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Rob’s Update: Marathon

Week 14 of 2023

Greetings all

I’ve had a major project, a non-writing project, going on this week. I’ll expand on it next week, but while this was a productive week, it wasn’t exactly my best writing week. I got virtually no writing down, but some editing here and there.

As I’ve said, however, this is a reason, not an excuse, so I’m not getting down on myself like I might have done some time ago. See? I can learn. Slowly. With much pain.

One more thought on this. We’ve had a ton of upheaval in our lives the last month or so. It’s all good stuff, including my granddaughter, but it’s a marathon.

Anyway, let’s talk about Bonds of Valor. What a great release week! Thanks to all who helped us get that orange tag. If you want to know why we earned it, get it here and find out for yourself: amazon.com/dp/B0BZ7BFXN9.

For all of April, we have The Chimera Coup, book 1 of the Heirs of Cataclysm by Christopher G. Nuttall at half-off the normal e-book price. Get it here: amazon.com/dp/B0BFLV4TH8.

Also, we’re 10 ratings away from 500, with a 4.5 average. It’s really good, and those who’ve read it agree.

And if you want to hear how good it is, The Chimera Coup is now available on Audible thanks to Podium Audio. Get the audio version here: amazon.com/dp/B0BXBCZZRS.

I would normally talk about a bunch of what’s coming up, but I’ve been go-go-go all day and I’m exhausted. Stay tuned next week for some major announcements.

What I’m Listening To

Now onto the Sapphire Rose. Will finish it tomorrow, I’m sure.

Quote of the Week

Happy birthday to John Ratzenberger. Here’s a quote from Cliff Clavin, who I really, really hope all of you have heard of.

I might have said this quote a time or two when the moment was apt.

“Excessive intake of alcohol, as we know, kills brain cells. But naturally, it attacks the slowest and weakest brain cells first.”
– Cliff Clavin

Rob’s Riddles

I have a Patreon where I write Old English style riddles and provide snippets of my work. You can find it here: patreon.com/rhodri2112, along with a sample riddle.

First Line of Next Riddle:

Oft have we moved        East and west, north to south

Latest Snippet: Chapter 5 of Farewell, My Ugly

New Mythology Works in Progress

Rob’s Works in Progress

  • Sowing Spring’s Wrath (3,213)
  • Farewell, My Ugly (72,812)
  • Rick Blaine (8,845)
  • The Feasting of Vengeance (3,405)

Upcoming Events

New Releases

This week is more Salvage Title awesomeness with Knightfall Under Keros, by Melissa Olthoff. Get it here: amazon.com/dp/B0BZTYDHQM.

Your pre-release this week is Children of the Fall, by J.P. Chandler. It’s a new release in the excellent post-apocalyptic Fallen World universe. Get it here: amazon.com/dp/B0C1J99413.

Tracked Items

Today’s Weight: 351.0

Updated Word Count: 109,084

Firehall Sagas Archives: 737 entries

Let me know if you have any suggestions on the website, this email, or cool story ideas at rob@robhowell.org. Especially let me know of suggestions you have for the Spotlight section.

Have a great week, everyone.

Rob Howell

Creator of the Firehall Sagas Universe