Category Archives: What's Up….
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
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.
Galactic Vice is now out in audiobook! Go get ya some!
It all starts with an interstellar cargo barge full of corpses…
The criminal scum of the galaxy have found a new playground and its name is Jafla Base. Now Galactic Vice Detective Etch Knowles has to infiltrate that playground before the criminal syndicates end up in all-out war.
Corruption on every level of government, brutal violence around every corner, alien races that consider humans the lowest of low, and a laser blaster always pointed at his back, Knowles needs Galactic Vice Lieutenant Angie McDade and Galactic Vice Detective Kalaka to back him up. Their job is to keep Knowles from getting his head blown off or die trying.
But there are forces at work that want nothing more than for Jafla Base to burn. And some of those forces may be coming from within the Jafla Base Vice Squad itself!
Action, intrigue, corruption, lust, and greed fuel the never ending thrill ride that is Galactic Vice!
Murder. Espionage. Romance. Treachery. Greed.
Agent Prime is prepared for it all!
I am pleased to announce: Galactic Vice!
This is my first true police procedural, so if you love those cops getting the bad guys, cops being the bad guys, cops just trying to do a hard job and stay alive kind of novels then this puppy is for you! And if you have friends and family that love cop thrillers then please share!
Politicians on the take. Underground gambling. Sex trafficking.
Another day at the office for Galactic Vice Lieutenant Angie McDade.
Shaking down hustlers. Offering “protection” to bar owners. Cheating at tile games.
Galactic Vice Detective Kalaka doesn’t exactly play by the rules.
A cargo barge filled with corpses. A potential war between crime syndicates. Traitors within the Galactic Vice.
These are the nightmares the three must face. Using all of their resources and experience they will fight to keep each other alive even it means bending rules, busting heads, and breaking laws.
But tossing regulations to the side and going rogue may not save them from an investigation that has doom and downfall written all over it.
Can they solve the case before it becomes their last? Or will the operation fail and end up ripping their lives and Jafla Base apart…