Residue and its Sequels

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RESIDUE and its sequels

So what’s going on with the sequel to RESIDUE?

Yeah. It’s been a while. I get asked about book 2 more often than I figured I would. That’s awesome! So, a lot of you know from talking with me that I had some issues after RESIDUE was released. The copy editor did a poor job (thankfully the folks at Ragnarok got this fixed). Then Ragnarok transitioned into bookstore distribution, which is great. But this pushed out the sequel by quite a while, just because of how publishing works with bookstores and all the logistics and stuff. What I learned, though, was that while my book was included in the distribution of Ragnarok’s entire catalog, this didn’t mean it was going to be distributed. Then, during all of this, my day job became brutally taxing. This job pays my bills, so it’s a priority.

But this explanation of the sequel isn’t done yet.

Ragnarok is a new company. This means that financial issues are major for them. I’m not saying this as a condemnation of them. Every small business has to deal with financial hardship, and it looks like they are turning the corner. They’ve been good to me, on the whole. But between financial issues, the distribution issues, and some other stuff, I felt like my work wasn’t a priority. I had a great talk with with Joe Martin over at Ragnarok, and we made the amicable arrangement for my rights to be reverted back to me. Joe is awesome, and were were both sad about it all, but we were moving in two different directions.

What does this mean?

It means I own my book. All the rights to it are mine. I can resell it. I can self-pub it (meh). I’m looking at some options.

Cool, but what does this mean for the sequel?

Not much, really. It won’t be published by Ragnarok, is the main thing. Who will it be published by? I dunno. I have a couple things in the works. But the book is happening. It will likely be done by the end of the month. The book is titled PARASITE. It takes place six months after RESIDUE, in the city of Sacramento. Jack is still looking for his dad, Alex is trying to learn more about her father’s shadowy company. And then a psychic parasite is released, ruining everything for everyone.

Thanks for sticking with me.

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