Author: mballard

Check out my writing journal

I’m trying something new for anyone interested in the day to day progress of my latest book  titled Maylin’s Gate. I’m journaling my writing progress every day and providing brief updates on the overall project. You’ll find the link to the journal on the toolbar at the top of the page. Happy reading!

King of Souls is finished

Book two of the Echoes Across Time series, King of Souls, is finished. I’m awaiting feedback from a couple of more beta readers before I send it out to the world.

Release date looks like it will fall somewhere between 7/27 and 8/1.

It’s a longer read than Shard Knight by a good 50 or 60 pages at least. If you’re on my mailing list, I’ll send you a notice as soon as it goes live on Amazon.

Thanks everyone!

 

 

King of Souls First Draft Complete!

A quick update for those curious. I finished the first draft of King of Souls about a week and a half ago. I’m currently in revisions and have the first few chapters in the hands of beta readers.

The first draft clocked in at about 133,000 words which makes it 50 – 60 pages longer than Shard Knight. The final product should tip the scale at approximately 600 printed pages.

I’m linking the opening scene here. Take a look and feel free to share your thoughts.

 

Shard Knight Available Soon on Audio!

Good News! Shard Knight’s coming out on audio! It will be available in June on Audible, ITunes, and Amazon.

I’ve been working with a very talented producer named Greg Tremblay who’s done a fantastic job narrating and producing the book.

Shard Knight’s available in the Amazon book store now. You can listen to the first sample chapters now. I love audio and Greg’s done a terrific job.

Shard Knight Sample Chapters

An update on my work in progress…

Thanks to everyone out there who has taken the time to read Shard Knight. I hope you enjoyed it, and I thought I’d offer an update on the sequel. I’m tentatively titling the book, “King of Souls”.

I’m currently about 40,000 words into the first draft which puts me a little more than a third of the way through.  Ronan, Rika, and Danielle will be back along with a few new faces.

Time permitting, my goal is to have the book available sometime in April (crosses fingers).

Thanks again everybody!