The Next Bridge Novel

With the release of if [tribe] =, my schedule has now opened back up for some actual writing. Those who follow my Twitter feed will know that over the last two weekends, I’ve begun work on the follow up novel to my third book. I’d like to tell you a little bit about my future plans in regards to the Bridge Chronicles and other projects I have in mind.

First, let’s talk about that fourth Bridge Chronicles novel. My working (and likely final) title for it is The Shootist. This title will make little sense to you now, but will make sense in the context of the story. It will take place a few months after the end of if [tribe] = and will explore some of the leftover threads from that novel, especially at it relates to the Gangland. I’m excited about this one, as I will finally introduce you to a character that has been hanging around the “Bridge-verse” since I first started writing in the world back in 1994.

What does that mean for this web site? Well, it’s certainly going to be a place to keep tabs on. I will be releasing a new Tales short story later this month – it’s tentatively scheduled for release the second week of July. I plan on writing one more Tales short story before beginning work in earnest on The Shootist. Sometime in late August or early September, I plan on collecting all the Tales short stories into one big eBook only compilation called Tales from the Bridge Chronicles, Volume 1. This will include all the stories published on this site under the Tales banner, the two short stories previously available only in the novels Under the Amoral Bridge and The Know Circuit, as well as the last short story I’ll be starting this weekend.

In amongst that, I’ll be working on learning Drupal in preparation for setting up a separate author site for myself, meant to be more of a bloggy type of destination for updates on all my work as well as non-fiction pieces I’ve got in mind that have nothing to do with the Bridge. Beyond all that, once The Shootist is done and published, I’ve got a project in mind that I don’t want to talk about yet, but I’m pretty excited about it.

Thanks for all your support, your kind words and positive feedback. I hope you continue to enjoy my writing for as long as I keep banging it out.

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