See that picture down there? That’s a heck of a lot of books!
All written and published over a two year period. Holy moly, we were busy! You know when the final book, Bad Memories was published…? January 10th. Yup. That’s a loooooong time ago. After a frantic two years, we kind of ground to a halt.
Some of you might not have noticed that as you’re still relatively new to us, but I’m sure some of you who have been around a while have realised we haven’t put anything new out in a while and are wondering why.
Well, I think there are a few reasons for that. Firstly, well, just look at all those books! We worked like madmen those first two years, and it couldn’t go on at that pace forever. We needed to pause and catch our breath, but it turns out that when you do that, it’s more difficult than you’d think to jump back into things. A lot of rust to shake off.
Secondly, we wanted to change things up a bit. That manifested in a couple of ways. For one thing, all of those books were written incredibly fast, and we wanted to spend more time crafting each work. Which, obviously, means a slower production rate. For another thing, I wanted to diversify what we did and spent the first half of this year developing a horror/thriller that I, uh, ended up abandoning as I wanted to get back to doing what we do best: writing Uncanny fantasy. I don’t think that those six months were wasted, though. I needed that diversion to realise what I wanted to do with my Uncanny Kingdom stories.
So here’s the good news: NEW books are coming REALLY SOON. In a matter of weeks, in fact. They’re bigger (literally in a few of the books cases, David’s current novel is at the 100,000 words mark!) and, we hope, even better than what’s come before.
For those of you who have wondered when we would get back to putting out new stories (and especially to those wondering if we’d ever revisit Stella Familiar…), get ready, because its almost time to get Uncanny again.