Kindle Vella is Here!

Mauti and her brother Embo have had their memories damaged by an evil psychic. Now Embo is desperately traveling from planet to planet in search of his missing fiancee, and Mauti is trapped in a dead-end job working for a shady politician. The mysterious duelist Roukazor may be Mauti’s only chance of escape, but Embo thinks Roukazor is the one who attacked Mauti’s mind. Can they trust him? They may have no choice if they want to survive….

Vella is a new piece of the Amazon/Kindle family, geared towards serialized fiction. I’ve started a serial called Thorn Master, set in the Star Master universe. It deals with the adventures of Roukazor and Mauti, the parents of Shenti, the mysterious spy from the Star Master series. This takes place about 27-30 years before the events of the first Star Master book. You can read the first couple of episodes for free here. I am currently working simultaneously on Thorn Master and Star Master Book 2, and hope to have the first draft of Star Master Book 2 completed later this summer, with an eye towards publication somewhere between December 2021 and February 2022.

A Good Name For A Band

Admiral Khopesh, the father of one of the supporting characters in Shadow Captain, is a fairly important character in the sequel that I am currently writing, but I have trouble remembering the placeholder names I gave the ship’s captains who answer to him. In a scene I drafted yesterday, I had to refer to them as [Surviving Good Destroyer Captains] in a couple of places. In the spirit of Dave Barry, I will remark that “Surviving Good Destroyer Captains” sounds like a good name for a band or possibly an anime series, and let it go at that.