I have once again been a little remiss about posting.  Blame Facebook, the nicer weather showing up, the solstice, or where it should actually lie with me.  I have been pecking away at the next book in the series, A New World: Awakening.  I am pleased to say that I am about 3/4 of the way through the draft.  It felt like I was pushing an elephant when I started but it seems to be flowing much better over this past week or so.  I will have to go back and look at the first part and possible rewrite it some.  We’ll see.

When I first started this book, I didn’t think I had enough to write a whole book and I would have to draw on some of what was planned in the next to complete it.  Well, now I’m having to shove stuff off to that book.  Once again, the story has taken control and I’m at its mercy.  A part that I was hoping I could eke 1/3 of the book about has now taken up most of it.  Which leaves me in a dilemma.  There were so many threads that needed exploring from the last book(s) and now they may need to be in the next one.  I think I will be able to cover most of them but one needs its due status as a greater aspect but I think I’ve found a way to guide into it for the next one.

When you ask?  Or maybe that is me asking.  I am hoping to be finished by the end of the month so it looks like early July.  There are a lot of things that could change that time frame – finishing the book for one.  I want to thank everyone once again for all of the nice messages and great reviews.  Each and every one of them are appreciated.  Thank you!

The Summer of Zombie Blog Tour is going well and I hope those of you following have enjoyed the posts and interviews.  I am admittedly lacking in writing some guest posts but will be submitting more in the near future.  I have to tell you the bunch are a great group of folks and great authors.  I am quite humbled to be included in their midst – Ian Woodhead, Armand Rosamilia, Mark Tufo, Dave Jeffery, and Todd Brown.

Well, I guess I’ll keep this short as the story is calling.  I wish everyone a great day and week and hope it’s a prosperous one for all!



8 thoughts on “Time For An Update

  1. John,

    looking forward to the newest book; have you got a hard date for the release yet? i have been checking daily on here and on Amazon…Can’t wait!!!!

    1. Nice to meet you and thank you for taking the time to write. I just finished what I hope is the final editing tonight and just waiting on the final cover. I’ll hopefully have it released this week and will have a blog post then that happens. It’s been a fun few weeks of editing – yeah, a bit of sarcasm there – but it’s just a little formatting, put the cover to it, and then out it goes. If you wouldn’t mind putting a review for each book on Amazon, that would be very much appreciated. If you have a Facebook profile, feel free to send a friend request. I’m usually active there. I hope your weekend was an enjoyable one and wish you a prosperous week.


  2. This series rocks. Best books I have read in a long time and I am looking forward to more in the future. Have you thought of bring this series to TV?

    1. Hi Kenneth,

      Thanks a lot! That means a lot knowing they’re being enjoyed and I’m so glad you had a good time with them! I have thought quite a bit about TV or Movies but I haven’t seen anything come down the pike as yet. I’d of course be very interested in seeing the series go to screen. I’ll be launching the 5th book here within the next two weeks and I hope that’s just as enjoyable as the first ones. If you wouldn’t mind leaving a review on Amazon for each book, I would be eternally grateful! Feel free to throw a friend request my way on Facebook if you’d like – JohnWBOBrien. I hope you had a great 4th and the rest of your week and weekend are fun ones!


  3. I’ve read your first four books and i can’t wait for the next one. Jack, Lynn, and his son and daughter are great characters – you have developed them well. Any idea when the next book will be out?


    1. Hey Mike,

      Thanks for writing and I’m thrilled you enjoyed Jack and his merry group of survivors. I’ll have the next book out within the next two weeks – I’ll post a blog here when it is about to go live. If you don’t mind and feel comfortable with it, I would totally appreciate it if you could leave a review on Amazon for the books. I hate to ask and feel embarrassed each time I do but that’s how the books get noticed. I
      m on Facebook if you’d like to send a request my way. I wish you a great rest of your week and weekend! Thanks again for writing, I appreciate that to no end!


  4. Okay…this is the third time I have tried to post on here….grrrrr!

    I can’t wait to see what Jack and the gang are doing!

    1. Hey Wendy!

      I am just finished up with the first draft of the fifth one and hoping to have it out by the first or second week of July. I hope all is well with you!


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