As the author of The Adventures of Bodacious Creed and the tales that take place in my weird western world, the Creedverse, I’m happy to guide you through the canyon maze of narratives and characters that populate this world I’ve created and love. Today, I’m pulling back the coach curtain and reveal what’s on the horizon for our adventures together. From upcoming novels to fresh short stories, let’s travel into the future of the Creedverse.


The Next Novel: Anna, Daughter of Creed

In the wake of my trilogy, The Adventures of Bodacious Creed, our journey continues with Anna, Daughter of Creed, the spearhead of The Amber Lynn Chronicles. This new trilogy will shine a spotlight on Anna Lynn Boyd, a character whose resilience and ingenuity have resonated deeply with many of you. Anna’s story tells of her empowerment and defiance in the face of a society that devalues women, echoing the struggles and triumphs of women both in the past and present.

Anna, Daughter of Creed intertwines with the latter two novels of the original trilogy, providing a fresh perspective on the events unfolding in Santa Cruz while James Creed navigates the challenges of San Francisco. My goal is to offer richer, more layered exploration of this time period, inviting readers to experience the saga through Anna’s eyes.


The Creedverse Expands on Patreon

Beyond the novels, the Creedverse is growing in exciting new ways through my Patreon. This platform has become a crucible of creativity, where I share exclusive short stories that delve into undiscovered corners of my fictional world. Each month, I publish four short stories, approximately one a week. They often expand on the novels with heretofore untold tales and unseen perspectives.

Each short story is exclusive to the Patreon and the backers there for six months, after which I plan to collect them into published collections, more Creedverse-themed books.


Future Narratives and Untold Tales

While The Amber Lynn Chronicles paves the way, the horizon teems with potential narratives. A second trilogy dedicated to James Creed beckons me, promising to delve deeper into the complexities of our resurrected hero. Similarly, the enigmatic Dockside Poltergeist awaits, ready to unveil its mysteries. These projects represent not just the continuation of our journey but an expansion into new territories, each brimming with challenges and revelations. As you can see, I have a lot planned, probably for at least the next decade.


Events, Marketing, and Community

The journey ahead is not just about crafting stories, but also about forging deeper connections with you, the reader. This year, I hope to cross paths with many of you at San Diego Comic-Con, made even more thrilling by my pro status. Despite challenges in securing badges for my son and me, I hope to enjoy this incredible celebration of geek culture.

Soon, I will launch the Kickstarter for Anna, Daughter of Creed, too! Through unique rewards, this campaign will invite you to be part of the creative process. It will also help me pay my editor, and more.


Creativity Amidst Life’s Demands

Writing fiction while managing a full-time job and being a single parent is a proverbial balancing act. I manage it by allocating time and energy across my various roles to ensure that each receives the attention it deserves. I’m dedicated to my craft and to you, my fellow adventurers.


The Path of Growth

The essence of writing is growth, discovery, and improvement. From my earliest days to the present, I’ve embraced learning as a cornerstone of my writing. Engaging with fellow writers, taking part in workshops, and devouring literature on the craft are just a few avenues through which I refine my craft. I want to ensure that each story I tell is a step forward in my quest to captivate and inspire.


The Power of Story

I want my fiction to be a source of enjoyment and reflection, offering a diverse experiences and perspectives. The power of narrative is not just in entertaining but also in enlightening. I hope my fiction encourages compassion.


Dreams and Aspirations

My ongoing dream is to weave stories that not only sustain me into retirement but also continue to kindle joy and wonder in you, my readers. The ultimate milestone is a life rich with creativity, community, and shared adventures in the Creedverse.

Stories contain magic. They unit, challenge, and transform us. Thank you for accompanying me on this journey. Together, let’s continue to explore the boundless possibilities that await us in the Creedverse.

“Who wants to become a writer? And why? Because it’s the answer to everything. … It’s the streaming reason for living. To note, to pin down, to build up, to create, to be astonished at nothing, to cherish the oddities, to let nothing go down the drain, to make something, to make a great flower out of life, even if it’s a cactus.” ~ Enid Bagnold