And so the shift to full-time writing begins…
Today’s my final day at IBM, my “day job” for the past twelve years. I’m actually quite grateful to them. They’ve been a good company to work for these past dozen years. Generally stable. Good benefits. Good team to work with and for. And I’ve found them to be quite welcoming in terms of diversity. The teams I’ve worked on have generally had a good balance of women and POC. (Being completely honest, they have skewed toward white males, but the industry as a whole skews toward white males, and I’ve found their corporate communications to be refreshingly welcoming toward female workers and, being a global company, toward other ethnicities, cultures, and so on.) So, a thank you to IBM for running what I consider to be a world-class organization.
But on to bigger and better things! I’ve got three books coming out in the next six months, a fact that’s already filling my days to the brim. Next month is the release of OF SAND AND MALICE MADE, my new SHATTERED SANDS novel. November 1st is the release of THE BURNING LIGHT, the green apocalypse story I co-wrote with Rob Ziegler. And in February of 2017, WITH BLOOD UPON THE SAND hits the shelves, Book Two of THE SONG OF THE SHATTERED SANDS. Not to mention the French, German, and Dutch releases of the SHATTERED SANDS books!
I’m looking forward to the new challenges I’m setting for myself as I head into full-time writing. I have a few little projects I’m working on behind the scenes as well, which I’ll unveil over the course of the next month or two. In the meantime, if you want to keep up with me and my writing, sign up for my new newsletter: http://eepurl.com/b-MSpv
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