Thursday, April 1, 2021

April 2021

 Looks like we got to a new month. I'd start with something to commemorate the day of fools, but let's be honest we all deal with enough fools every day that not having one thrust at you is probably better.


Okay let's start with the big news. AG3: Magi's Path came out last month. The 2nd school year for Gregory started with his new wife Yukiko. It was a monster of a book, my longest book published to date. It's been well received, minus the people who obviously don't know my writing style who hate it. If you've left a review thank you, if you haven't yet, please consider it. Here is the link for you: Amazon.com: Magi's Path (Aether's Revival Book 3) eBook: Schinhofen, Daniel: Kindle Store


Other big news I've been working on my dungeon story. Patreon has had a good number of chapters for it already. It's not a dungeon core story, I mean i could have done that, but meh. Dungeon cores always seem to have a core adventuring group that you see over and over. I decided to focus mine on a person who delves into dungeons. Dungeon Walker, is the story of Stern, a Walker who wants to delve into all of the dungeons. Here is patreon link, where you can read the 1st chapter for free. Daniel Schinhofen is creating E-Books | Patreon

Let's see what else...no new news on audio, be patient guys it'll be coming. I guess the only news for audio will be the fact I'll be using a different person for Dungeon Walker. Andie is booked solid, and has already informed me she can't take on a new series at this time. Sucks for me, as I want her to voice all of my books, but alas. So I'm currently looking at my options for audio of the new series. Since it's not Andie, I'm likely going to hand it off to a publisher. I'm talking to a couple of them currently. News will follow in the future.


Hmm, is that everything? I think it is. After I finish with Dungeon Walker 1, I'll be moving onto Luck's Voice 3, and then onto Binding Words 7, and Aether's Revival 4 in that order. I'm hoping that in the summer I'll be able to make my research trip so I can get to AG8, but that is still up in the air. Dragoncon, if it happens will see me there, but again that is currently up in the air.


Okay folks that's all I will be back next month with more news. Thanks for taking the time to read though this.

Daniel Schinhofen

Monday, March 1, 2021

March 2021

 It's March. February wasn't bad, thankfully. Let's hope the rest of the year continues to improve. Now let's start in on the things to talk about.


Okay first news; Aether's Revival 3: Magi's Path will be out on March 3rd. Faster then the projected release date that had been the 25th of March. The editors and beta readers pushed hard to help get the book out. They have my thanks for doing so much, and hopefully your thanks as well for helping get the book to you sooner.

Andie will be handling the audio of course. When you ask, well to steal the normal answer of Will Arand, Eventually. This does lead into the questions of other audio. The answer remains the same though. She will be recording LV when it comes up in her schedule. BW6 is the same.

As for audio for AG7, its with Podium. I believe Tess has recorded it already, or is recording it. I still don't have a release date from Podium though. When I do have that information I will of course pass it along.

Since we are talking Aether's Revival, mostly anyway, a small note for those who really love the series. There are shirts, limited supply, but shirts none the less. Here is the link for those who want a shirt: Aethers Revival T-Shirt – Schinhofenbooks (myshopify.com)


Now onto more news: AG8 is still waiting for me to make my research trip. It's unlikely to happen until the summer at the earliest, which delays me writing the book.

The good news though is that in it's rotation slot there is a new book coming up, it is hopefully going to be the series that will fill that slot when AG gets set aside. I've teased and hinted at 2 different series that could take up this slot. Are you just waiting for me to tell you? Maybe not, but I'll tell you anyway.

Dungeon Walker is the series, I posted the rough first chapter on Patreon not that long ago. I've tweaked it since then of course getting things where I like them. The premise is as the series name says, it will be a dungeon series, but not a core story. It will be a story about going into dungeons. That's all I'm going to give away here. Though patreon will be seeing chapters after AR3 gets published.

Here is patreon information for those who want it: Daniel Schinhofen is creating E-Books | Patreon


I think that covers the big news. Lesser news the monthly live chat on Facebook will be at 6 PM PST on the 15th. Another couple of months and I'll be celebrating my 3rd year anniversary as a fulltime writer, and it'll also be my 4th year on Patreon. That pretty much covers everything, for those who have been enjoying Battletech the monthly live game will be on the 14th around 5PM PST.

Think is everything I can think of. Hope you all come back next month. Until next month, stay safe.

Daniel Schinhofen

Monday, February 1, 2021

February 2021

 Here we are again, but it's February of 2021 now. We have a few things to cover so let's get to it.

Firstly BW6 came out last month and you all seemed to enjoy it. I'm really glad that you forgave me for how BW5 ended. I've seen more love for how BW6 ended, and that makes me really happy.

