As I said last week, Summer Revision Madness is underway here at Chez Skyla. Charon’s Gold is off for copyedits, and I finished a round on Witch Hunt last night, so that’ll be off when she’s ready for it. I’m diving into Soul Spell next, to get it cleaned up a bit and the last bundles of chapters scheduled for patrons.
Soul Spell started at Patreon in June. There have also been two new vignettes/shorts at Patreon: one was Future Days from Zara’s POV (set during a Witch Hunt flashback) and the most recent Livi’s Choice about the abortion she had a few years prior to Solomon’s Seal.
I finally made up a Demons of Oblivion/Elis O’Connor series reading order in PDF, current as of July 2022, so if that’s your thing, download here.
Unless the copyeditor thinks it’s going to need a huge amount of work (which is possible!), Charon’s Gold should still be coming out October 25.
Witch Hunt will come out in paperback as well in the coming months. Scheduling is a little messed up due to factors outside my control and I don’t want to toss a bunch of things at the copyeditor at once, so that’ll wait to go out until sometime next month.
Watcher of the Woods is still on track for February 14 2023–it’s on my revision schedule for August.
Remember, there’s some crossover with Dweller on the Threshold as they exist in the same world, but you should be fine to jump in without it (though seriously, Dweller is super fun, please go buy it!).
Also in 2023…
The first two Waverly Jones Mysteries have their release dates set for next year, late spring and late fall.
The Killing Beach is up first on May 30 2023.
A Wild Kind of Darkness is out after that on November 7, 2023. Currently the only place you’ll find the preorder is at Kobo but the rest will be up in November.
Alone at Night will be a 2024 release, though I’m not sure where to slot it yet.
Summer 2023 will involve serializing Hell Fire (Elis #4), which I haven’t started yet.
Considering I try to space releases out, yes, this means the final Livi book will not be a 2023 release–I could miraculously finish the mostly un-started zero draft by the end of fall, but it seems unlikely, and even if it happened, I always need a lot of time for revisions and edits (and probably extra time with this one). So the very earliest will be spring 2024, probably.
If Elis is the six books I’m expecting it to be, the sixth and final will serialize at Patreon in 2025, so Livi 8 will start there probably 2026 if I’ve got my math right.
What I’m Working On
Thus far this year, I’ve written Alone at Night (Waverly 3) and Soul Spell (Elis 3). I’ve been in revision mode, but I really want to finish the next Waverly book I’ve already started (which…okay so I realized I’m writing them out of order, so it’ll later be book six rather than four). I miss writing new things regularly, working on vignettes for Patreon notwithstanding, and I’m hoping to clear all these revisions off my plate by fall so I can write Waverly 4 (the new one) and 5 by the end of the year.