New Books, New Audiobooks, & NaNoWriMo
For Sweater Weather and Pumpkin Spice...
This is my favorite season. I love the cool, crisp air. The smells of baked goods. The coziness of the weather all around, and wearing long sleeves without melting from the heat.
This is also the season I am most productive when it comes to writing. In the Portals series I’ve just released Demons & Daggers (Book 2) on audiobook format, and the narration was done by me. Sigils & Satyrs (Book 4) is available as a preorder in eBook and paperback, and if you order now it should arrive before the holidays. It’s a great gift to yourself (because we’re readers, and we do that sort of thing), the classic swords & sorcery lover in your life, or the reader that loves modern fantasy mixed with portals fantasy!
Here’s the back cover blurb for Sigils & Satyrs:
They came to help a world struggling to recover from a magical apocalypse. Aiyana, her mystical abilities growing exponentially, has Nathan concerned that the power may be too much.
Seeking an Aeifain city of lost knowledge, they're joined by another refugee from Earth, and drawn into a plot that will change the fate of two worlds. A warlord hunts them, a master alchemist covets what they have, and an invisible puppet master is pulling everyone’s strings.
But power corrupts and suspicions brew as each doubt the motivations of the others. Without trust, can they overcome the challenges of a magical world torn by wrath and avarice?
And for those of you not in the know, NaNoWriMo is short for National Novel Writing Month. It’s a great organization who encourages people to write 50,000 words in November. This gets people into the swing of things for their novel or whatever other writing projects they want to do. It’s full of encouraging things and community to keep you going.
I’m live streaming the writing of Legions & Liches, Book 6 of the Portals Series, and aiming to hit that daily word count. As of today, I’m doing great!
You can join me and work along with me, or just hang out, on my twitch channel at TravisWritingTavern.
You can check out NaNoWriMo by clicking here.
In Other News
Towers & Trolls, Book 5 of the Portals Series, should be coming back anytime now and get a final cleanup before going to the editor.
Outlining for Silver & Smith and the Quantum Hourglass is coming right along, and I still plan to take The Silver & Smith Chronicles to book 6 in 2023, including audiobooks. Book 1 & 2, Silver & Smith and the Jazeer’s Light and Silver & Smith and the Doppelganger’s Gate are both currently available.
We received a new cat. His name is Tom, and he’s a tuxedo. He’s adjusting slowly, but well.
Kitty Corner of Cuteness
I’ve decided to include a photo of my cats in each of these updates. I’ll also give you a bit of information about whoever is in the photo.
Here we have (from left to right) Mister Bitey Otter Esquire, Gobblin, and Cuddlefish the Cat. They are watching autumn creep into the front yard while enjoying a cuddle pile.
I hope everyone enjoys the season changes as much as I do, and you are staying safe and happy in your little corner of the world. I’m going to get back to work here, I have a series to complete!
Thanks for reading, clicking, and all those other things!