I know it’s been a while since I last updated everyone. Sorry about that. Time is in short supply.
Speaking of time in short supply, I need to be honest with everyone. I have no idea when the next novel will be published. It could be this year. It could be next year.
But more novels are coming!
Yes, more Roak will happen. And the last Flipside book. And maybe more Z-Burbia novels (I have ideas!). Oh, and more Team Grendel. I’ll also be revisiting/rejuvenating some titles/series that I abandoned due to poor sales. And there will be new stuff, too!
I am still writing, just short stuff right now. Also, I am focusing on re-releasing audiobooks and a whole new way of marketing them. I’ll update y’all on that, so stay tuned!
Anyhoo, rest assured that I haven’t stopped writing, I’m just no longer the fiction factory I used to be when I was writing full time.
And always feel free to email me or message me or post on Facebook. I will respond as fast as I can.
Thanks to all of you for your support!
I wanted to give a quick update on the writing stuffs:
I am diving into indie publishing. I’ve gotten rights back to the Apex Trilogy (Dead Mech, The Americans, Metal and Ash) and I’m publishing those on my own. Going wide, y’all! That means for folks that don’t use Kindle you can now get all the Apex goodness!
I’m working on more Roak, but I plan on writing books 6 & 7 back to back, so there is a lot of prep going into finishing this series. Be patient as I work out all the details. I thought I’d get book 6 out in 2019, but odds are that will not be happening. Stay tuned!
The third book in The Flipside sagas will happen after I finish the Roak series. 2020? Maybe. All depends on progress with Roak.
I’m getting back into writing short fiction, so be on the lookout for announcements on where you can read the new stories. Better yet, sign up for my newsletter! I’ll be sending out news more frequently now.
There’ll be more news soon, but that’s it for now. If you want a few more details (and some slightly dated info) then check out my original post here: The End. The Beginning.
Well, folks, as you are very aware, life never stays static. It never sits still and never waits for you to catch up. Life keeps on moving.
And with that movement (he he, I said movement), comes constant change.
For the past five years I have been lucky to have been given the gift of being able to write full time. Very few writers get that opportunity. Remember, only 5% of professional writers do it full time. The Arts is a tough career to crack.
With a kid in college, and one heading there soon, plus maybe a retirement at some point before Death takes me away in its bony clutches, we can no longer rely on my writing income to cut the mustard. That’s a saying. Cut the mustard. What was mustard like way back when they had to cut it? That’s some thick mustard. Crazy…
Anyhoo, I am now going back into the world of sales. I’ll be the sales manager for the retail division of A-B Emblem. Check them out. It’s gonna be a pretty cool gig, actually, and I’m looking forward to it. And being a sales manager means I’ll be working over 40 hours per week plus traveling to trade shows. Gonna cut down on my writing time. A lot.
Which means… Bullet point time!
- Expect the next Roak novel late 2019.
- Expect the third/last Flipside Sagas novel sometime in 2020.
- There will be no new Z-Burbia novels. For now…
- The kaiju series is officially over. No 4th novel. 3rd novel didn’t sell, so no point in chasing bad money with good words.
- Team Grendel will always be a favorite of mine, but if new novels happen it will be years from now. Years. Do not ask when. Years…
- There won’t be anymore Dead Mech or Fighting Iron novels or any continuation of any of the small series.
- Writing In Suburbia had its last episode released. After March I will be taking the podcast down. Download those episodes now!
- I’ll still be co-hosting the Asheville/WNC Writers Coffeehouse.
What does this mean for Jake Bible Fiction? Well, that’s a very good question. The newsletter will still be going out. I’ll still write some drabbles now and again, but not on a weekly basis. And all of the novels I’ve written will still be available for purchase! I’ve written 60 novels, 50 of them in the last five years, so I’m guessing there are some you haven’t read. Yes, I’m looking at you right there. You know who you are…
I know I have said that the only way you fail at writing is to quit, and this may seem like quitting to many of you, but it’s not. I have zero intention of quitting writing. I am simply quitting it as a full time, sole income gig. Just like 95% of the profession, I’ll be doing it part time and only when I can. Life and work and family and all that jazz comes first. There’s something to be said about the peace of mind that a stable income brings and I look forward to that peace of mind.
In the meantime, check out the lists of novels and audiobooks above. I have menu links, people! MENU LINKS! Get a book you haven’t read yet. Listen to the new versions of the MEGA audiobooks. Re-read my first novel (Dead Mech). Have fun!
And just know that this isn’t goodbye. Far from it. This is simply a reboot of what has been so far an amazing ride as a professional writer. Death and rebirth has been the major theme of my life for as long as I can remember. Welcome to the rebirth folks. I hope you enjoy the journey with me!
Oh, and if you are an author or publisher and you need custom patches made (YOU DO!) then hit me up. I can make that happen.
December 2018/January 2019
Updated: July 2019
That’s right, folks. It is the final episode of Writing In Suburbia.
Why? Because life is constantly changing. Have a listen and I’ll explain.
But, hey, it’s been a crazy fun ride, right? RIGHT!
Enjoy the last episode!
Theme music: “Whiskey on the Mississippi” Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License
Block Out The Noise!
Holy Turkey Day Travels!
So, yesterday I had three audiobooks drop at once. No warning. Just BAM, three new audiobooks are now available for purchase.
It’s crazy, y’all. Crazy…
Add to that a new episode of Writing In Suburbia with my interview with Nathan Ballingrud and you have a TON of content to fill your earholes so you don’t have to listen to the relatives argue over politics while digesting your turkey and stuffing (for all us Yanks, that is) or listen to the kids bicker on the never ending drive from Hell to and from the in-laws’ place.
You are welcome.
Click the links below or click the amazing covers below and transport yourself to worlds that are much, much, much better than the holiday insanity that is reality.