2014 was a spectacular year.
Dämoren was released in April and reception was incredible. I’ve been blown away at how well it’s sold and how many wonderful reviews have been written. Thank you, everyone.
My wife and I purchased a new house, and I got to experience all the joys of moving, and seeing just how much crap we’ve accumulated over the years before purging it. The house is great, and no doubt it will provide years of projects, cursing, and trips to the hardware store.
I finished Dämoren’s sequel, Hounacier, and Ragnarok has signed it. As of now, everything is good for a March 2015 release.
I also wrote three new short stories. Two of which are Valducan tales, as well as a new Black Raven adventure. So far one of those has sold, and I’m optimistic on the others.
Speaking of the Black Raven, Ragnarok Publications picked up my two Black Raven collections from Rogue Blades and those are both slated for 2015. The first, Mountain of Daggers, will also be coming out March 2015 (March is going to be a busy month for me, to be sure.)
Campaign Coins is almost done with the Tyenee medallions for my Black Raven release. Here’s a picture of the final 45mm versions alongside the original 35mm I showed before.
I’ll be posting up ways to score them as we get a little closer to release date. If reception is good, I hope to make all the different colors from the books available.
I’ve also started writing out the first few parts for the third Valducan novel Ibenus. It’s still in the beginning phases, but everything is coming together pretty smoothly.
Aside from moving, releasing a novel, and writing a novel, 2014 has also been spent reading. I read a lot last year.
My 2014 reading list:
Sword Sisters – Tara Cardinal & Alex Bledsoe
The Black Company – Glen Cook
Nameless: The Darkness Comes – Mercedes M. Yardley
Those Poor, Poor Bastards – Tim Marquitz, J.M. Martin, Kenny Soward
The Ten Thousand Things – Tim Marquitz, J.M. Martin, Kenny Soward
The Devil Rides Out – Dennis Wheatley
Gateway to Hell – Dennis Wheatley
Storm Front – Jim Butcher
Fool Moon – Jim Butcher
No Sympathy for the Wicked – Joseph Albert King
Night of the Long Knives – Fritz Leiber
Hour of the Dragon – Robert E. Howard
Vampire$ – John Steakley
Dune – Frank Herbert
Demon Squad: Armageddon Bound – Tim Marquitz
Apocalyptic Montessa and Nuclear Lulu: A Tale of Atomic Love – Mercedes M. Yardley
The Art of War – Sun Tzu
A Princess of Mars – Edgar Rice Burroughs
The Gods of Mars – Edgar Rice Burroughs
The Warlord of Mars – Edgar Rice Burroughs
The Forty First Wink – James Walley
The Dark Tower 1: The Gunslinger – Stephen King
The Dark Tower 2: The Drawing of the Three – Stephen King
The Dark Tower 3: The Waste Lands – Stephen king
The Dark Tower 4: Wizard and Glass – Stephen King
The Dark Tower 5: Wolves of the Calla – Stephen King
Imora – Daniel S. Connaughton
Legion: Skin Deep – Brandon Sanderson
Overall, 2014 was a fantastic year. Thank you everyone for all your support. With three upcoming releases, I hope to make 2015 even better.