Blog Site Slow Down

Things will be slowing down around here a bit for the foreseeable future. Here's why: I'm going on vacation next week! This is my first real, extended vacation in three years and the wife and I are road-tripping to Maine with a few pit-stops along the way and back again. I'm expecting limited computer and internet access while I get all touristy for a little while.

Before we hit the road, though, I'm hoping to get through at least two more books in my read-and-review pile. I started in on Gillian Anderson's debut novel, co-written with Jeff Rovin, A Vision of Fire. After that, and depending on when I can finish it, we'll see about what comes next. I'm expecting Jennifer Loring's new DarkFuse novella, Conduits, to drop onto my Kindle on Tuesday, so that one will likely get next priority.

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In terms of my own work, I'm expecting to be engrossed with some heavy editing and revising on Emergence, my follow-up to Convergence, for the rest of the year. My second draft has been submitted to my editors for content development, and once I go through their suggestions and do the necessary work, it'll be off for the next stage of edits. It'll be releasing in 2015, and I'll be sure to post updates on the exact release date after that's locked down.

I'm also gearing up for the release of Consumption next month! My short horror story will be going off for final formatting in a few days, so stay tuned for the exact release date and pre-order links in a few more weeks.

So, aside from some obligatory Consumption-related posts later this month and into October, and some more book reviews, things are looking kind of quiet blog-wise. But, come November, I should be bringing in a lot of science-fiction related goodness and I'll be participating in Sci-Fi November 2014, hosted by Rinn Reads and Oh, the Books! Expect a good number of reviews from me, and hopefully some more guest posts or interviews with fellow sci-fi indie authors. Be sure to follow along with the #RRSciFiMonth hashtag on twitter, and give @SciFiMonth a follow, too.

Michael Hicks

Michael Patrick Hicks is the author of the science fiction novels Convergence, an Amazon Breakthrough Novel Award 2013 Quarter-Finalist, and Emergence. His work has appeared in several anthologies, and he has written for the websites Graphic Novel Reporter and Audiobook Reviewer. In between compulsively buying books and adding titles that he does not have time for to his Netflix queue, he is hard at work on his next story.


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