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Ghaoithe Loinsigh, The Sky Thief, as rendered by the wonderful Zailene

Well, it’s not completely done, as few creative works ever are. However, I have finally finished the climactic chapter of Desert Siren. There are still a couple of chapters to write, mostly for the resolution of the story to lead into the third and final book. And, of course, there will be a few details to add and subtract as I look forward to the editing phase.

Still, it’s nice to have the “big” moments done with most everything else being housekeeping to tie it all into a nice little bow. Quite a bit happens in the chapter I just finished, and I eagerly await the feedback from it. I had a great time working on this book and fleshing out the story of Alex Stirling and Ghaoithe. I hope that is reflected in readers’ enjoyment.

It’s crazy to think of how far this ride has gone for me. When I started this novel, it began as a Word document I pecked away at in my free time working the front desk of an art exhibit in Los Angeles. Here, ending it, I am much poorer and about to start school back in my hometown in Missouri. I would very much like to make it back to L.A., but in many ways, this series is a mirror of that journey of mine. With more skyships, of course.

Looking ahead, I have sent the initial specs to my fantastic cover designer and will hopefully have a reveal for you in the coming weeks. I have also scheduled my very first book signing! At a Barnes and Noble, no less! I will also share those details when I am able. I should have preorders available in time to coincide with it if all goes well (and my bank account is capable of handling ISBN/copyright/Ingram purchases all at once).

So, with that, I sign out. I just wanted to give you all a quick little update on the progress of this second book. Now, on to others things.


The Sky Thief is available on Amazon, Barnes and Noble, and other major retailers in digital and paperback. Wes’s second book, Desert Siren will be available for pre-order Summer 2017.