KDT4 🌟New York Times Best Seller🌟

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img_0004Great news! “Kingdoms and Chaos” (King’s Dark Tidings Book 4) came in at lucky #13 in audio fiction on the New York Times Best Sellers list!

Special thanks to Nick Podehl who always gives an amazing performance, and thank you to all the fans who love KDT!

You can begin the adventure today with “Free the Darkness” (KDT Book 1).

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KDT 4 Pre-Order, “Kingdoms and Chaos”

In case you missed it, KDT 4 is available for pre-order now! Some readers have reported problems finding the pre-order for King’s Dark Tidings Book 4, Kingdoms and Chaos, in Amazon stores outside the U.S.

You should be able to find the title in any Amazon store by entering B07GJ9FBFP in the search bar.

KDT Book 4 Announcement-01Here are a few quick links:

US https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07GJ9FBFP

UK https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B07GJ9FBFP

DE https://www.amazon.de/dp/B07GJ9FBFP

FR https://www.amazon.fr/dp/B07GJ9FBFP

ES https://www.amazon.es/dp/B07GJ9FBFP

AU https://www.amazon.com.au/dp/B07GJ9FBFP

IN https://www.amazon.in/dp/B07GJ9FBFP

Shroud of Prophecy Update

Screen Shot 2018-08-18 at 2.55.04 PMDue to all the hype about the upcoming release of Kingdoms and Chaos (KDT 4), which is available for pre-order now (ebook) and releases on September 7th, I may have forgotten to mention that I also finished the first draft of my new upcoming series with Tor Books called Shroud of Prophecy.

I haven’t heard from my Tor editor in a couple of days, so I’m afraid he either fell into the story and decided not to come out, or he’s trying to figure out how to tell me to rewrite the whole thing. Oh, the suspense!

 

⚔️💥”Kingdoms and Chaos”💥⚔️ — Pre-Order KDT 4 eBook Now!

Kingdoms and ChaosKing’s Dark Tidings Series Book 4 is available for pre-order in ebook format now! The official release date is September 7th!

The audiobook is currently in recording with Podium Publishing and Nick Podehl. I’ll post a release date as soon as I have one.

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Happy April Fool’s Day

Dear Readers,

I’ve been asked to provide an update, if for no other reason than to let you know I’m still alive. I am. Yeay! I’m also still writing. Double yeay! (No, that’s not an April Fool’s prank.)

While I am now writing full-time, I am currently working on several projects, not just KDT. I know, I know. You’re all screaming, “Just give us the third book!” Here’s some of what’s happening.

A number of years ago, I started working on a Ph.D. in geosciences. I spent countless hours in coursework, research, and laboratories. Summer and winter breaks were not spent lounging on the beach or binge watching Game of Thrones (which I still haven’t had the chance to watch/read, so no spoilers!). No, I was in the field far, far away from civilization, almost completely cut off from society for weeks at a time. Yes, there are still places on this planet without internet or cell phone coverage!😲

I endured the physical and emotional rigors of traveling both domestically and internationally, not only to perform said research, but also to stand beside posters and at podiums presenting to rooms full of scientists with far more experience. These were exciting times but also stressful, and I had to swallow the pain of spending much of it away from my child. All of my degree requirements were completed except for the dissertation. Five years and a combined $100K in student debt later, I ran out of funding and was left without a job. Sorry, no Ph.D. for you!

Did I mention I’m a single parent? Financial woes. Two years worth of job searches yielded only a bit of part-time teaching at college. A masters degree in geosciences means little when the market is saturated with job seekers laid off by a struggling oil industry.

I could not sit idly, though. I began writing to fill the time and perhaps to escape for a while from my unproductive despair. I was nearly finished with the first installment of a story when someone started nagging me for attention. He was relentless. He was fantastic, brutal, brilliant, and utterly clueless. The others were silly and made me laugh. I had to write them down before they disappeared forever. Far from the path of my derailed dreams emerged King’s Dark Tidings.

While I am still working diligently on KDT, thanks to your support and appreciation of this series, I can afford to finish my doctoral program before time runs out and all my hard work (and money!) is wasted. Some of you may be frustrated that I cannot focus on KDT 100% of the time. You’ll have to trust me when I say it’s better this way. I am far more productive when I reach a balance between my analytical/logical mind and my creative one. I am capable of working on multiple projects at once.

I may be providing you with an entertaining story, but your readership is helping me to achieve my dreams.

Sincerely,

Kel

Feeling the LOVE for KDT

img_0005Audible released its list of Highest Rated Audiobooks of 2016. The list includes audiobooks across all genres. Guess who made the list at #3!

Thank you to all the listeners/readers who expressed their appreciation and enthusiasm for the series by leaving an Audible or Amazon review and/or rating. (If you haven’t done so, it would still be greatly appreciated!)

Special thanks to Nick Podehl for his amazing performance, Chris McGrath for the stunning cover art, and Podium Publishing for producing an excellent product!

December Update 2016

I’m sorry that I will be unable to release Book 3 this month. I think most of you agree that you would prefer a good book rather than one that is quickly written. Book 3 is going to be a bit longer than expected, but I think few will complain. Hopefully, you will find it to be just as exciting and intriguing as the first two.

(If you commence cabbage throwing, please toss in a bit of corned beef and soda bread so I can make a meal of it.)

Frequently Asked Questions:

Question: How soon will the audiobook be released after the ebook?

Answer: I try to release the ebook as soon as it is ready. This means that I will send it to the  audiobook publisher (Podium Publishing) for recording at the same time, and hopefully it will meet with their scheduling. I expect the audiobook will be released within a few months of the ebook.

Question: When will the books be available in print?

Answer: I have been unsatisfied with the self-publishing options that I have researched to date. I am still considering the best options to bring the series to print, including traditional publishing.