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M.D. House Newsletter for May 2023

My first show was a TON of fun. Not only did I meet a lot of great people, but I avoided boredom over the three days and even sold a few more books than I expected. :)

I was also invited by two different homeschooling mothers (who bought several books for their teens) to participate in an annual conference for homeschoolers being held in Salt Lake City in late May. I've already made the arrangements.

In addition, I have my first official book signing coming up on the evening of May 19th at a small bookstore in Pleasant Grove, UT. Should be fun!

Progress Updates

I haven't yet returned to Sophia: Daughter of Barabbas to begin Draft 2, as I focused on other projects. But that process will begin late this week or early next. I'm expecting it to go pretty fast, since Draft 1 felt so clean (a wonderful feeling, by the way).

Draft 3 of Crossroads of Sundering Memory (Fantasy) is now complete! It grew slightly - now at 121K words - and I had an editor look at the first three chapters as I prep it for submission to a publisher. This story continues to become more and more interesting (I LOVE it), and the ideas for Book 2 are coming at me fast.

The second half of Amulek: Revenant is also complete. This story surprised me yet again with how quickly it has come together. It's much shorter than normal, as intended, at just 42K words. I have another publisher looking at it, and now I can deliver them that second half. I can't describe how beneficial this unexpected book (completely out of the blue) has been for me so far.

I didn't get any work done on the screenplay for I Was Called Barabbas this month, but I'm just about to pull the trigger on having someone else start adapting The Servant of Helaman for film. Some potential production interest is also brewing, though it's still very early. This month, I'll also start planning the sequel. I'm really looking forward to that. :)

As always, feel free to reach out to me at

Thank you!


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