Wednesday, December 30, 2020

Review of My Writing Accomplishments in 2020


2020 was a difficult year in many ways. Besides the pandemic, we had to deal with several family health problems, and make an emergency conversion to on-line teaching at the university. In spite of these stresses, I was able to publish two new novels and a box set, write most of a third, and set up a pre-order of another novel.


Books Published in 2020


Alarik, Book 4 of Taxyon Space

Near future Sci-Fi adventure and romance starring alien mermen. 

Two people fleeing their planets discover a shared destiny.

When an alien spacecraft crashes on Mars, the repercussions sweep throughout the solar system and endanger the fragile new alliance with the Warrish mermen.  

Alarik Kenton Tallis, Eldest of three brothers, was forced to infiltrate human society on Earth as a spy to insure his injured brother receives proper medical care. But when his transmissions are detected, he must flee the planet.

On Mars, Phoebe Wong, a veterinary scientist with dubious family connections, is desperate to escape the underworld gangs terrorizing the domed city. She jumps at the chance to join the colonists bound for a distant exoplanet.

Their paths converge on a space ferry bound for the outer planets. Troubles arising from the mysterious spacecraft pursue them to Jupiter. Will their flight end on Europa, the hyperspace gateway to the stars protected by three diverse species?

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Cosmic Lock, Book 6 of Grand Masters’ Galaxy 

SciFi Fantasy - Super psychics in space.

Grand Masters Violet and Athanor Griffin return from beyond the Cosmic Rift with two shiploads of rescued children and escaped slaves, but their enemies have not been idle in their absence. Avalon is in flames and their baby son is missing. Finding him may be the easiest of their problems. They must unite the fractious Grand Masters, stop the bloodsucking Ixioths from enslaving sentients, and seal the cosmic rupture to prevent new incursions of the vindictive Nulls. The clock is ticking. They have twelve days to squash their enemies before their final venture into the alternate universe. Can they overcome the challenges and secure peace for the galaxy?

Read the exciting conclusion to the Cosmic Trilogy, books 4-6 of an epic science fantasy series with super psychics, aliens of all types, and the legendary dragons of Sythos.

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Cosmic Trilogy, Boxset of Books 4-5 in Grand Masters’ Galaxy 

Complete set of

Cosmic Rift, Book 4

Cosmic Wars, Book 5

Cosmic Lock, Book 6

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These published stories bring my total output to 18 full-length novels, 2 novellas and 4 short stories, 5 box sets and an anthology of shorter works since I began publishing in 2014.


Coming in July 2021: Baswin, Book 5 of Taxyon Space

Near future Sci-Fi adventure and romance starring alien mermen

Can a psychic woman from Earth find a home among the alien Warrish?

Alien merman, Baswin Kenton Tallis, Second of his Triad, lives on Earth disguised as a human. When the Earth authorities discover the secret identity of his older brother, Bas must flee to the Warrish base in the depths of the Pacific Ocean.

Psychic sensitives, Holly Moon and her younger sister Rosie, were chosen as candidates for Warrish training as hyperspace navigators. Rosie is eager to contribute to humanity’s advance into space. Yet she fears she may not adapt to the neuro-implants or might fail the arduous tests.

Holly meets Baswin on an island in the Pacific Ocean, but their destiny lies farther away. What obstacles will block their journey to a happy reunion with the Flaming Comets Triad? 

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Strategic Goals for 2021

1) I’m planning to write longer series to gain more return from promoting the first book.

Grand Masters’ Galaxy, my longest series has a prequel, six full-length novels, and two boxsets.

Taxyon Space  includes four novels, a short story, and a boxset. The fifth book is available for preorder in 2021 and a sixth is planned.

Secret Supers has three novels, a boxset plus a short story.

Atrapako on Eden comprises three novels and a boxset.

2) Next year, I hope to publish the first book in a new epic fantasy series. This will expand my repertoire in the fantasy genre.


BookBub Featured Deals

The Grand Master’s Trilogy was accepted for a 99c International Featured Deal at the end of May. This boxset had about 600 sales and generated additional sales of books 4 and 5 and preorders for book 6. 

In October, Europa was accepted for a US and International Featured Deal at 99c. Europa became a US and International Bestseller on Amazon for the first time. It had more than 2000 sales that month plus a high readthrough with sales of subsequent books in the series and several preorders of the fifth book.


Other promotions of Free books in the spring gave disappointing results.

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