Monthly Archives: June 2013

Delays and Floodwater

There’s always something, isn’t there?

Unfortunately, due to too many projects requiring my attention (I’m notorious for spreading myself too thin and really should learn to organize my time more wisely) and then illness (which is still ongoing, unfortunately, but at least it’s manageable now), all of my projects have been pushed back. I had hoped to have The Legion Rises print edition out at the end of this month, but there’s simply no way to make that happen. I should be ordering the proof sometime this week, though, so barring no major errors, it should be out by mid-July.

The next episode of Shadows is now due out in July instead of this month (which is more or less over, at this point). Shadows of a Distant Past is delayed until August, most likely, though it will be sooner (i.e., July) if the cover is finished in the next couple of weeks. I still hope to get episode 5 of Shadows out in August, but it may be September or even October.

Speaking of the unforeseen from the last post regarding plans, for those unaware, we had massive flooding here in Calgary at the end of last week due to both local rainfall (53mm) and much rainfall upstream of our major rivers (200+mm).

Initial evacuations tore over 100,000 people from their communities, roughly half of which have been allowed to return to what is left of their homes. I know a few people whose buildings or homes are no longer liveable. Many older buildings affected by the flood have been condemned. Some buildings were taken off their foundations. The floodwaters uprooted trees. The downtown core is still flooded, C-Train tunnels included. Much of the city’s transit system are expecting delays to continue for weeks. Clean-up will be ongoing for the foreseeable future. My heart goes out to those affected, and I am infinitely grateful that I live far enough away from the affected areas.

Once again, I’ve updated the Coming Soon page with the new timelines. Hopefully the next updates I make to them will be with actual dates.

New Covers

My site now displays the new covers for all of my books. At some point over the next six to eight weeks, I will be updating all of my books as they stand on e-retailers to use these new covers.