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Wednesday, November 15, 2017


I don't know if my beta readers even want a thread to discuss spoilers, but here's one in case.  Or you can just use it to tell me how much you liked the book!  YAY ME!

Funny Story, I Wrote A Funny Story

So, the closer I get to the end of a book, the more I withdraw from society.  You may have noticed!

And this means, yes, the manuscript of Please Don't Tell My Parents You Believe Her is done.  I have even sent it out to an unanticipatedly large number of people who requested to be beta readers.  Several of them comment here, and I'm not sure if they'll want a special thread to discuss the book, or what.

Currently there is no release date.  I'm waiting on my publisher to get back to me with their plans.  I'm guessing January or the beginning of February, with pre-orders up as soon as they can get cover art.  My publisher gets weirder and weirder, though, so I guarantee nothing.

This is the last book for Penny Akk.  Her story is told, and I don't like stretching things out endlessly!  The Supervillain world, however, is not even close to finished.  My current plan is to write books in new worlds alternately with books in the Supervillain world.  So, next I'm going to finish A Sidekick's Tale (that needs a new title SO badly) and then I'm tossing around something for Mirabelle.

Tuesday, July 4, 2017

Gifts For Your Good Intentions

I know the contest thing is pretty crazy.  The biggest problem is that my reach in direct communication with fans is tiny, and not many people will be in a position to do anything.  But for those who donate their time and effort, rest assured, I will be putting a considerable time and effort - possibly thousands of dollars worth - into making a story to reward you.


Check it, fan art!  Someone paid an artist (Jonas) to draw the Inscrutable Machine!  Twitter link in the picture.


Even more fan art!  I'm not sure if this technically counts.  An artist (Mari) was drawing stuff, and asked for suggestions, and liked Bray's description!  Again, Twitter link in picture.  ATTRIBUTE YOUR ART, CHILDREN.


I take no responsibility for adult art that might or might not appear on either account.  I am linking because that is what you do to not be a poopy head to artists.

Okay, one more thing.

I have, as you know, pondered how much  I can preview the next book without ruinous spoilers.  I have decided to give you this chapter.  It introduces Gerty Goat, is fun, and contains hints rather than anything definite about anything that happens.

Gerty Goat Visits Happy Days Toys For Children

 Read or do not read, as suits you!  Dropbox sucks these days, so the link might be weird.

Friday, June 23, 2017

The Unexpected Contest

The Please Don't Tell My Parents I'm A Supervillain series is being considered for a television show.  Animated, I think.  Odds are still low, but they have become seriously real.  Active discussions are going on.

One thing that makes a big difference is sales.  That the book had a great launch is important, but another surge while discussions are going on would increase my odds considerably.  With that in mind, my publisher has decided on a contrast, and I have agreed to support it.

Here it is:  They want publicity.  Whoever can produce the best publicity event gets a cameo appearance in the last book.  I don't mind putting in a cameo at all, but I'm a lot happier with the second part.  Everyone who my publisher thinks even provides a worthwhile effort gets a copy of a Penny Akk story that will not be released otherwise.  I'll write that one when I finish book five, currently in progress.  That, at least, makes me feel like I'm providing value and not ripping my fans off.

If you do anything, feel free to let me know so that I can pass your actions on to my publisher for judgment.  You can also contact Curiosity Quills directly.  @CuriosityQuills is their Twitter address, and works pretty well.

Good luck, folks!  If the show happens or I hear it's abandoned, I'll let you know.  You proooobably won't hear anything soon, because the more serious things get, the less I'll be allowed to say.

Thursday, June 15, 2017

Which Leads Us To The Next Question

How much and when do you guys think I should post chapters of the next book?  I'm well into it now.  Normally I post quite a bit, just because I enjoy seeing people read.  With the massive cliffhanger, I'm less sure this time.

EDIT - I think I know what I want to do, and the last comment I read echoed it.  There is a scene coming up that I'm looking forward to, and it will provide almost nothing in the way of spoilers of how the plot is going in general.  I'll post it here, and maaaaybe any others I think are that safe and particularly enjoy and want to share.

Tuesday, May 23, 2017


I told you I'd keep this post updated.

Please Don't Tell My Parents I Have A Nemesis is out on Amazon!  You can click on the image below to get to it!  WOOOOOO!  Everybody I gave an advance copy, go leave a review, and I hope you liked the book and it's a good review.  Reviews are gold for writers, and why my publisher told me to hand out early copies.

Paperbacks and an audiobook are contracted, but heaven knows when they arrive.  I don't think recording on the audiobook is started, and there was a lot of last minute fuss, so I figure paperbacks will take at least a couple of weeks.

To the Amazon Page!

See you soon with more info, I hope!

Monday, May 22, 2017

And The SPOILER Thread!

I am supplying this thread for anyone who finishes the book and wants to discuss it with the other advance reviewers.


Well. Ain't you little buggers lucky?

THREAD CLOSED!  Marketing wants to link to my cover art thread up above.  I am not going to let your email addresses show up on a post that might get wide public attention and be read by virus/malware spammers.  Anyone who knows how to get ahold of me otherwise, I am still willing to send out a few more copies.  I feel bad a lot of my regular commenters probably didn't have time.

Monday, April 24, 2017

I Hate Wait

So, we have a delay.  I've been sitting here, writing the next book, looking forward to posting chapters.  I can't do that until Book Four is out, of course, because Spoilers.  SO.  MANY.  SPOILERS.  You people will shoot me in the face for all the spoilers.

And naturally, I get a message from my publisher that the publication date on Nemesis is getting moved back.  My editing notes haven't even arrived yet, so it wouldn't be physically possible to publish on the 1st as planned.  I'm going to hold it to within the month of May, and the specific offer I got was the 27th.  Waiting another four weeks for you folks to get to read this awesomeness does not please me, but I have little choice.

Preorders, at least, should go up on the 1st.

Seriously, I am vexed more than anything because you folks will go nuts over Nemesis, and I can't wait to watch that.  My alpha readers promise that the book gets better and better as it goes along.

Tuesday, March 14, 2017

Hooray For Complete!

Book Four, Please Don't Tell My Parents I Have A Nemesis, is complete.  None of my alpha readers saw the ending coming, and said they're hooked for the final book, so that's a good sign.

My intent is to write the fifth and final Penny book next, although I can't post anything until this book is out because SO MANY SPOILERS.

Right now, I'm trying to remember who my beta readers were.

Monday, February 27, 2017

Supervillains and Traditional Law Enforcement

Someone in the previous thread asked how local and federal government felt about superhumans.  This was such a good question, I thought the answer deserved being moved to its own post.

Wednesday, January 11, 2017

One Final Taste!

I bring you your final teaser for the fourth book!  I may have to take these down soon.  I'm not sure how happy my publisher will be, and they're setting up some kind of... contest, or special membership program, or something.  Access to chapters as they're written was discussed as an option.

EDIT - Wow, I goofed!  I can't believe I was THREE chapters behind showing you guys stuff!

Chapter Four

Chapters Five and Six

Also, minor good news.  The audiobooks have sold so well, the fourth book has already been contracted.  That's actually unusual in a small press.  It means the audiobook company thinks I'm a safe bet.

I'll try to write the rest as fast as I can!  It really helps to know you folks are interested.