Weekly Update – April 13, 2021

First, I’d like to thank everyone who “attended” Saturday’s Quarancon panel on writing fight scenes. We had a great panel lineup and hit on a lot of topics — and we still only barely scratched the surface of this particular topic. If you missed it, you can watch the whole thing on the Quarancon YouTube page.

That panel might be my only productivity this week due to the fact I’m getting my first vaccination shot today (House Pfizer), and word from my already vaccinated friends is, it might kick my ass for a day or two. But that’s okay. I’ll be getting my vaccine, which is what matters — both in the big picture sense, and in the more immediate sense of helping to keep my wife safe. She’s already vaccinated, but she also has health issues that put her in a high-risk category, so knowing we’re both vaccinated will take a major source of stress off us both.

Everyone, getting vaccinated is a big step toward getting our lives back to some sense of normalcy. I know the process of getting an appointment is a pain in the ass — believe me, I KNOW — but it’s worth it.

And if you’re an anti-vaxxer reading this, save your fearmongering and pseudoscientific bullshit for someone who cares. I’ll be blunt here: if you try to post your nonsense and propaganda on this page, it’ll get deleted unread.

Finally, National Superhero Day 2021 is April 28, and I plan to make the Kindle edition of Action Figures – Issue One: Secret Origins free for the day! If you found me through one of my other series or one of the anthologies I’m featured in, that would be a great time to check out my flagship series.

And if you’re already a fan, why not share your love of the series and gift a copy to a friend? You know, give them a head start on catching up so they’ll be ready when book ten drops (which will be soon, promise!).


Action Figures – Secret Origins: Recording underway, scheduled for mid-2021 release.

Action Figures – Issue Ten: Unintended Consequences: Editing is finished, cover art is in progress. Tentatively set for an April release.

Action Figures – Issue Eleven: Draft one underway. Scheduled for a winter/spring 2022 release.

The Adventures of Strongarm & Lightfoot – Sworded Affairs: Audiobook recording is underway. Tentatively set for a spring/summer 2021 release.

The Adventures of Strongarm & Lightfoot – Elfish Motives: Third draft of book five is finished. Tentatively scheduled for a spring/summer 2021 release.

The Adventures of Strongarm & Lightfoot – book six: First draft is into the third act.


  • Nothing scheduled


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