Updates on Works in Progress

Hopefully by now, most of you have read Mystical Greenwood and are eagerly awaiting the sequel. Well, I thought I’d talk a bit about where I am presently with my current projects. Uh oh, spoiler alert! Hopefully these aren’t big spoilers but teasers. I’ll do my best to refrain from giving too much away. Consider it an early holiday gift.

As I said, there is a sequel to Mystical Greenwood in progress. From the beginning, I’ve wanted the One with Nature series to consist of three books. I know how I want the second to end, but it won’t be the end of the story, so the third book has that purpose already (and I even have a vision of how I’d like it to end). Having focused on forests, I intend to take my characters to another important realm of Nature: the sea (as well as emphasize other bodies of water). So there will be an exploration of and emphasis on aquatic life, and as I hinted before, I’d like to include some more mythical creatures. Taranis will raise the stakes of his fight, and the sequel will include an element Mystical Greenwood lacked: romance.

Anyone who’s seen my works in progress page knows there’s been another story in the works, set in the real world dealing with pets who are neglected and abused. I started it as a class project back at St. Mary’s College. Anyone who knows me knows how much I love animals, and it pains me to think of how many pets—not just dogs—suffer in this world and are deprived of love and comfort. A number of other projects and short works are also in the early stages/idea phase. Things to look forward to in the future!

In addition to these large works, I have short ones too that I’m trying to publish. I’ve had some poetry published this year, and there’s a lot more. I also have two completed short stories. As I’ve said from the beginning, I want to explore various genres and forms of writing. I’ve had a wide variety of interests throughout my life, and perhaps that’s due to my Asperger syndrome. But I definitely want to explore them in writing. I’ll be sure to post updates when they come.

Be sure to check out my Events page for upcoming appearances! Also, registration is open for the 2020 Maryland Writers Conference. Early bird prices go until New Year’s Eve! If you’re interested, go to the MWA website to learn more!

And of course, if you haven’t yet, I hope you’ll read and review Mystical Greenwood! And if you know someone who loves reading fantasy and loves Nature, books make great gifts during the winter holidays! In Iceland, a country with a high reading and publication rate, there is a tradition of exchanging books on Christmas Eve known as Jólabókaflóð, or the Yule Book Flood.

Mystical Greenwood is available in Paperback, Kindle, and Nook:

US$: Amazon  |  B&N  |  BAM!

UK£: Amazon.co.uk  |  Foyles  |  Waterstones

CA$: Amazon.ca

Be sure to add it to your to-read list on Goodreads! The cover art is available at Deviant Art. Don’t forget to subscribe to receive notifications of new blog posts! You can also follow me on social media:

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Further Reading
  1. De La Mare, Guinevere. Jolabokaflod: Meet Your Favorite New Holiday Tradition.

21 thoughts on “Updates on Works in Progress

  1. Wow, seems like you have your author plate full, Andrew! All the best on completing your WIP and other projects. I’m so with you on animals needing love and comfort. Wrote a book about that! LOL! Wishing you a fantastic holiday season, and that you receive Santa-sized royalties! Cheers, my friend!

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  2. Hello, Andrew! Happy to hear you are progressing on MG’s sequel.
    Can’t wait to read it, and, I love the idea of adding romance and
    sea/water settings. Sounds like you also have lots of other irons
    in the fire. Is short story writing something new? Don’t think I have
    read one before – look forward to it! Good luck with all your writing

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  3. Wow, Andrew! You are incredibly busy! I’m very excited for the sequel and love that you love animals so much. I do, too, and often get lost dwelling on how many of them suffer such unfortunate lives. It breaks my heart. Best of luck with these endeavors, Andrew! I am looking forward to what you come out with next.

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  4. For some reason I didn’t see your blog posts on my reader’s feed. I just unfollowed and re-followed to hopefully reset it. Technology gremlins, or I simply missed it…?

    I just finished reading Mystical Greenwood and will be writing up my two cents review for what it’s worth. I took a look at your social media and am impressed at all the speaking and events you do. That’s one thing I haven’t quite done yet (or want to do, haha). Happy New Year’s!

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