Tuesday, June 1, 2021

June 2021

 Wow, May is over with already, and it's now Summer with June kicking the heat off.

Let's cover books news first then we'll touch a few other topics.

Dungeon Walkers 1 came out late last month, thank you to everyone who read the story. I have a lot in mind for the continued adventures of Stern, Pawly, and Company. I started with news of this series because the audio book just came out.

No, seriously, it's already out. Mountain Dale Press used their twisted eldritch magic to get it before Travis Baldree in record time. Travis of course is a well known and loved narrator, whose done Cradle and other well known series. MDP didn't stop there though, no they summoned elder gods and got ACX and Audible to bend to their whims, and got it published in record time too.

Here is the Audible link for those who would like a quick path to it: https://www.audible.com/pd/Dungeon-Walkers-1-Audiobook/B095Z5JLP7


Going to continue on the audio front with the next bit.

Andie is going to be recording Luck's Voice 1-3 in the next few weeks. That's right she is going to record them back-to-back-to-back. So the books will drop in rapid succession as well. So rejoice for that.

As for BW6 and AR3 audio they are on her slate along with a lot of other books so they will come in time. Being as amazing as she is her slate is solidly booked. She is going to get to them though so just be patient, her work is amazing, and it'll be worth the wait.


You are probably asking about LV3 as it's not even out as an ebook yet. Well I have it currently slated for release on June 15th, a whole half month ahead of my previous estimate. Now to make that even better I hope to have it out even before that. It's with the proofer and compiler right now, so hopefully soon™...


As for what I'm working on right now, well that's Binding Words 7. I think this book will wrap up the Hearthglen arc that started with Book 3. Time will tell but I'm fairly certain it is going to. Current projected release will be August 15th, with of course me aiming to get it out sooner than that.


Following BW7 will of course be AR4. I'm really looking forward to diving back into that series and pushing Gregory through the end of the second year. I have so many things lined up that it should be an amazing ride for you all.


Now onto other news. I just got back from a long weekend away. Yeah, it ended up a business trip instead of a vacation, and LV will see bits of that research in the coming books. My trip took me to a hot springs in Colorado. The trip also helped me see how things were in general. It gives me hope that my research trip for AG can happen before the end of the year, woot woot. Some locations I want to visit are still closed, but I hope they will reopen soon. As soon as they do I'll be taking my trip. No, I'm not going to tell you were, that'd ruin the surprises.


One last bit of note: I had a 1 day ban from Facebook. Why? Because some posted a meme about Writer's Block being when your imaginary friends refuse to talk with you. I replied that you just kill a few of them to prove the point to the others. Well that trip the algorithm and I got banned. The really bad news is that the ban included a 30 day ban on Live chats...thanks Facebook. I'm looking at other options for June's live chat. Probably going to be on the discord. Time will be 8 am PST. Here is the discord link:  https://discord.gg/vCKm3NU


That wraps up the news for June, damn that was a lot. I will see you all again for July's blog.

Daniel Schinhofen

18 comments:

  1. First in and best dressed. Thank you for all your hardwork. I look forward to your upcomming releases.

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    1. Thank you, I'll be getting them out as quickly as I can.

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  2. Fakebook gets everyone eventually. Looking forward to the next few months!

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  3. Ag was the first series of yours I read and can't wait to get back into it

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  4. Just finished Dungeon Walkers audio today, I have listened to a few other Travis Baldree performances and he did a fantastic job with this one. Very much looking forward to the upcoming releases.

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    1. Thanks, Harry. Travis always does a good job. I was happy to have him give voice to my work.

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  5. I'm confused, I thought MDP didn't publish Harem/sexual content?

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    1. Well it's fade to black, so the sexual content is negligible. As for Harem, well they just published mine so...

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  6. Just signed up so I know when AR4 comes out, thank you for the great reads

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  7. Well, I read Luck's Voice 3. Its not your best, but I have to say that I enjoyed the story. I just wish you'd finished the entire Deep Gulch storyline so you could move to another location in the next story. I've noticed that you have a very bad habit of dragging out storylines through multiple books and its not always a good thing.

    I am definitely looking forward to BW7 and especially AR4, so do keep writing. :)

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    1. I don't see letting the story tell itself as a bad habit. Slice of Life is a style, and it's one that I write. It's not for key event after key event to get to the climax and finish. It's to follow the life of the MC, see how he does and get to know him and his loved ones.
      I won't be changing my writing style anytime soon so, if you read my books you'll keep seeing more of this.

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    2. I'm not against slice of life writing. I have enjoyed your tales and watch eagerly for each book as I do want to know what happens next. I do think that your stories can end up meandering far away from the main plot when you have too much "life" and not enough plot. Its not a major complaint, just an observation. And I do think that LV3 would have been a stronger book if you finished off the Deep Gulch story arc and moved forward with the group travelling onward. With Goodman going down you have removed the most visible and in many ways powerful force. McIan comes across as sinister, but very naive and easily fooled. Grange is clearly calculating and a constant presence, but after LV3 its going to be hard to believe he's a real threat as everyone knows what he did, but just can't prove it, and Suez has been not much more than a name up to this point, so there is a lack of gravitas with him. It almost felt like taking out Goodman should have started a house of cards tumble that would allow Doc to clean the town and move on. Instead, its clear we'll have at least one more book in the town, which may end up lacking much punch since I find that I wonder where your adversity will come from.

      Its still a great tale.

      (Strangely enough, I ended up thinking that I had a similar complaint to the AG series, in that your story drags after a while, which tends to limit interest. Honestly, that might be why the AG series dropped off in sales as you published more books. I do know that AG7 was a book I found slightly disappointing.)

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  8. I think I need till August to process all the damn emotion trauma book 6 of BW gave me Daniel Jesus.. that... No words really no words. Really glad to hear the audiobooks are coming along for you I'm about to start AR

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