Just wanted to check in and let everyone know that the site updates I mentioned before are now live. There is one exception in that the new banner is not up yet, I am still batting around ideas for that section. The current projects, and About Hytrae are both updated. The most notable update was clarified geographical information about the five nations of Hytrae. The more detailed information will also be in the final installment of The Sage of Hytrae.
I hope to check in in the next week or two and get everyone an official title, and hopefully a release date! I hope you have a great week, and keep reading great stories!
I would like to thank everyone who made it out to the book signing last Saturday. It was an honor to be invited, and I had a good time. I would like to thank the Peebles Magazine Club, and Adams County Library for putting the event on. Below are some pictures from the event! Apparently I only smile in group photos ha ha ha.
I’m excited to share some info from the Peebles Library concerning the Book Signing on October 15th (Saturday!). Just to make sure I don’t mistype something I will quote them below:
“On Saturday, October 15 from 1:00 – 4:00 p.m. join the Peebles Magazine Club in welcoming six local authors to the Peebles Library for a book signing. Come meet Tom Cross, Christopher Hilger, Tom Johnson, Mary McFarland, Gwendolyn Mason, Amy Phipps. Their published books range from natural history to romantic suspense to mystery and beyond. Call 937-587-2085 for more information.”
If your in the area myself and the other authors attending would love the support!
Just letting everyone know that we are still moving forward on the third book in my series. To help generate some excitement I offered that short story for free (it will always be free) last month.
This month we will be running a promotion on The Crystal Seal (the first book in the series). From September 12th through September 16th The Crystal Seal will be FREE on Amazon Kindle. This promotion won’t last long so be sure to check it out!
I am excited to announce that I have a short story from the Hytrae universe to share (and its free!). I have to warn everyone, there are some spoilers if you have not read The Crystal Seal or The Candescent Vessel. I would say the spoilers are medium grade, not story ruining but would prematurely expose you to information you would not have had yet before reading the first two books.
That being said, I hope everyone enjoys this short story. It takes place between The Candescent Vessel and the third book in the trilogy. Without further ado. Here it is,
I hope this summer has been going well for all of you. I have been busy these past few weeks, and I can happily say that some of the busyness has been working on materials for book 3! I am hoping to have a short story posted on my site here before the end of the month. It is written, but I am still working on reviewing it. It takes place between where The Candescent Vessel left off, and before book 3 begins. I plan on having a title for book 3 for everyone somewhat soon as well, so stay tuned for more info on both these great things, and of course more updates on The Sage of Hytrae trilogy!
I am excited to show everyone what I got in the mail earlier this month!
That’s right, my second book is officially recognized as my own copyright by the US Copyright Office! 😀 If you haven’t had a chance to check it out here is a link to the kindle version/amazon paperback: The Candescent Vessel (The Sage of Hytrae Book 2) you can also find more links in the Where to Buy section at the top of the site.
It is always a good moment to see these kind of milestones with a published work. A big thank you to everyone who has bought my first and second books, number three is on the way. More on the third book coming soon!
Summer is getting here quick, and with it much warmer weather. I just got back from a short vacation. We went to eastern and northern Ohio, so lots of things to see and do in those places. One place we went to was the Wilds. If you haven’t heard of them, they are a wildlife conservation group, that works with animals from many different places around the world, studies them and tries to help improve their lives in captivity and when possible return them to the wild. You can find out more about them at: https://thewilds.columbuszoo.org/
I’m back home and feeling more refreshed and ready to pour out more creative works. I’ve been keeping my thoughts towards The Sage of Hytrae series lately, we are close to finishing the trilogy! I’m hoping to have some more updates as the summer goes on. Have fun everyone, and don’t forget to use sunscreen!
I hope everyone is doing well. I’m glad things are warming up, and I’m hopping this means that some of the illnesses that have been roaming around will start to end as well (I’m tired of catching so many little bugs, better than big ones though I suppose).
I am happy to let everyone know that The Sage of Hytrae Book 3 is underway and I have actually starting writing the first draft. I’m not ready to announce a title yet, hopefully by end of August I will have a title ready for everyone. I’m hopping that the third and final installment in this trilogy will be as exciting as I have been writing the entire series.
As always, a big thank you to everyone who has bought my books, it is very encouraging when people read the work you’ve put so much time into.
I hope all the mothers out there had a wonderful Mother’s Day yesterday! I spent a fair bit of mine with my mom (who has helped me proof my books along with my wife), along with a portion of my family.
Spring is in full swing, and lots of people are starting to put out their gardens. Fun fact: gardens are popular with home owners in the realm of Hytrae too. While you might not have read much about that fact in the past, you would have met no less than three farmers in the first two books. See if you can name one of the farmers in the comments (without looking it up in the books, that’d be cheating 😀 ).