Chris Stoesen Fiction: 2017

Monday, September 11, 2017

New 3d Cover for CSS Appomattox

While I am waiting on a cover for my Sci-Fi Story, "Out of the Ashes: A Story of the New Glasgow War", I ran a promotion with someone on Fiverr. They gave me a 3d cover for CSS Appomattox. I really like it. Let me know what you think.

While I am at it, if you are interested in being a beta reader for Out of the Ashes or any of the series, please reach out to me. I'd be happy to get some feedback.

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Sci Fi Series - First Book is Draft Complete

I just finished out the first of my Sci Fi series - The New Glasgow War. The first book is titled "Out of the Ashes". I am just starting editing on it now. I hope to have it ready for beta readers by next month.

The second book in this series will be "Counter Strike." I have the principle outline ready for it and will start work on it for camp Nanowrimo next month.

The plan is to have the first three books in the series written before I release any of them. If all goes well, I hope to have a cover done for them soon.

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

New Project - Peril in the Park

I have just finished a draft of a story called Peril in the Park. It will be part of a collaborative series called Hemisphere after the fictional town where the action takes place. I have really enjoyed working on this and my writing partners in making the town come alive. I have the initial Cover for the book completed and I wanted to share that with you all now.

Let me know what you think.

Monday, May 22, 2017

Works in Progress

I have reached and surpassed the 9K mark in my sci-fi story. I believe that I will release this as a short story of about 15K to 20K words. It will be part of a larger series that I hope to release several more this year. I am struggling for a name for both this book and the series. I may be asking for beta readers for this before I get to the naming point. Not sure yet.

Also I have two stories completed for the Hemisphere project. This will be collaborative effort from a writing group that I am part of. We created the imaginary town of Hemisphere where - Anything can happen, and something always does. Thus far, we have three writers on board with the project and are diligently working on their stories. Hopefully we will be releasing first of them over the summer.

What about the Devareaux series? Well, progress is still going on but at a slow pace. I will get back to Thomas and his crew soon enough. At the moment, he is training Russian Airship crews in the Crimea and I can't in good conscience leave him there.

Friday, May 19, 2017

The Last Airship from Khartoum going on Sale

I have put The Last Airship from Khartoum on sale from March 24th to March 31st. It will be on sale in both the US and UK Amazon Stores. Stop by and check out the story on Amazon.

While you are at it, you can sign up for my Alternative History Mailing list and get the follow on short story for free. Click here to sign up.

Thursday, May 11, 2017

Honor Restored Update and others

I have finished with the my first round of editing and have worked up a cover for it. I will be sending it out to my Alt History subscribers shortly. Right now I am waiting on permission to use an image. If that gets approved, I should be in good shape.

I have also begun work on a new series of short stories. I have three stories planned out. Two are written and I am about a third of the way through the next one. This will be part of a larger collaborative effort. At this point, I don't know much about the how or when of the release of these yet. But I have had a great deal of fun working on them.

Last update for today is on my Sci Fi series. I am still working on the first book. I am thinking about writing at least the first two of the series before releasing them just to see how that goes. Then again, I doubt that I have the patience to wait that long.

Friday, April 28, 2017

Honor Restored - Draft Complete

I have finished the first draft of Honor Restored: A Thomas Devareaux Alternative History Military Adventure. I will be sending this out to all of my Alternate History list subscribers once I have finished with the editing. This story follows immediately on the heels of The Last Airship to Khartoum. It resolved Lieutenant Alexander Almond's story line and was fun to write. I hope that it will be fun to read. I anticipate having this done and ready to mail out by May 15th. Watch your mailboxes. I am trying to get the cover sorted out for this project now.

I also made some progress on the first novel of my Sci Fi series. I have not come up with a name for it yet. But I do have at least three or four books in mind for this series plus a giveaway book from the series. I believe that I am about a 1/4th of the way through this one. Thus far, I am really enjoying working on this one.

But what about the third novel in the Devareaux series? Fear not. I have not abandoned it. I pushed it aside for the moment to work on the two above projects before returning to it. Devareaux, Stoe and the boys still have more adventures to go.

Monday, April 17, 2017

Update

I am currently working on a short story for subscribers to my Alternative History list. So far the story is coming along well. I have broken the 10,000 word mark today. The working title is Honor Restored. It follows Lieutenant Alexander ALmond following the events of The Last Airship from Khartoum. The Third book in the Devareaux series has been started but I did not have a place to continue on Almond's story within it. So the idea for the short story to wrap up his unresolved issues at the end of the last story. I am working on this for Camp Nanowrimo and hope to get a draft complete by the end of the month if all goes well.

Thursday, March 16, 2017

Works in Progress

I am being pulled in several directions at once. Currently I have four works in progress going on. The first is a short story that follows Commander Alexander Almond following the mystery orders that he received at the end of Last Airship from Khartoum. This will be a free short story that I am giving out to anyone who is subscribed to my Alternative History Mailing List as a thank you. I will not be making this available anywhere else. If you are interested in my alternate history stories, please sign up for the mailing list. I try not to reach out too often and bug people. Click here to sign up.

Next up is the third installment of the Devareaux series. In this installment, Devareaux gets involved in a looming war between the Russian and Ottoman Empires. So far the book is coming along and is seven chapters into it out of what I think will be thirty by the time I finish. What I need to figure out is a good title. Any suggestions?

The third project is a science fiction story. Sergeant Duncan of the New Glascow Planetary Militia is fighting against the combined armies of the Federated Union of Planets. Much of her home world has been reduced to ruins but the militia fights on toward victory. I am seeing this becoming a series of discrete adventures of Sergeant Duncan and her platoon within the wider universe where the FUP's control of its subject planets is beginning to slip from its grasp. Thus far the story is coming along and is about 4,500 words along at the moment. If you are interested in following along with the progress of the science fiction stories, please sign up for my Sci Fi mailing list. Click Here to sign up.

Last work in progress is getting my Mother's biography up on Kindle. It was something she asked me to do and I am finally getting around to do it. Her book Crossroads to Freedom details her life growing up in Nazi Germany, falling under Soviet control in East Germany and her eventual escape to the United States. My Mom lived more adventure than I can write about. She was a remarkable woman. There are still hard copies about. Heck, I inherited five boxes of them in my garage. If you are interested in the hard copy, shoot me an email. We can work something out.

One thing I am trying to do is to subdivide my mailing lists. That way if you are only interested in Alternate History, I won't bug you with zombies and sci fi. The main point is that I only want to send you information on things you are actually interested in. If you are interested in my Zombie Horror stories such as the Home and Hunting Season, please click here to sign up for that mailing list.

Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Updates

Chapter 11 of Hunting Season is now up on Wattpad. The complete book is in the hands of my Beta readers. I am happy to say that I have gotten a brand new cover for the book by the very talented artist, Aaron Miller.

I am really happy with it.

On another front, I am 7 chapters in on the Third Book in the Devareaux series but that has taken a backseat to another story idea that I came up with last night. I am planning on making it a series of short stories and release them over the next couple of months. It is a science Fiction story that I will post up the first thousand words here to see what everyone things.

Thanks everyone.

Tuesday, January 3, 2017

Hunting Season - Chapter 4 is up on Wattpad.

I have just uploaded the 4th chapter to Wattpad. Stop on by and check out the story. Hunting Season can be read here. I have just finished writing Chapter 12 and started work on 13 last week.