The Grand Plan
It’s all go here at Hollow Stone Towers (my kitchen table) at the moment, so I thought I’d let you know where things are with the next few books I’m working on, when things are due, that sort of thing.
Book one of the Sunset Chronicles has now been sent to my editor, so all things being equal it should be available in the next month or so. In the next few weeks, I’ll be launching a new cover and putting the book up for pre-sale at various online outlets. I’m getting extremely excited about this one, and having not released a new book for over a year, I’m really hoping that you’ll be delighted with it.
Launch Date (hopefully): August 2019
Short story collection
I should have a short story collection coming out later this year, all based around a horror or science fiction theme. At the moment there’s around 20 stories in there, including some really scary stuff, some funny stuff, some mind-bending stuff, and some stuff that’s just… stuff. I’ve no idea if anyone’s interested in that kind of thing, but I figured I’d put them out there, see if there’s any kind of audience for them.
Launch Date: November 2019
Book two of The Chronicles is well along the road, too. This week I’ve started working on the third draft, which is the final one before I send it to my editor. Obviously, I can’t say too much about this one until book one comes out, but it’s going to be massive. The Sunset Chronicles is structured as three distinct trilogies that come together (much like Voltron) to form one huge story. And these are decent-sized books, too, so all told the nine books in the series should top a million words. Buckle up, it’s going to be an epic ride.
Launch Date: February 2020
Darkness Comes Alive
Whilst I work on the Sunset Chronicles, it’s nice to have something a bit different going on, too, and Darkness Comes Alive is definitely that. It’s a vampire novel set in York, and it’s a mix of all the things I love about vampire tales – it’s got blood, gore, violence, heart, humour, romance, and even some magic thrown in for good measure. I’ve just finished the first draft and I’m very excited about it. I think there’s definite scope for a few more stories in that world, too, but we’ll see.
Launch Date: June 2020
So, no more year and a half gaps between books. I’ve planned out the next three and a half years of releases, and barring catastrophe, I should have at least three new books out each year. Sometimes even more than that. It’s all part of a grand plan to be able to make a living with my writing by the end of that date, and I’m going to need your help to get there. That means buying my books. And hey, if you’ve never bought one, why not start now?
Paul Stephenson is a writer of horror and science fiction novels. Blood on the Motorway: An apocalyptic trilogy of murder and stale sandwiches is out now in ebook and print from Amazon and all other good bookstores. You can get the first book free by joining the mailing list or reading along at Wattpad. Oh, and he’s got a Patreon. Sign up for free books, a free weekly short story, and much more.