First of all, a warm welcome to all the newcomers to this email list! It’s been quite a while since I wrote (which I’ll explain below), and this list has grown substantially. My sincere gratitude for allowing me into your email inboxes!
This email is going to be longer than most I send out, but it’s because I have both business and personal news to share. I’ll do business first, so those of you who only want that can read it first and skip the rest of the email.
I’ve hinted at this a little, but as of yesterday, my newest work, Primal Dawn, is available for pre-order on Amazon. Check it out here. It officially releases on Sept. 26. Primal Dawn is a shorter story, sitting somewhere between a novella and a short novel, depending on who you ask (about 50,000 words). It’s a sci-fi story about first contact, with an advanced race coming into contact with a far more primitive one. But, not everything is as it seems.
The cover and synopsis and link to the book are below:
Tev is a hunter, one of the best in his clan. Trained since birth in the art of tracking and killing, Tev has never met a challenge he couldn’t overcome. But when a mysterious fireball falls from the sky, Tev will question everything he has ever known. For the first time in his life, he isn’t the one doing the hunting.
He is the prey.
Primal Dawn is the first short novel of the Primal Series, spanning centuries of conflict following first contact. Each novel tells a complete story in the ongoing saga of two cultures learning to explore the vastness of space together.
Also, for those of you who are curious, I’m a little over halfway through the first draft of a new book set in the world of Nightblade. I’ll have more on that later.
Welcoming the newest member of Waterstone!
The really big news in my life is that a few weeks ago, my wife and I welcomed our little baby girl into the world. Baby Kirk came in at 7 lbs, 7 oz, and arrived exactly on her due date (I like to joke that my wife really is a rule-follower!).
There were some minor complications after she was born, but everyone is happy and healthy now, even if I’ve forgotten what a full night of sleep felt like. But, because of her, I haven’t been as active writing and interacting as I’d like. I expect that as I figure out this whole fatherhood thing, that will improve.
In any case, as always, I’m grateful for all of you. Thank you for your support, and I hope you are all doing well as well!
With sincere gratitude,