The brainstorming and writing has been incessant as of late. Wrapping up this novel has proven to be a challenge for me because it will be the final entry in this 12 book saga. Making it stand alone and also tie up all the unanswered questions from the previous novels is probably one of the most difficult things I’ve done, but it will be well worth the wait. The historical and mythological tie ins for this book exceeds everything I’ve done so far and in a way that will have the reader on the edge of their seat.
That being said, here’s the cover reveal for CONSUMED BY WAR. My brother, Dan Pipito, did the art and came up with the concept for this. Be sure to follow him @dpipito or check out his children’s art @pintsizedpages.
Let me know what you think.
If you follow me on social media, then you’ve probably seen some recent book announcements I’ve made with new releases and my next upcoming project. I figured it was time to layout the plan for the next year and keep you all in the loop about my upcoming release slate.
CONSUMED BY WAR – a novel that will close out the Eternal Hunger Saga. In this stand alone adventure, darkness rises at the dawn of man, which sets history in motion. War has plagued mankind with one force pulling the strings. It will visit various periods in history and show why these wars have happened, and what the ultimate goal has been. The final battle is approaching, but at what cost and who will be the victor? Release date is scheduled for April 2019
THE LOST YEAR – a short story scheduled to release in June 2019. Details will be shared soon.
BEYOND TIME TRILOGY – a compilation release including 3 novels and 3 short stories plus bonus material. Release in Fall 2019.
DIGESTED CONCEPTS – a non-fiction book that goes behind the scenes with the facts and history that I used to base my Eternal Hunger Saga upon. release TBA
Lots of other things in the works, but these are the immediate projects along with everything else. Look for new episodes of #thinksipwrite, my web series on youtube. I’ll also keep posting songs I feel like playing on that channel, and am open to requests. It’ll be a mix of covers and originals.
What are your works in progress? Feel free to share links to what you are doing in the comments.
Animals of Oz series #4: Quox vs the Rak
My daughter finally did her next installment in her #animalsofoz series of paintings. I wish I could do this now let alone at nine years old, but I think she nailed it. Using the descriptions that L. Frank Baum gave in his Oz books, she brought these two dragons to life. On the back of the canvas she included the quote: “It is the law that evil, unopposed, may accomplish terrible deeds. The power of good can never be overthrown when opposed to evil.” This is one of Baum’s many true to life quotes, and I love that she enjoys his works as much as I do.
Her thoughts were that even though these two have a common ancestor, they differ in many ways. Nothing is born out of evil, only influenced by those we surround ourselves with.
Her goal was to portray that despite all our differences, we can all get along. I think she’s on to something with that line of thinking.
She is a big fan of the original L. Frank Baum Oz novels, so she wanted to start there with an animals of Oz series. First up is the Cowardly Lion on the yellow brick road by the forest’s edge. On the back of the canvas she wanted a quote from the novel THE WONDERFUL WIZARD OF OZ… “True courage is in facing danger when you are afraid.”
I asked why she wanted this quote in particular, and she claimed that it takes courage to put skills and talents out there knowing that people will criticize it. I couldn’t agree more, but I think this little lady has a fine future in front of her.