Hello 2017! The Joy of Writing Madness

Austin Dragon After Eden Series, Behind The Scenes, Independent Publishing, Liquid Cool 77 Comments

It’s 2017! Hope you had a great Christmas and New Year’s holiday!

It’s also the beginning of Year 5 for me as an independent author, with 11 published titles. So what’s the plan for 2017? To better answer that question, I had to review what my main push was for 2016—build up my author business in preparation for this year. I started in 2013 as a first-time published author and then by 2015 I was describing myself as an “author-preneur.” Well, I have gone past that to be an author-publisher. I am a multi-genre, multi-series, multi-title publishing machine, with a new team of editors, great book cover designers, and will at some point include an assistant. It’s quite a lot which is why I spent most of 2016 getting ready.

For me, I don’t make New Years’ resolutions in January. The plans are made in November or December for the following year. The only thing I didn’t do last year was complete for release the fourth main book of my After Eden series, Red Halo, which will mark the final introduction of the groups that make up the Resistance (or the Continuum). After that will be the actual beginning of War World III in Book 5. So Book 4, Red Halo, will finally be released in the fall of 2017.

Every year my goal as a new author has been very simple: Do everything bigger and better! This year will be no different. So what was I getting ready for?

In March 2017, I release the long awaited Book 2 of my popular Liquid Cool, sci-fi detective series, Blade Gunner! But there’s more…much more. I will also release Books 3 and 4 (I’ll reveal the names next month) at the same time! It’s crazy, but I wrote them one after another and there’s no reason for me to sit on them, especially when people want to read them–now. All coming at the end of March.

Also, if you’re a member of my VIP Readers’ Club you know that about two months ago I asked for input on what should be my next series. It was a resounding vote in favor of Fantasy! That’s the other reason I wrote all these new Liquid Cool novels together. When I write I can’t jump back and forth between different universes. I need to finish the project and then I can move on the next one.

That’s what you have to look forward to in 2017–new Liquid Cool novels up first, then the new fantasy series, and an After Eden novel later in the year. I may add a surprise or two, but even if I don’t, that’s plenty.

So while we wait, look out for two separate emails. One of them will be the launch of our “Welcome 2017 Kindle & Book Bundle” Giveaway. It will be our first giveaway to kick off the year.

Until then, please do comment below on my new release announcements below:

All the best

Which of my new releases are you looking forward to and why?

  1. Liquid Cool Series — my sci-fi-detective series (lots of action and laughs)
  2. Fantasy Series — my brand new unnamed fantasy series this year (less Game of Thrones, more Lord of the Rings)
  3. After Eden Series — my sci-fi, international thriller series (The Genesis of World War III)
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Austin Dragon

Austin Dragon

Author of over 20 books in science fiction, fantasy, and classic horror. His works include the epic fantasy Fabled Quest Chronicles, the cyberpunk detective Liquid Cool series, the international epic After Eden Series, and the classic Sleepy Hollow Horrors. He is a native New Yorker but has called Los Angeles, California home for more than twenty years. Words to describe him, in no particular order: U.S. Army, English teacher, one-time resident of Paris, political junkie, movie buff, Fortune 500 corporate recruiter, renaissance man, and dreamer.

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    I’m most looking forward to the 3 Liquid Cool books you’ll be releasing in March. I love my adventure mixed with humor.

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    I am looking forward to the Liquid Cool series. I am new to you and from what I have seen they look awesome! Can’t wait to get started 🙂

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    Fantasy Series the thought of books along the lines of game of thrones etc is very interesting intriguing and exciting. Good luck to you for the new year

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    Congratulations it sounds like you were very successful this year. Out of the three series I would have to say the Liquid Cool Series sounds most interesting.

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    I am looking forward to the Liquid Cool and the After Eden series. I already love Liquid Cool and am looking forward to getting to read the After Eden series.

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    I am looking forward to your Fantasy Series. If it is along the lines of Lord of The Rings I can see this series becoming the next Award winning Movie.

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    Heard nothing but good things about the Liquid Cool series youre a very talented writer thank you for sharing it with all of us

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    Your Liquid Cool Series since I’m more into detective novels and thrillers than just sci-fi. However I did love Lord of the Rings so your new unnamed fantasy series might also be very much to my liking 🙂

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    I’m looking forward to your new releases in the Liquid Cool series. I love the blurbs, and love being able to read multiple books in a series one after the other without waiting months & years for a continuation.

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