Best laid plans going awry

Hello Everyone!

I hope you are staying safe and warm, especially if you were in the path of the storms that have been sweeping the US recently. We got quite a lot of freezing rain here, which was not pleasant, but fortunately my neighborhood never lost power. I was relieved, but it also meant I had no excuse for not keeping up with all my projects, even if I might have wanted a break.

Soooo…yeah…As you may know, Honor Court, book 5 in the Doctor Rowena Halley series, is scheduled to come out next month. And it is, but I had all these grandiose plans about having the audiobook and the paperback come out at the same time, while also having the preorder for the next book in the series set up and ready to go.

LOL! As usual, I bit off way more than I could chew. I’ve been spending most of the winter working on the audiobook, writing a massive epic trilogy for my other pen name (sometimes these things happen), and doing yet another revision for my day-job book on war literature. Somehow I thought all these projects would be a lot quicker and easier than they actually were. Somehow I always think that, and it’s so rarely true. Plus there were all the animal-related issues. I’m pleased to say that precious Renee the Italian Greyhound is doing a lot better than she was a couple of months ago. She’s still on soft food after her dental surgery in December, but she’s put on a bit of weight and is acting a lot more chipper. Poor Zelda the elderly long-haired cat is skeletally thin, but between steroids and special food, she’s hanging in there. But there have been a lot of anxious consultations with the vet this winter, which have been yet another distraction from the business of getting books out.

Anyway, the ebook of Honor Court will indeed, barring unforeseen catastrophes, come out on March 8th. If you haven’t already, you can preorder it here for $2.99. Once it’s out the price will go up to $3.99, so you can get a bit of a discount if you snaffle it up now. I have also posted the audiobook of it in serial format on YouTube and most major podcasting channels–search under Sid Stark and if it’s on your channel, it should pop up. So if you want to, you can listen to it for free right now! Listening to it on YouTube actually helps me a lot, since if I get enough listeners and subscribers, I will actually start getting paid for it. So that’s a win for everyone.

I’ve scrapped the idea of putting up the preorder for the next book in the series right now, but there will be a link in the back of Honor Court for a pretty substantial free bonus novella. I’m planning to record it as an audiobook and add it to the audiobook of Honor Court, which I’m hoping will be available later this spring. I’ll probably make the audiobook of Honor Court + bonus novella available to purchase from my direct store at a deep discount before it goes live on other retailers. So keep an eye out for that.

I think that’s about it for my big news right now. Links to the various forms of Honor Court are below. And as always, I’d love to hear from you. How have your plans been derailed this winter? What have you done to recover?

Stay safe, and happy reading!


Preorder link for ebook of Honor Court

YouTube playlist of free audio version of Honor Court:–fkpJAfnwdVX0yx3Q4hAtDSb8MtWOv

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