Folks, I know the silence has been deafening, but it has been legally advised and, thank goodness, is now over. I published the 40-odd page short "The River Mists of Talry" yesterday, and it's available on Kindle for a mere $.99. It's a bit of a departure from the rest of the series as it is told in third person, not first. It deals with a little adventure Tyndal had in Minalan's home town before he joined his master at Timberwatch.
As to the silence . . . as I said, I was advised by my attorney to "go dark" during a process. The whole tangled issue involves one of my children being abducted (and safely returned) and the aftermath, which has been significant. I've written tens of thousands of words in the last six months, but alas most of them have involved legal papers and police reports. Because of the delicate nature of the issue, I was advised not to make so much as a facebook posting (not that I do Facebook, the Evil Universal Time Suck), much less publish anything, including a blog post, under my own name. Needless to say, I cannot comment on any legal case or on-going investigation, so while I appreciate your words of support, I can't give any details. For Reals. It's like That.
It was frustrating. I didn't stop writing (Magelord nears completion, but I don't want to give a date...let's just say that I'm working on it furiously) and I didn't stop composing (slightly different processes), but real life stress and anxiety, anger, frustration, and righteous indignation all take a toll on the creative process. The good news is that ultimately all this crazy bullshit will make me a more "colorful" writer.
In any case, that's the reason, there's the story, and yeah, I'm cranking on Magelord. More updates as I can give them. Thanks for your patience. And thanks for reading my stuff. I promise to make lots more of it as quickly as I can.