Speaking of BW5 though, the audio book came out just a few days ago. And to ruin a surprise for you all, there is a small preview of BW6 tacked onto the end, enough that the cliffhanger should be vastly reduced. Here is the link:

https://www.audible.com/pd/B08VDQ543Z

Now that we've talked Binding Words, let's move onto Aether's Revival. I'm still working on AR3, and man it's going to be another thick one. Not done yet and already close to 130k words written. That longer than the longest BW, and by the time I finish it will easily be the second longest, or longest book I've written. Now that does come with a major drawback, it'll take longer to push through editing, beta reading, proofing, and publishing. This is why I'm unlikely to change the current projected release date, which is currently March 25th. Hang on now, if and this is a big if, if things sail smoothly I might be able to get it out earlier, but I would doubt it'll be more than a week or two earlier. So don't get your hopes up for it.

There is one bright spot to the delay, and that is that the audio for AR2 has a good chance of being out before I publish. Andie finished recording it, and we've handed it off to ACX. Now they never give us a projected release date, but if things go good it might, maybe be before the end of the month. Keep an eye on Discord, Facebook, or Twitter as I'll drop links on them as soon as it does go live.

Oh and before I forget Patreon is currently getting preview chapters of AR3.


Those are the big news items. The lesser item I need to talk about is projected release schedule. I've been waffling on what will come after AR2, and I still am a little, but at this point it's safe to bet on me going for a new book. I'm not going to be able to make the trip I want to make for AG, and I don't want to push LV forward right away. So I'll be starting on the new project once AR finishes. I know you're all wondering what it'll be, but I'm still waffling on that.

Right at this moment, and this isn't set ins tone, I'm considering the dungeon series. I've given it some thought and I have a nice framework on what I think will work for it. Won't be positive until I get words down, but it is edging the mecha story a little bit.


Not a lot else to talk about for February. Live chat on Facebook is going to be the 16th at 10 am PST. Going early this time to give people across the Atlantic a good chance to show up. I'm sure others will as well, but I want to do an early one this time, which means I'll probably do a late one next month. So I hope to see those of you who can make it.

That's all I got. I'll do the obligatory postings here for website and such for those who wonder about them. Links:

Schinhofen Books | Schinhofen Books

DJ Schinhofen (@DJSchinhofen) / Twitter

Author Schinhofen | Facebook

https://discord.gg/xEZUzma

Daniel Schinhofen is creating E-Books | Patreon

Thanks again, it's because of fans like you I can devote myself to fulltime writing.

Until next time, stay safe.

Daniel Schinhofen

Friday, January 1, 2021

January 2021

 Okay, we made it... I'm not going to look around too hard though, I don't want to find anything else waiting for me. Let's get to the news, shall we.


Okay old news first; LV2 did good, I'm glad that people are enjoying the weird western gamelit harem story...damn that's a lot of tags. I've been real happy with it, and it appears you guys are as well. Can't wait to write the next book in the series.

I'm currently writing AR3. It's going to be another long one it seems as I'm already over 50k and nowhere near where I want to be. It's been a fun one to write so far though, and I'm looking forward to where the third book goes.

As for what is after that, I'm still uncertain. It'll either be LV3, or something new. It should be AG, but I still want to make an east coast trip before I write it. Maybe this year things will ease up and travel won't be so much a crapshoot.

Audio is in full swing at the moment. Podium has AG7 and has Tess scheduled to record it this month. Hopefully it'll be along in the next few months. Andie recorded BW5 and it's been waiting with ACX for weeks now, so maybe this month, or next month for it, we can never tell once we hand it off. And to top off the audio news Andie is currently recording AR2, which is good news.

For those wondering about audio for LV, Andie is going to do them, but I imposed on her to switch LV1 with AR2. When she gets to LV, I think she might do them back to back, which would be amazing, but time will tell.

In other news we all have to admit 2021, now read that out loud, and then groan. We're all hoping this year gets better than last, and let's be honest that's not a high bar to clear. Time will tell.

For personal news, Things continue as they have been for me. Allergy shots are still in progress, and hopefully one day I won't have the sinus problems I do from my allergies.  I know there was some other news to talk about...


Oh yeah, BW6 ebook will be out on the 6th of this month instead of the 25th. I did my best to get it as close to the start of the year as I could. I hope this helps everyone start the year on a good note. Oh but mind the onion cutting ninjas. My beta readers said they were out in force when they were reading.

And the very last thing to mention, Live Chat on Facebook will be on the 15th at 3 pm PST. That's 6 Eastern, and like 11 GMT. I hope to see people there while I answer  questions, ramble about stupid things, and then give away some of the challenge coins for those who helped me keep going.


