REAPING THE HARVEST Now Slated For 28 October Release

Reaping The HarvestA number of folks have been clubbing me over the head because it’s now past 14 October when I’d hoped to have REAPING THE HARVEST out and…it’s not out yet. The reason is that my editors had some great suggestions that, unfortunately, involve a lot more revising than I had initially expected. The plot hasn’t changed, but I’m cleaning it up a lot from what was in the original draft.

At this point, I’m hoping to have the revisions done this week, then I’ll shoot it off to the beta readers to let them have a go at it. Once I’ve made any changes they submit (and those have typically been bloopers that slipped through the cracks), I’ll get the ebook versions published and start working on the print edition, which should appear a few weeks later.

Bottom line: I’m resetting the release date to 28 October (yeah, yeah, of this year!). Now I have to get back to work!

P.S. Once this book is out, I’ll be reviewing the recording of the BITTER HARVEST audiobook, which should be available in November!

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9 comments on “REAPING THE HARVEST Now Slated For 28 October Release
  1. Doug Duffield says:

    Don’t let us push you! Excellence can’t be rushed. I’m amazed at the speed in which you turn out these books. I don’t have that many thoughts in a year’s time, let alone think up such complex plots and great characters. Thanks for a great series of books!

  2. John says:

    Ahhhhhhhhhhhh! Grrrrr! Ok, but please try to keep this date. I completely understand. Thanks for writing!

  3. R. E. Hunter says:

    I’m looking forward to it. I read the first one a while ago, and really enjoyed it. I hadn’t gotten around to the second one until I first saw your announcement about the third one coming out soon, so I grabbed it and polished it off quickly. Enjoyed it too, although it left a lot of things hanging. I wouldn’t have enjoyed the ending of it as a stand-alone novel, but since I know the end of the series is coming soon, it’s got me eager to get to the final one.

    I’d volunteer to be a beta reader (I’m a very good proof-reader), but I can’t guarantee a quick turn-around, which you probably want, with the release date just a couple of weeks away.

  4. Jonathan Silverthorn says:

    I would never consider treating you like a baby seal (hitting over the head reference) and I understand that things happen. So best of luck and I hope to see it out soon. Not that I’ll need it, I’ll have my digitally signed free ecopy as soon as you can find a minute to send it… right? Best of luck and by the way, what’s next?

  5. Josef says:

    Hi there, If you need one more beta reader from outside of USA, then let me know. I will let you know, if your English is understandable for foreigners:-) No, really, if you need someone, just let me know. I will gladly criticise others work:-)

  6. Arthur LaMarche says:

    Please excuse my iPad’s autocorrect and my excitement on not proofing my own work. Lol

  7. Jodi says:

    … speaking of blast doors, I saw this in the Austin American-Statesman this morning:
    Yikes! Keep those monsters out!

  8. Jodi says:

    “What an astonishing thing a book is. It’s a flat object made from a tree with flexible parts on which are imprinted lots of funny dark squiggles.
    But one glance at it and you’re inside the mind of another person, maybe somebody dead for thousands of years. Across the millennia, an author is speaking clearly and silently inside your head, directly to you.
    Writing is perhaps the greatest of human inventions, binding together people who never knew each other, citizens of distant epochs. Books break the shackles of time. A book is proof that humans are capable of working magic.”
    ~ Carl Sagan

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