I’m back

A lot of time has passed since my last blog post—four months. A third of a year!

To tell you the truth, often during the first two months of that time, I wondered myself what was standing between me and updating my blog. I put it down to having too much other (paying) work to do, but that’s only half of the truth.

In mid-December, things came to a head with a health crisis. For days, I could do nothing but lie in bed or on the couch.

Gradually, things got better. I recovered, with a lot of help from my wife, my family, my friends, colleagues and my doctor.

The crisis also convinced me that I needed to reduce stress and remove the things in my life that cause anxiety.

I made some changes in my lifestyle, too, with a focus on physical and mental health. For one, I am exercising at least 30 minutes a day, six days a week.

And I am pleased to say that I have made a lot of progress. In many ways, I feel stronger than before December—which is actually kind of scary, since I know I still have a distance to go.


On the upside, I have made some progress in the projects readers have been waiting for. I have finished two more sections of The Triumph of the Sky (out of seven), which means there is just the last one to go.

There’s going to be a lot of the stuff readers love in this:

  • lots of mythology drawn from different, real historical cultures
  • magic, witches, monsters and gods
  • real historical locations
  • the Roman Empire
  • real historical weapons
  • Javor, the reluctant hero that so many of you love.

I think you’ll like it. I hope so.

What to look forward to

I will get back to blogging and updating you readers regularly, the way I used to. I am also working on a promotion strategy to at least restore my book sales to the slow, but steady stream they had this time last year.

I hope to finish the first draft of Triumph in a month or so. When I do, I will release some previously written, but never published little stories about Javor in 6th– and 7th-century Constantinople. All you have to do to get it is to subscribe to my e-newsletter.

Then, I’ll turn to revising and reissuing Dead Man Lying, a reader favourite from the old Kindle World program. Do you like Vanessa Storm and the Hawaiian Storm series? You’re in for a treat!

I have just finished editing a new thriller for another, bestselling author, and I am looking forward to it coming out soon. I am also looking forward to providing more editing services for fellow authors. After all, I have a 30+ -year career as an editor. So if you’ve written a book and need an editor, check out my editing information.

Stay in touch

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1 Comment

  1. Happy to hear you’re back! It sometimes takes a really bad life episode to remind us what’s important! Love Vanessa!


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