Until next month, let's keep our heads down and hope that things are improving.

Daniel Schinhofen

Tuesday, December 1, 2020

December 2020

 We have reached December, amazing really considering everything going on.

Anyway let's get to the news, shall we?

Things that happened last month:

Luck's Voice 2: Cashing In, came out on the 25th. It was plastered in the usual areas, but I'm going to toss the links up here. It's been about a week and it's doing alright. Has over a hundred reviews already, and most of them positive. So thank you, if you were one of them. I'm looking forward to continuing my weird western in the future.

amazon.com/dp/B08P4BKYBT amazon.co.UK/dp/B08P4BKYBT amazon.de/dp/B08P4BKYBT amazon.ca/dp/B08P4BKYBT amazon.com.au/dp/B08P4BKYBT

What else has been going on? Well Binding Words 6: Lost Bonds, is nearly done being written, and the first chapter is up on Patreon for everyone to see, yes it is viewable by anyone. The preview chapters have started up as well for those who want more than just that first chapter. I'll be handing the book off to editors in a day or two and they will get hard to work on it. If you want to go read the chapter, here is the Patreon link:

Daniel Schinhofen is creating E-Books | Patreon

Hmm, what else might you be interested in? Maybe the fact that Andie has started recording BW5? She's cracking through it at a good clip too, even with all my rollcall chapters. If you want to hear a bit of the magic being made, I fully support you. And yes before you ask she is going to do LV1 soon as well. AR3 is slated for next year, so don't ask her. Here's the link to her discord, just be nice, or else...

https://discord.gg/frRPPPD

Okay, we covered what just came out, what is coming out next, and audio in progress. Oh, Podium has AG7 for audio, I have no idea where that is, once they tell me I'll post about it in the usual places.

Hell, I think that's it. Maybe just a note that after AR3 I should be starting AG8...but it's not going to happen. I want to take a trip to see the places I'm going to cover in that book, and well travel right now is not in the cards. I'm hoping for a trip in March, but that's up in the air too. So where does that leave the schedule after AR3? Good question, I'm not certain yet. I won't finish AR3 until sometime in Janurary at the earliest. Which is a few months gap from when I think, hopefully, I'll be traveling. I could flip LV3 into that spot, and hope I can get the trip done and then hit AG8. But if that doesn't happen I might write the first book of the series to replace AG, and then just shove Ag into the schedule when I can after it.

TLDR; schedule in flux after AR3. I'll update once I know more.


And that's it folks. The next blog post is after this year ends. Say good bye to 2020, but that means we have to admit 20201...and read that out loud, it makes me laugh.


Daniel Schinhofen

Sunday, November 1, 2020

November 2020

 Holy hell, it's already November, and yet at the same time, it's only November. This year is crawling and flying by, the duality of time continues. Let's get to the news shall we.

First off let's recap last month; AG7: Unexpected Dev-elopments came out on the 14th. It did about what I expected it to do. Even with the great reviews, and I thank you for those, it does seem like the following of the series is dying off. Which means my plans for the soft ending of the series with the next book is likely the right choice, even as my diehard fans of that series lament that news. And on the audio front, audio for AG7 has been handed off to Podium. As for when that will record, I have no idea. Once they tell me more I'll tell you more.

Okay what else...all audio is still up in the air. When I know more things will be updated. I know some of you audiophiles are champing at the bit, and I apologize, we'll get them out as soon as we can. I know the wait will be worth it to have the talented Andrea Parsneau performing the audio.

Hmm, what else do we need to cover? Oh, my website has the store link back up and running. All the merch is first come, first serve, and limited stock. If you are interested in the loot, head on over and check it out. Here is the website and the store links.

https://schinhofenbooks.com/

https://schinhofenbooks.myshopify.com/

Next up let's talk Patreon. They are currently getting chapters of LV2: Cashing In. Reception to it has been good, and I hope you all enjoy the book when it comes out. The release date for it is in flux right now, but we're looking the end of November to the beginning of December.

Following LV2, chapters of BW6 will be showing up there. So for all of you who want to know what the cost of the battle was from the end of BW5, your chance to know before the book publishes is coming soon™.

Here is the link to Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/DJSchinhofen


With that said, I am currently writing BW6. The title is still undetermined, but I'm already 30k+ words into it. I want to say more, but spoilers, ya know. Let's just say things might not go as you think, or maybe they will...  I know some of you are wondering about that release date now, and the best I can do is February 1st. But as will all my release dates it's likely to be sooner if things work out that way.

