Greetings, Reading Friend. First, we want to express our heartfelt thoughts and prayers to the people of Pittsburgh for the terrible tragedy this past weekend. May the Lord give them comfort that can only come from Him. This is Dee today with the October 2018 D.I. Telbat Novel News. I have a lot to share with you, so let’s dive in!
DAWN OF AFFLICTION
Friend, the first book, Dawn of Affliction, in the Last Dawn Trilogy, has begun the editing journey! And our first proofreader has just finished with it and says it fills all requirements for a great Christian story: action-packed, romance, faith in action, redemption, danger, bad guys, rescues, salvation! I’ve begun working on it as well. Fair warning . . . you will need to be rested up for this one because you won’t be able to put it down even to sleep! 😉
Dawn of Affliction will be out late this year. We are also taking advantage of another promotion leading up to Christmas so you can enter for chances to win a free copy of this new exciting novel! A new eReader will also go to the Grand Prize winner! I’ll have more info about the giveaway as we get closer. Watch for news on our Contest Page here.
MY VISIT WITH DAVID
I had a face-to-face visit with David in California last week! We brainstormed, made plans, and talked about the Lord’s work he’s involved in. It was a very profitable and enjoyable time. He drew up a timeline of his novels for us, too. I duplicated it the best I could and have it for you below. (If it doesn’t come through to your inbox, you can see it on our website.) Here’s a note from David:
After a good meeting with Dee, I’m excited to report that we have a good outline to develop more books like those you’ve enjoyed and reviewed. We’ll be advancing both the COIL and Steadfast timelines as they merge, and the characters you’ve come to love will continue to prove both heroic and Christ-like. We love to hear from you, and we love to hear about you—your continued faith and courage in a world that very much needs the presence of Jesus Christ. Until He comes, may we all remain steadfast!”—David
And here’s his Novel Timeline with descriptions to follow:
NOTE: Some time ago, we created a FREE PDF novel info sheet called, “List of all D.I. Telbat Novels.” It’s helpful to keep his novels straight and easier to see which to read next. I’ll be updating the document soon, as well as adding this new timeline to it. We’ll let you know in our weekly post when the new version is ready. Another NOTE: These new book titles are tentative and subject to change.
In our brainstorming session, David informed me that he is going back in the timeline to fill in gaps between his other series. He intends to get the Last Dawn Trilogy out as soon as he can. But while he’s waiting for Dawn of Affliction to come back to him after it finishes the editing journey, he is going to write a three-novella series called Resolution: America’s Last Days, featuring Wes Trimble.
You met Wes in Dark Vessel, if you read The COIL Series. He was the one-eyed air marshal, working undercover for the CIA, and is a secret liaison between COIL and the US President. He also is the one who was finally able to arrest Luigi. He’s on the scene again in Distant Contact and later becomes romantically involved with someone else you might know. (My lips are sealed in case you haven’t read it yet!)
David says this new Resolution Series takes place one year after Distant Harm of The COIL Legacy. That means it takes place after the Meridia Virus is released and the pandemic that follows, therefore, it is in the Christian post-apocalyptic genre. Get ready, Readers! We hope to have the series ready the end of 2018, right after Dawn of Affliction is released.
David is planning to insert the Departed Series, another new three-book set of novellas, between The STEADFAST Series and his upcoming Last Dawn Trilogy. It will take place about 20 years after Pan-Day, and features Andy Radner, the son of Eric Radner from The Steadfast Series. It will be released in 2019. More info to come!
COIL LEGACY IN PRINT!
While our proofreaders are reading through Dawn of Affliction, I plan to work on getting The COIL Legacy into paperback! You may have read the series, and may remember that David created a rescue team in Distant Harm called The KONS—The Kindred of Nails—whom he fashioned after actual Christian prisoners he has ministered to and has witnessed them becoming solid Christian men.
David wants these men to have a copy of the story in which he featured them, so we need to take the books to print. But instead of printing the books individually, we’ve decided to put them all under one cover as a collection (three-in-one). We hope to have this collection available at all retailers, not only through Amazon. And we look forward to getting the book and God’s message into several prisons.
PAPERBACK BOOKS NO LONGER FROM CREATESPACE
You may have bought David’s paperback books through Amazon’s arm called CreateSpace. So far, we have Called To Gobi in print, as well as The COIL Series (6 books). Until now, I’ve always submitted the files to CreateSpace to create the paperbacks, but Amazon recently closed that arm of business and started up KDPP (Kindle Direct Publishing for Print).
All of our paperback files were moved over to KDPP, so I took the opportunity to update all those print books. That mainly entailed updating the bibliographies and a few small tweaks throughout the books. The stories are the same, of course. His paperbacks are still available through Amazon, but they are also available at other stores because I also submit the print files to Ingram Spark at Lightning Source, which distributes to many other retailers worldwide. You likely won’t see David’s books on physical store bookshelves at your favorite book retailer (extreme competition!), but if you ask a retailer to order it for you, they can get it. FYI. 🙂
SEND US YOUR FUN FACTS!
You may remember David’s past post called “Fun Facts about D.I. Telbat” (click the link to read it). At the end of that post, he asked for you, his reader, to send us a fun fact about yourself, showing God’s hand on your life. I’m preparing that post for NEXT WEEK.
UPDATE: Thanks to those who sent a fun fact to us! You can read that post at, “Fun Facts from our Readers.”
That’s all for this time. May the Lord bless you as you serve Him in your own circles.
for the Telbat Team
COMING UP: Join us next time for a special treat! We will share the Fun Facts sent to us by some of our readers in, “Fun Facts from our Readers”!