Weekly Update – May 3, 2016

Welcome to the new website! Today is the official relaunch but I’ll be fine-tuning things, so please be patient while I work out the kinks and polish things up. Now, onto business…


The Adventures of Strongarm & Lightfoot – Assassins Brawl: Revisions continue. I’m into act two, but with my weekends occupied with the Connecticut Renaissance Faire for the next five weeks, progress will be on the slow side. I’ve sent my artist Tricia some notes for the cover, and I’ve worked up a first version of the back cover text, which goes a little something like this…

You’re invited to the wedding of the year! In lieu of gifts, the bride and groom humbly ask that you do not try to murder them.

After barely surviving Habbatarr the lich-lord and the Dead City of Hesre, Derek Strongarm and Felix Lightfoot and their companions are ready for a well-deserved rest. All they want is some good food, cold beer, a warm bed, and maybe a few days without someone trying to kill them.

And then they encounter a damsel in distress and, well, so much for that idea.

The damsel in question is the Lady Alyssa Spendle, a spoiled noble promised to Lord Paradim as part of a brokered political marriage, and the distress comes in the form of a determined group of kidnappers looking to make a quick profit off Alyssa’s ransom.

But Derek and Felix learn there’s much more to the plot, and the heroes soon find themselves entangled in a vast conspiracy that threatens to topple a kingdom and take them down in the process.

Get ready for another wild adventure with Strongarm and Lightfoot as they fight for their lives against backstabbing thieves, cutthroat mercenaries, the crime lords known as the Seven Jewels, and the mysterious assassin Ruined Isys.

The Adventures of Strongarm & Lightfoot – Assassins Brawl is the second book in the irreverent fantasy series by author Michael Bailey (Action Figures), a tale filled with noble heroes, dastardly villains, a colorful secondary cast, mildly interesting background characters, a bunch of people who don’t even get names, political intrigue, thrilling action, and snarky asides that don’t advance the plot much but keep things from getting too serious.

Action Figures – Issue Six: Power Play: Pre-editing revisions are done, in the queue for editing.

Action Figures – Live Free or Die: Pre-editing revisions are done, in the queue for editing.

Action Figures – Issue Seven: The Black End War: About a quarter of the way through the first draft.


The author, fellow writer J.M. Aucoin, and our sales associate Beatrix.
The author, fellow writer J.M. Aucoin, and our sales associate Beatrix.


J.M. Aucoin and I sold and signed a few books at the OtherWhere Spring Steam Affair on Saturday. Wasn’t a busy day but it was a fun little event, and we definitely had the best assistant in the world in the form of my dog Beatrix.


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