Book Birthday and Updates!
Hello friends and phantasms! I have been quite silent lately, but that doesn’t mean I haven’t been busy, and I figure it’s about time for an update.
First and foremost, one of the things I’ve been working on the past few months is a new novella, The Choosing Chain! It’s a weird series of short stories that pick apart death and the afterlife, the way abuse can perpetuate itself, and how those who were once victims can become abusers if they aren’t careful. It’s very existential and strange and contains several layers of themes that may or may not make any objective sense, but I do hope you consider checking it out! And special thanks to Celeste, of course, for the gorgeous cover that she designed for it.
You can get a copy of The Choosing Chain for the Kindle app or purchase a physical copy on Amazon. It is also part of the Kindle Unlimited lending library, so you can read it for free if you subscribe to that service. You can also order a signed copy of the book on my website!
Give it a read, give it a review, and let me know what you think!
Many of you may have noticed it’s been a while since I’ve written a Weakly Peakly update. I did go on one final hike in 2018, but I haven’t been able to do the writeup for it yet. It turns out I have a neck injury from way long ago, and when I eased off weightlifting to do more hiking, that injury decided it was time to take center stage. So, for the past few months I’ve been dealing with the pain, then dealing with physical therapy while I try to recover. It’s been up and down and equal parts frustrating and encouraging, but I’m certainly making progress.
Where does that leave Weakly Peakly? Well, first of all, it’s going to go through some changes. I don’t really have the time/bandwidth to hike weekly anymore, and I couldn’t possibly keep calling it Weakly when my peakly was coming at a different interval. So, that name is getting retired, and I’ll be calling it The Peakly Periodical from now on. I’d still like to hike as often as I can, and I’ll still write about it (I even got a nice new camera for better pictures!), but no promises as to how often those updates will come. Eventually the original series of Weakly Peakly entries will be edited, expanded on a little, and put into a book, in case you wanted something neat for your coffee table, but I don’t really have a note on the calendar for when that will be ready yet. So, it’s on the horizon! Keep an eye out if you want a nice, physical copy of my mountainous ramblings!
I’ve got the intention to pick up on some of my fanfiction again for a while – those have been dormant for too long and I’d like to have more of them completed for your perusal. I am leaning towards working on the Dragon Age stories, since those are part of my oldest series, but you may see a chapter here and there for other stories if I get a wild mood.
For those of you patiently waiting for a follow-up to Unlucky, that will be announced very soon. (Yes, there ARE sequels in the works, I promise!) I should have some more information within the next few weeks if all goes well, so be patient with me as I hammer out the finer details. In the meantime, consider reading Unlucky and leaving a review for it on Amazon or Goodreads, or perhaps checking out the brand-new novella announced above! And of course, if you’re short on pocket change, my fanfiction is all completely free to read, and that’s over a million words just sitting there waiting for you!
Well! That’s all the information I had for you this time. Hopefully it won’t be so long before my next update. Until then, read all the words, practice good self-care, and always remember that I love you!