Thursday, September 20, 2007


I'm very excited about the new series I'm working on at the moment. This one has Nephilim as the enemy and used in a way I haven't seen yet. Ethan Hawk is God's young Deliverer in the story, only he doesn't realize it yet (in Moses-esque fashion). He will be empowered more like a judge though, as God has given him special gifts to utilize in the fulfillment of prophecy in this fictional world and the Kingdom of Nod.

I've just finished completely outlining 31 chapters for the first book and I'm planning on continuing to outline the second book now as well. I don't want to get into writing another novel until I hear news about Chronicles of Soone: Rise of Lucin with these publishers. On another positive note: I've just completed a complete revision of COS: Heir to the King (already published with Breakneck books). I'm not sure what will be done with it--remain at Breakneck or what--but I intend for this much needed revision to come out some way. Stay tuned...
Update: I've just completed chapter outlines for the entire four novel ETHAN HAWK series. The fantasy anthology, LEGENDS & FABLES may appear on as early as next month which has my "A World Within" story in it. I sure do hope to hear from my agent soon, with good news on Chronicles of Soone: Rise of Lucin. The waiting game is the hardest part of being an author from what I 've experienced so far...I would gladly swap a deadline for it!

Monday, September 17, 2007


The Return by Austin Boyd: With nothing left for him on Earth, Rear Admiral John Wells didn't hesitate to lead a third NASA team to Mars, but he never dreamed that one day they'd look out their laboratory module into the lights of a slow-moving vehicle not their own. In the third installment of the Mars Hill Classified series, life on Mars becomes increasingly more unpredictable as the past collides with the future and nothing, not even the dead, is as it seems.
Meanwhile, back on Earth, the fate of hundreds, including John Wells' family--presumed dead these last six years--rests precariously in the hands of Malcolm Raines, self-proclaimed Guardian of the Mother Seed and Principal Cleric of Saint Michael's Remnant, and his insidious plans for the Father Race.
Wells will find himself in a race against time and all odds to expose the truth: about Mars, about Malcolm Raines, and, if he's very brave, about himself.

Austin Boyd: A Navy pilot, nuclear weapons officer, and spacecraft engineer, Austin Boyd flew three thousand hours in war and peacetime operations, designed satellites, and built classified systems to track terrorists. A world traveler, NASA Astronaut Finalist, and inventor with multiple patents, he served in key Navy space assignments before retiring to Huntsville, Alabama, where he lives with Cindy, his wife of twenty-eight years, and their four children. He continues to support NASA, military space, and aviation through his work with a major defense contractor. An active Christian, Boyd has served in a variety of lay ministries devoted to evangelism, stewardship, and crisis pregnancy. In addition to writing the Mars Hill Classified series, Boyd has also penned dozens of technical articles about space issues and has written award-winning poetry.

REVIEW: This fast-paced thriller is sure to please fans of the Mars Hill series. Boyd’s third adventure is filled with danger and suspense. The characters are strongly written and even readers who have not read the prior books in the series will enjoy The Return. Boyd tackles tough topics such as cloning, space exploration and colonizing Mars. All of these topics can be found in some form or another in our media today. The Return will give readers a glimpse of what life might be like were any of these things to happen in our lifetime. While it’s scary to even think about, these issues do need be thought through and Boyd brings them to life in a believable way to allow readers to do just that. --Jill Hart

Friday, September 07, 2007

Ethan Hawk and the Realm Shift

I'm about to begin my next series start-up entitled: Ethan Hawk and the Realm Shift. This will be another young adult Christian Fantasy novel series...yes, I write new start-ups before finishing the remaining books for other series. It keeps boredom away and besides, I'm waiting with the hope of selling one to a big commercial Christian publisher. So, that's more opportunities to sell something and then write the sequels under a contract!

Anywho, Ethan Hawk and the Realm Shift incorporates Nephilim in a way I've not seen before and should be really cool. I'm going to be trying a different writing technique: plotting out the whole thing chapter by chapter before I ever begin writing. This is new to me--normally a seat of his pants--get in the mood writer.
I'm still waiting to hear news on The Chronicles of Soone: Rise of Lucin from my agent, Gregg Wooding. Hopefully, I'll get good news to share in the days ahead.