slowly but surely, and the first draft should be done before mid-October, if not sooner. My idle fingers are itching to write.

Book Two’s Proof Received

On August 3, 2012 by Seth

I received the first poof copy of “The Silent Sound” from CreateSpace today.  Already, I can see a few things I’d like to change.  Writing and being a perfectionist aren’t very compatible.  I will spend this weekend quickly skimming over Book 2, and then resubmit for another proof.  My consolation comes from knowing that it will be that much better for my readers.

Catching Up With The Times

On August 1, 2012 by Seth

I’ve spent the week not working on a manuscript, but instead updating my understanding of social media. Admittedly, I still feel like a dinosaur, but at least today I feel like a velociraptor instead of a hadrosaurus. A few more weeks, and my website will have evolved into a mammal with a better sense of humor.

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