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?
- Liquid Cool Series — my sci-fi-detective series (lots of action and laughs)
- Fantasy Series — my brand new unnamed fantasy series this year (less Game of Thrones, more Lord of the Rings)
- After Eden Series — my sci-fi, international thriller series (The Genesis of World War III)
Austin Dragon is the author of over 30 books in science fiction, fantasy, and classic horror. His works include the sci-fi detective LIQUID COOL series, the epic fantasy FABLED QUEST CHRONICLES, the international futuristic epic AFTER EDEN Series, the classic SLEEPY HOLLOW HORRORS, and new military sci-fi PLANET TAMERS series. 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, ex-political junkie, movie buff, Fortune 500 corporate recruiter, renaissance man, futurist, and dreamer.