Hey folks,

I hope you’re all keeping well and enjoying the opening days of summer (in the Northern half, at least!). We’ve had some really nice weather here lately, and have been trying to make the most of it with some barbecues and al fresco dining–not something we get to do that often in Ireland!

I’ve got some updates this week. The first thing I want to mention–something that I’m getting asked about quite a bit–is that the audio for Alpha Protocol 3 – The Privateer is slated for release on 2 July. I’ll have some more on that, excerpts etc, in weeks to come, so please stay tuned for that!

In other areas, I’ve finally gotten around to complete an Alpha Protocol novella, titled ‘The Outlaw’. I’ve wanted to get this done for a very long time, to include it as a thank you for everyone who signs up for my Sci-Fi newsletter. It still needs a little editing, but I hope to have it up before summer’s end. I’ll be sure to send an download link to everyone who’s already signed up, and for all new sign ups, you’ll get it as part of the on boarding process. For those who don’t like to sign up to newsletters, it will also be available on Amazon in the same way as The Frontier Lord for my Fantasy list is.

In terms of ongoing work, I’ve two major projects running at the moment. The first is the next Alpha Protocol book, which is yet to get a title. I’m well underway with this, and shooting for an autumn release.

The other project is the first of the Wolf of the North Lost Tales books, which is also well underway, and I also hope to have out this coming autumn. I’ll have more details on both of these books as the summer progresses.

I’m a little delayed in my usual release schedule as I’ve a full novel sitting here on my hard drive (the longest I’ve yet written) that I’m not ready to release yet. It’s the first book in my new series, set in an entirely new world. It’s a project I’ve been contemplating for a very long time and it’s very important for me to get it absolutely as I want it to be.

While the story itself is complete, and I’m very happy with it, there are some world building aspects that I want to develop more, as this setting is very close to me and I want to really bring it all the flavour it deserves. As such, I’ve stepped back from it while I complete the other projects, with a view to fleshing out those details with a fresh eye in the autumn. I’m still very excited about this project, and it’s very difficult to be patient and give the ideas the time they need to develop fully. This is a bit of a project of a lifetime for me though, and you only get one shot at it, so I’m doing my best to take my time!