I had intended to do a new year update, but stuff I was waiting for took longer to come through so here I am a month late!
I am vaccinated as of Wednesday this week. No noticeable side effects and now need to wait 3 weeks before there is a reasonable level of antibodies. That’s if my damaged immune system is going to make them which is not a certainty. There’s no data on the effect of the COVID vaccines on CLL patients taking Venetoclax, though it is known that the flu vaccine works; just not as well as it does for normal patients.
Back before Christmas I became aware that there was a major problem with the paperback edition of ‘Exile’. It took a while but this has now been rectified and a new version is available from Amazon. If you bought one of the faulty paperbacks get in touch and I’ll send you a revised version.
You may recall I subbed my new epic fantasy project to my agent last summer. I have now heard back from him and he does not want to take it on. He stressed that it was a near miss, and in a healthier book market he might have decided otherwise. The market is very difficult at the moment with so many books having been postponed last year. This is book 1 of proposed series so is not a candidate for self-publishing as any sequels would be a long time off. I’m trying to complete the first draft of the sequel to “Shadows of Faerie” at the moment so I’m not ready for a new project. I’ll think about it after my mother’s house is sold which should be only weeks away now.
Hi Martin, I just wanted to say that I recently read ‘Shadows of Fairie’ and really enjoyed it. This book has got a bit of a following up here in the NE of Scotland – it’s proving very popular! I am really looking forward to reading the sequel. All the best, Jasmin
Please tell the world, specifically Amazon and Goodreads! I’d better get on with the sequel then. I currently have 65k words of first draft
Deeper Shadows of Faerie is due out later this year.