IMPORTANT UPDATE:

Due to the murder of my family and the resulting court cases, police investigations, and FBI investigations, I no longer have time to daily update this website.

Likewise ALL novel, short story, and article writing projects are on hiatus.

All book releases, book signings, workshops, and convention appearances for 2015 (and unknown amount of time after) are on hold while the murder investigation of my family is ongoing.

Writing advice for the worldbuilding, character creation, and other writing how to articles are on hold.

From now on, the bulk of updates here will be about the investigation into the murder of my family.

No, NOT just THIS author website, not JUST the EelKat pename, not just self published books: ALL 15 (fifteen) of my penames are on hiatus, that includes traditional published books as well, newspaper reporting jobs, editing jobs, my work for Harlequin Romance Novels, my work for Disney... EVERYTHING is on hiatus. Every publishing house I work for, every series I write, every penname I write under: they are ALL on hiatus, ALL projects.

There is NOTHING being published under ANY penname, not for ANY series, not for ANY publisher, from 2015 onward. EVERYTHING is on hold due to the murder of my family. I do not know when or even if, any of the projects will be restarted or finished.

Yes, BOTH the magazines I owned are indefinitely shut down because of this as well, with no plans for either magazine to return. The publishing house I own is also closed to submissions from now on, we will no longer be publishing anything. It is unlikely we will reopen the publishing house either.

All book signing tours, workshops, letures, PAX events, ComicCon events, carnival/festival/state fair/car show events are also canceled. I will not be attending ANY of them. If a venue still has my name listed as a guest/speaker/etc it is because they've not yet removed it. I WILL NOT be there, no matter where it is! 

EVERYTHING, EVERYWHERE, IS CANCELED!

The ONLY thing continuing from this point on, is THIS website, where I'll post updates on the murder investigation, hopefully every week, but, you know how it is when 10 members of your family are beheaded, it's kind of difficult to have a schedule for anything anymore.









ReNumbering the Quaraun Series (Again)

Today's Date is: March 19, 2015


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Well, I was rewriting a scene from Return to Pepper Valley today and I ended up changing the entire story around. The end result of which is I have to renumber the sries again. (Expect this to happen often.)

Return to Fire Mountain was originally planned to be volume 23 and it's now been moved to volume 10, plus other volumes were rearranged to match this change.

So, that means that up until yesterday, the first 12 volumes were numbered like this:



88,589 / 33,000 words.
284 pages.

20,732 / 33,000 words.
54/ 106 pages.
Draft @ 62.82%
Last updated on
June 8, 2015

100,372 / 50,000 words.
327/ 160 pages.
Published!

60,478 / 52,000 words.
194/ 167 pages.
Draft @ 100+%
Word count has gone over, looks like this'll reach 70,000 words or more.
Last updated on
November 22 2015

48,541 / 30,000 words.
155 pages.

34,477 / 55,000 words.
111/ 176 pages.
Draft @ 62.69%
Last updated on
March 16, 2015

26,908 / 41,000 words.
87/ 131 pages.
Draft @ 65.22%

47,191 / 35,000 words.
162 pages.

27,706 / 50,000 words.
85/ 160 pages.
Draft @ 55.41%
Last updated on
March 13, 2015

3,591 / 42,000 words.
11/ 135 pages.
Draft @ 8.55%
Last updated on
March 13, 2015

27,800 / 50,000 words.
90/ 160 pages.
Draft @ 55.60%

And today now it looks like this:



88,589 / 33,000 words.
284 pages.

20,732 / 33,000 words.
54/ 106 pages.
Draft @ 62.82%
Last updated on
June 8, 2015

100,372 / 50,000 words.
327/ 160 pages.
Published!

60,478 / 52,000 words.
194/ 167 pages.
Draft @ 100+%
Word count has gone over, looks like this'll reach 70,000 words or more.
Last updated on
November 22 2015

48,541 / 30,000 words.
155 pages.

34,477 / 55,000 words.
111/ 176 pages.
Draft @ 62.69%
Last updated on
March 16, 2015

26,908 / 41,000 words.
87/ 131 pages.
Draft @ 65.22%

47,191 / 35,000 words.
162 pages.

13,251 / 38,000 words.
42/ 122 pages.
Draft @ 34.87%
Last updated on
March 13, 2015

27,706 / 50,000 words.
85/ 160 pages.
Draft @ 55.41%
Last updated on
March 13, 2015

16,148 / 50,000 words.
52/ 160 pages.
Draft @ 32.09%

27,800 / 50,000 words.
90/ 160 pages.
Draft @ 55.60%

Which is why I say, the titles and volume numbers are not exact until after publication and may change several times prior to publication.

Heck they may change after publication as well, because Vampire Leprechaun was originally published as volume 6 and Swamp of Death had an original publication number of 19, and now they are numbered 5 and 8.

Also, the story went from 3,793 words last night, to 15,521 words today, so, I've had a very productive day story-writing wise, even if it's not the story I was supposed to be working on today.





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