My Novels and Series and What's Next

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Amazon is not exactly known for organizing things such that the novels show up nice and serialized in the order they're intended to be read. I know because I've had to go looking for works of other authors I knew were available but had difficulty getting them to come up on Amazon's results. Books2Read does a better job, but some of their affiliated retailers do not. All of these books except the Rediscovery '4 novels in one book set' are available for $3.99 or less in e-book or in paperback from all sources.

(Books2Read is an aggregator, which has about a dozen retailers and library services that work with them, including Apple, Barnes&Noble, Overdrive, Kobo, and others including Amazon. You log in and tell them which of their retailers or library services you prefer to work with - and most public libraries work with Overdrive or Biblioteca, which give you a way you can read my books without buying them out of your own pocket. https://books2read.com)

My first published work was the four book Rediscovery series, which introduces us to the Empire of Humanity, Guardians, and the extant technology. It consists of a 'tight' trilogy with a follow-on novel, all of them centering around Graciela Juarez.

1. The Man From Empire Amazon link Books2Read link
2. A Guardian From Earth Amazon link Books2Read link
3. Empire and Earth Amazon link Books2Read link
4. Working The Trenches Amazon link Books2Read link

There is also a four-in-one volume available for a substantial discount, if you're willing to buy all four at once. Amazon set link Books2Read set link. The Amazon paperback is significantly less expensive that the paperback available through the Books2Read retailers, but Amazon required theirs to be in 10 point type due to length, which many people find less readable than the Books2Read 12 point.

The next series I began was Preparations for War, in which Grace's nephew Joe ends up helping the primitive planet Calmena, which will be on the front lines of the next major war, prepare to survive that war. There are three books thus far, and a fourth, Moving The Pieces, will finish the series.

1. Preparing The Ground Amazon link Books2Read link
2. Building The People Amazon link Books2Read link
3. Setting The Board Amazon link (It will be available through Books2Read mid-February of 2020)
4. Moving The Pieces (forthcoming)

The third series I have, also in progress, is Politics of Empire, which also focuses on Graciela Juarez starting about fifteen years later, as she begins her own family with her husband and learns to navigate the dangerous waters of Imperial politics. There are two books out, and I'm planning at least two more.

1. The Invention of Motherhood Amazon link Books2Read link
2. The Price of Power Amazon link Books2Read link
3. The End of Parenthood (working title - forthcoming)
4. untitled thus far

A 'many worlds' fantasy series, Connected Realms, which focuses on Alexan, who is an exile from the Empire of Humanity. There is one book out, a second book in progress, and at least a third planned.

1. The Fountains of Aescalon Amazon link Books2Read link
2. The Monad Trap (in progress)
3. The Bubbles of Creation (forthcoming)

Finally, I have an urban fantasy crossover series begun, with one book out, a sequel planned, and the bare idea for a third. It centers on Mark Jackson, a more or less ordinary fellow from Los Angeles. It's not an erotica book, but it does deal with some things that are sufficiently mature topics that I wouldn't recommend it for people under about 16.

1. The Gates To Faerie Amazon link Books2Read link
2. The Gifts Of The Mother (forthcoming)
3. Untitled


My current work in progress is The Monad Trap, book 2 of Connected Realms. I had intended to get it finished by December, but some of the writing has been more of a challenge than I thought. I'm just over 50k words in, and I believe it will take another 20 to 25k to finish the novel according to plan.

After that, I'm planning to work on The End of Parenthood, Book 3 of Politics of Empire. The events involved have sufficient overlap that I will likely need to write Moving The Pieces, Book 4 of Preparations for War, at the same time.

The project after that will be Gifts of The Mother, Book 2 of Gates To Faerie. I have ideas for at least one novel each out of two new settings and an unrelated novel taking place on Earth just after Imperial assimilation as well, but I'm trying to finish my already begun character and story arcs before starting anything new. I will probably write at least Book 4 of Politics of Empire and The Bubbles of Creation (Book 3 of Connected Realms) before I begin any new series.

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A Guardian From Earth
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Working The Trenches
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Preparing The Ground
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Building the People
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