Hi Reader Friends and New Subscribers! Welcome to Telbat’s Tablet, the blog of Christian Author D. I. Telbat. This is Dee today peeking from behind the screen with an update on David’s books and future plans.
A TASTE OF HUMOR
First, I’d like to give you a taste of David Telbat’s sense of humor. As he and I anticipate another brainstorming session this fall, he recently wrote me:
“I realize all your bright ideas give me more work to do, and all my bright ideas give you more work to do. With so much blinding brightness, how will we ever get anything done?”
And this is true. 😉 We have so many ideas and plans, it’s pretty much impossible for them all to come to fruition, but we keep pressing on toward that mark. Our primary goal is to honor the Lord Jesus Christ with the work of our hands—whether with David’s short stories and novels, or with my editing and updating the website. We are thankful for each one of you joining us for the journey! And with all this in mind . . .
CHANGES IN THE WIND – A NEW POSTING SCHEDULE
Since it’s true that we have many plans and projects piling up, we were thinking of ways we can help ourselves, as well as you, David’s readers. We’ve decided as of September 1, to begin posting only once a week. We’ll keep the Monday posts going, with David’s short stories every other week.
For opposite weeks, he’ll provide a post on something related to his books or stories (e.g. book research, book reviews, author reflections, thoughts about his stories, etc). I may even double up once in a while. But this schedule will help us focus more on getting his novels out, upgrading the website, doing research, etc. And we hope this will help your inboxes as well! 😉
One small exception to this new schedule will be my own “Dee Peeks” posts, which I’ll continue to send every couple of months at the latter part of the week (Wed-Fri), but not on a Monday posting day. And once in a while I may have a special announcement to send you about a new book or gift. Alrighty then!
LEGEND OF OKEANOS: A Tale of Restoration, Survival, and a Great White Shark
The new Legend of Okeanos eBook is NOW available at most retailers! Click the title to find links to them. Let us know what you think of this tale of restoration, survival, and a great white shark!
CREATION OF A NEW EXCLUSIVE SUBSCRIBER GIFT
As all our subscribers know, when you originally subscribed to Telbat’s Tablet, we gifted you David’s exclusive short story/squid, “Extraction: Egypt.” And sometime after that, some of you received “Extraction: Afghanistan.” Keeping track of when to send out a third or fourth gift has become difficult, so we’ve decided to just bundle all the intended story-gifts together and give it as our new exclusive subscriber gift from now on! At least two of the five stories will be new to you. The new gift is a PDF called “Between the Pages: Other COIL Stories.” Subscribe HERE now so you can receive your FREE copy!
THE COIL SERIES CONTINUES IN THE COIL LEGACY
David is in the middle of his second draft of Distant Contact, Book One in the new COIL Series he’s decided now to call, The COIL Legacy. The prequel, Distant Boundary, is in my hands. We decided to wait to reveal the prequel until he has book one ready as well, so you’ll be able to go from the one directly into the next. Friends, you will NOT be disappointed with his new series, which is actually a continuation of The COIL Series! UPDATE: The Prequel, Book One, AND Book Two, Distant Front of The COIL Legacy, are all OUT NOW for your reading pleasure! Visit the above page links for more info!
NEW DARK VESSEL AUDIO NOW OUT!
BOOKS IN MOTION has just released the DARK VESSEL Audio, Book Four in The COIL Series! Click this link to find it in CD format, or as an MP3 download here! UPDATE: the Dark Vessel Audio CD is now available from Amazon here! Cameron Beierle with Books in Motion has also recorded DARK ZEAL, Book Five in The COIL Series! Visit our Audiobook page here for links to each audio format.
CALLED TO GOBI
David’s latest eBook, CALLED TO GOBI: A Christian End Times Chronicle, is available from AMAZON and other retailers! Click the title link to find a direct links to the eBook. We’d love to hear your thoughts on this unique missionary story! We’ll have this great story in paperback in the coming months.
NEW WEBSITE COMING
UPDATE: We now have our new website and we are so happy with it! Our big thanks to MaAnna of BlogAid.net, who is our number one go-to geek. If you have any WordPress needs, I highly recommend her! And Cyndi of Office To-go.com was our wonderful website designer. We are so thankful for their help in our journey!
DARK RULE COMING TO PRINT!
UPDATE: Before we allow books to go into print, we put them through another thorough edit. DARK RULE, Book Three, has been updated for paperback, as well as the rest of The COIL Series! You can NOW find the FULL COIL Series in paperback! Click The COIL Series link here to find each individual book link.
I guess that’s all the news for this time, Reader Friends. Thanks for reading! The Lord bless you and keep you and make His face shine upon you.
NOTE: Thanks to Anna and “amazonreview” for their wonderful 5-star reviews on Gobi!
COMING UP: Join us next MONDAY for David’s fictional, “COIL Op Debriefings from Somalia & Pakistan.” We’ll only be posting on Mondays now. Our following post will be an Author Reflection called, “COIL Confidence, Part I.” David show that we can have confidence in God even in the midst of worldly intimidation.