How best to keep up to speed on releases, and more, that's easy. First there's the mailing list attached to the website, see the above link. Other than that there is Facebook, Discord, and Twitter. Here are the links:

Twitter
Facebook
Discord

Of course once I finish with BW6, I'll be moving right on to AR3. Man I'm blessed to have so many wonderful stories that you all enjoy. Thank you all, without your support I wouldn't be able to do this. It means the world to me, and I try to give back, normally through the Facebook Live Chats. I give out free loot during those, so if you get the chance please stop by. The next one is on November 15th at 10 Am PST.

I'll be back to chat more in December, with updates about LV2 and how it's doing, and to tease more about BW6. Until then, stay safe, and thank you again.

Daniel Schinhofen

Thursday, October 1, 2020

October 2020

 Goodness gracious, is it really already the month of Halloween? Well let's get to it before i have to write next months, as the months seem to sneak up on me awful quick.

Okay first news, Aether's Revival 2: Aether's Guard did amazingly well. My deepest thanks to all of you who read it, and enjoyed it. An extra special thanks if you left a review. I'm stoked that the series is doing so well, and am really looking forward to getting back to it when it comes up in rotation.

For those who missed it, a quick link for you: Aether's Revival 2: Aether's Guard.

The other news around that series is that AR1 audio came out, and Andie killed it, as she always does. I'm glad you all enjoy the bloopers at the end too. AR2 audio will also be done by Andie, but it's in a long queue, as Andie is in high demand, for good reason.

If you haven't gotten AR1 audio, here's a link: Aether's Revival 1: Aether's Blessing...Audio


Okay we've talked AR, what should we cover next? Maybe The next book to be coming out?

Apocalypse Gates 7: Unexpected Dev-elopments, will be coming out this month and not next. When this month is still not nailed down, as it's with the proofer right now, but before the end of the month, maybe even as soon as the middle of the month.

This one is different from the others in the series for a few reasons, but since that would be spoilers, I'll let you read it instead. I'm looking forward to hearing what you all thought of it. Also I'm looking at getting the series to a soft ending with the next book. I think it'll work out, and that is my current plan. it'll end with my plotted arc of what i thought of as the "America Tour". Hope you like the twists in this one.

I'll of course post in all the usual places when the book goes live. So just keep an eye on Twitter, Facebook, Discord, or Patreon for news that the book is out. here are links to those handy places:

https://www.patreon.com/DJSchinhofen
Twitter
Facebook
Discord

Since that book is almost out what am I working on now, you ask? Well it's the second book of Luck's Voice of course. I don't have a working title for LV2 yet, but the book is coming along nicely. Like many of my books it isn't packed with action, but man is the story moving along. I'm looking forward to how this one finishes, should be a blast. Estimated release for it is late December or early Janurary currently, but I do love to get them out before I say they should be ready.

Some of you are wondering about where the audio to LV1 is. The answer is Andie is going to do it, and she'll be working on it soon. Again, she is busy, and I'm willing to wait if it means getting her talented, dedicated voice to preform the book. So, for those who only do audio, I am sorry, but wouldn't you rather wait for the best?


With that said, there's only one series left to talk about and that is Binding Words. I've heard from you all about the cliffhanger, and I'll do my best not to do it again, at least not for book 6, but I can't promise it, as I'm never sure where the story will go until it's written. The good news is that I'll be working on BW6 as soon as I finish LV2.

I know 6 months is a long time for some, but compared to traditional author's I'm a speed machine, and even compared to a number of other indie's I'm still damned quick. maybe not as fast as some, but I don't try for speed, I try for story. I'm nearly chomping at the bit to get back to it, but every story gets it's time when it comes up, so no rushing what I'm working on, as they all need their special time.

To reiterate an above sentiment about audio for BW5. Andie is doing it, that kind of special magic takes time, and I'm going to give her all she needs.


Okay that covers all the series. Is there anything else to cover? Two things one of them author related and one not.
Author first: This month arks my 4th year as a published author. Damn it seems so long ago, and also like it was yesterday. October 3rd 2016, the date Last Horizon: Beta was published, and that was after six months of trying to edit it with no idea of how to do it. So thank you to all of you who are helping keep me going, 4 years strong so far, and I hope many more.

The second which is not author related but is gaming related. I play in a Battletech game on Tuesday nights. It features my artist, my bestfriend, the guy I called Millhouse in AG, an innocent bystander as he likes to be called, and myself. The five of us have been playing for a bit, but my bestfriend and Millhouse have been trying to get a YouTube channel going for their off-road stuff, and now also our battletech game. So if you want to see us move giant robots around a map and try to kill each other, take the link and watch the videos, and if you find them entertaining, maybe subscribe to their channel.
H&G Adventures


And that is everything for this month. I hope you all stay safe and we'll see you in November.
Stay safe,
Daniel Schinhofen