• Launch Day!

    Welcome to May 1st and the official launch of book 2 of Captain’s Fate: Warworld Gaia! The book is Free on Kindle Unlimited, or purchase a copy for your pleasure here:

    Paperback Link

    E-Book Link

    I’m so happy to see this book finally get out. My first book, Warship Ares, was much easier for me to write because I stuck with big action and a breakneck pace. In book 2, I had to push myself and delve into the characters and story behind it all. I had struggled to figure out how to write those more personal moments and still keep it interesting. It was very much a learning curve. I like to think I did it well in the end, but I guess that’s for others to decide.

    I have a new editor for this book, too. Every editor I have ever worked with always brings something new and challenging to the table. Sarah Chron was no different. While she was immensely positive and encouraging with her comments, she also wasn’t afraid to call me out on my weaknesses. I can’t thank her enough for making me a better writer.

    Now we are set up for the 3rd and final book of this first series. If you’ve followed me for a long time, you’ll know that Captain’s Fate was supposed to be one book initially. Early on, however, I realized it would be way too massive of a tome for a new author. I sectioned it off and found a formate that I thought worked best. Some parts were dropped and others expanded to give us what we have now. Two books with six acts in total. The last instalment will bring to a close with the last three acts. It also opens the universe up for more tales!

    I’m so excited about working on the third book. This is where I wanted to be when I started everything. All my main characters are on stage, with the exception of one. That one is a mystery for now. This last book will have answers to some of the other mysteries laid out through books 1 and 2. We’ll learn more about the Screech, the Keres Incident, EVEs and more. I have some surprises in store that don’t follow the standard tropes that I’ve been playing with so far. I hope you’re along for the ride!

    For now, please enjoy Warworld Gaia! Please leave a review, even a simple one. INdie writers such as myself are starving for feed back. Great reviews not only help motivate us but also help our books reach new people! For me, that’s what it’s all about; reaching people and entertaining them. Thank you for your support!

    Till the next big update, happy reading!

  • Big May Update

    Well, maybe not so big, and a tad later than normal. Between work and getting book 2 ready to go on June 1st, I simply don’t have much time. However, I did want to share the basic cover for book 2! Hope you enjoy it!

    Reminder, the pre-order for the e-book is currently available on Amazon here:

    Sorry, but I couldn’t get the paperback preorder up and running. If all goes well, the paperback will actually be available for purchase a few days before the actual launch! So stay tuned, it’s going to be a fantastic adventure!

    AS always, catch me on Twitter for more day-to-day stuff: @skip_scherer

    See you in June!

  • Big April Update

    Welcome to April 2023! This update is coming in a little late this month, but for good reason. I was waiting till I had a few things happen.

    1st Big thing

    By the end of the day of my posting this, I should have the edits back from my editor for Warworld Gaia! I can’t wait to see what @BookwormBlues has for me! Sarah is simply a positive force to be working with and I know with her help, this book is going to be fire! I’m kind of strange as a writer that I love working on this phase of the book. I’ll dive in and become very focused on it. Love that since of purpose.

    2nd Big thing!

    The pre-order for the e-book is now live on Amazon! Click here: PREORDER! As always, my book will be free on Kindle Unlimited. The paperback pre-order will take longer, since Amazon doesn’t handle those directly. Why? I don’t know, but they don’t. The plan is to have that up in the next week or so. The blurb, description for the book will be updated soon. Thanks for your patience!

    That means the launch date is June 1 – woot! It was important for me to get this book out in the first half of this year. I wanted to do it before my birthday in July. This is my second book and I will publish it while I’m still 50-years-old! haha.

    I’m currently finishing up the cover for Warworld Gaia. Like my last cover, it’s going to have a pulpy / comic book / classic scifi feel to it. I’m shooting for fun over any other kind of stylistic choice. I hope you enjoy it. Can’t wait to have it done. The one showing for the e-book is a placeholder,like the description. I’m only one person here so give me time – haha.

    Pretty big update this time with lots of moving parts. For those that have been here since the beginning of Warship Ares, thank you for sticking around. For those of you new to my little part of the world, thank you for joining me! Things are only going to keep getting better!

    As always, catch me on Twitter for more day to day, constant updates. @skip_scherer I look forward to hearing from you!

  • March 2023

    Welcome to the big monthly update! Lots of great stuff to cover this month, so let’s jump right in.

    Biggest news is that Warworld Gaia is now at the editor! Now the waiting game beings. It’s great finding an editor that is excited, maybe more so than me-lol, about my work. I can’t wait to see what Sarah @BookwormBlues does with my work. Got at least a month to put more focus elsewhere. I have to stay busy or I might drive myself crazy with anticipation!

    On that note, I have things to do. First major one for Warworld Gaia is finishing up the cover art. I have a lot of the work done but haven’t touched it in almost a year. So, time to pull out the art files and remember where I was and what needed to be done. Hoping to make all the covers have a constant theme that in my mind is a semi retro scifi base. Fun is the name of the game, but we’ll see how it all turns out.

    I still have not picked a publication date for Warworld Gaia. I’m going to wait and see how much work my editor gives me. The preorder to publish time will probably be pretty small since I want to get it as quickly as possible. I figure if I make it before June, I can still claim early 2023! Wish me luck.

    Warship Ares! Another project is to update Warship Ares. Don’t worry, it’s not a rewrite or changes to the story. I will fix some typos and small grammar issues. However, the main change will be to the format of the book. For Warship Ares, I used a manual method of formatting the book, using my old typesetting skills. Since that time, I have acquired better software that will not only make things easier and faster, but also put a more professional shine on it. Consistency across these first three books is important, because as I’ve said before, this is all one big story. So, new book new formatting, old book gets updated to new formatting, that’s the goal.

    Which leads us to book three. The final arch of this story line, Captain’s Fate. I write linear, chapter by chapter, so until Warworld Gaia was finished it was hard trying to work the next chapters. Now that I have enough done, barring what my editor does to it – haha, I am making progress again. I learned so much writing these first two books, it should all show in this grand final! This is the book I’ve been wanting to write since the beginning. All the pieces are in place, almost, and now the real adventure begins. I’m not revealing the name yet, but needless to say, I have big plans and big pay offs coming to this story’s end.

    That’s it for this month’s big update. Thanks for joining me once again, your support is very appreciated! Join me on Twitter for smaller updates and random musings too @skip_scherer. Till next time!