The American Arcane


New Year? New Plans

by on Dec.31, 2016, under General

Hey everyone, this is a periodic update, with much better news than last time. I have a new home, new job, and hopefully, we should be aiming for a Spring release of Witch Hunt! It’s longer than I would have liked coming, but it’s about nearly done and ready to be put into a level of post-production soon. There should be a pretty cover coming in February or so, hopefully, even!

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News Update: Not as Happy as I’d Like It To Be

by on Aug.25, 2016, under General

Hey folks,

I love you all, so I should probably give you a much-needed update. Book 3 is nearly done. It’s going to be called Witch Hunt. I’ve really enjoyed writing it. There’s just a few problems going on right now, that are preventing me from getting the last bits of it done.

The first problem is that I lost my job in April, due to the business I worked at having to move to another city and downsize due to losing their lease. I’ve been out of work for four months now, and as of this moment I don’t have any way to pay for a new cover, an editor, or any of the things I would need to make this book as good as I believe a finished project needs to be for me to sell it.

The second is that I’m presently in a pretty bad place. I don’t have a permanent place to live, and there are problems that are cropping from that like mental health that are keeping Witch Hunt from being finished completely to a point where, even if I had the resources, I could get it completed into the level of material I would want you guys to read.

If everything shook out right, I would be able to say that this book would be out in fall, and I would have a side novel, a shapeshifter project, that I would be able to release as a new standalone in the winter. However, as it stands, I can’t say for sure when I would be able to release either of them. Right now, I need a permanent day job and a new place to live, and unfortunately neither market has been kind to me in that regard.

I’ll try to keep a more detailed progression of things from now on, and be more attentive to this space. I’m sorry for the relative radio silence on my part.



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Love Bites pre-orders!

by on Jun.27, 2015, under General

Hey, everyone, Love Bites pre-orders are up now, to be available on July 6!

Amazon Kindle

Serena’s first story is available for just 99 cents!

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New cover? HECK YEAH.

by on Jun.18, 2015, under General

You guys want to see the cover for “Love Bites”? I know you do. Well, hot off the press, here you are!


We’re working to get a release date in the next week or so. I’ve got some business on the personal front that needs attending to first, but you gentlefolks will be getting the story soon enough!

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Love Bites, a new short story!

by on Jun.16, 2015, under General

Hey, everyone, Serena Laurent, introduced in Blood Sport, will be starring in her own short story, “Love Bites.” Expect a release date in the next few days, and I’ll have a cover for you guys for the ebooks soon!

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News Update

by on May.18, 2015, under General

Hey, everyone, some quick updates.

Book 3 is in its first draft. We’re floating titles right now, but we’re hoping to have something solid in summer.

Serena’s short story is being edited right now, and needs a few things cleaned up, but June is probably going to be the target date. We’ll keep you all posted!

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Author in Public? Set your calendars!

by on Mar.29, 2015, under General

All right, folks, I’m going to be doing my first public talk next month!

Bookbuyers in Mountain View has invited me to do a talk on self-publishing, which will be April 22 at 7:30! I’ll be talking about the process of self-publishing, how to succeed in the field, as well as doing some general talk about writing and fantasy in general. I hope I can see some of you there!

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We’re released! Go read!

by on Mar.03, 2015, under General

Well, Blood Sport’s now released on Kindle and print-on-demand from Createspace. I hope you all enjoy, and as always, feel free to drop me a line!

Book 3 is already being started, and if you can’t wait until then, there will be a short story to bridge Blood Sport and the next book.

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by on Feb.12, 2015, under General

Okay, so it’s just the Kindle version. Nook and print-on-demand will be coming very soon, but Blood Sport is available to pre-order!


I’ll add more links as everything else finishes processing. March 3 is the release day, so expect to see at least one give away before then!

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We’re all done here!

by on Jan.31, 2015, under General

Hey, everyone! Blood Sport is all done! We’re doing some last minute revisions, but pre-orders should be available soon! In the mean time, check out this cover!

JH_BloodSportebook (1)

Once again, Kalen O’Donnell did a great job! Lots of love and can’t wait to get it out there!

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