Will have new work to post in a day or two, and I’m looking forward to it! It’s a busy summer with official card projects and art projects outside the sketch card arena, but commissions have been continuing nonetheless and I’ve been having a ton of fun with that. The great thing about commissions is that, very often, ideas are presented to me that I might not have considered doing, or have taken the time to do, so I learn something. And that is number one for me.

I’d like to mention that a very simple Site Map is up now, listing alphabetically all the pages on the site, and should contain the upcoming new pages. Next year I will probably start removing some older pages of sketch card sets, just because the site is getting mighty big… 🙂

Just in case anyone who visits here likes to read, I thought I’d repost what I’d put up on my other site (a place where I just post stuff that interests me) because it has to do with Star Wars, and I know many visitors here are fans. So if you wish to peruse, here it is:

Yes indeed, there is a new one (shocker). I’ve begged off the Star Wars Universe, in book, in the past few years only because they were feeling very “hard sci-fi” for me. I’m not complaining, it just wasn’t for me. The nine-book series “Legacy of the Force” by authors Troy Denning, Aaron Allston, and Karen Travis was (for me) outstanding however. Those nine books covered the stories of Jacen Solo and Jaina Solo – essentially – and tossed Ben Skywalker in here and there to change things up.

It has been a long time since I read those books – I really should re-read them, the story was really very good.

Anyway, back to THIS book. Chuck Wendig is the selling point for me on this book… He is a witty writer who has put out a number of books, is also a steady blogger, and occasionally helps out other writers. He publishes writing tips, and sometimes gives out writing prompts for other writing blogs, as he did a couple of years ago in a writing blog I was a part of.

Aftermath: Star Wars Journey to the Force Awakens is on pre-order now at Kobo and Amazon, scheduled to be released on September 4th, 2015. I’ve pre-ordered mine and can’t wait, after having read some of Chuck’s work, I’m pretty sure there will be at least a teaspoon of wit, a pinch of dark, and a squeeze of “oh no…”. From the synopsis:

Journey to Star Wars: The Force Awakens

The second Death Star has been destroyed, the Emperor killed, and Darth Vader struck down. Devastating blows against the Empire, and major victories for the Rebel Alliance. But the battle for freedom is far from over.
 
As the Empire reels from its critical defeats at the Battle of Endor, the Rebel Alliance—now a fledgling New Republic—presses its advantage by hunting down the enemy’s scattered forces before they can regroup and retaliate. But above the remote planet Akiva, an ominous show of the enemy’s strength is unfolding. Out on a lone reconnaissance mission, pilot Wedge Antilles watches Imperial Star Destroyers gather like birds of prey circling for a kill, but he’s taken captive before he can report back to the New Republic leaders.

Meanwhile, on the planet’s surface, former rebel fighter Norra Wexley has returned to her native world—war weary, ready to reunite with her estranged son, and eager to build a new life in some distant place. But when Norra intercepts Wedge Antilles’s urgent distress call, she realizes her time as a freedom fighter is not yet over. What she doesn’t know is just how close the enemy is—or how decisive and dangerous her new mission will be.

Determined to preserve the Empire’s power, the surviving Imperial elite are converging on Akiva for a top-secret emergency summit—to consolidate their forces and rally for a counterstrike. But they haven’t reckoned on Norra and her newfound allies—her technical-genius son, a Zabrak bounty hunter, and a reprobate Imperial defector—who are prepared to do whatever they must to end the Empire’s oppressive reign once and for all.

It’s been a while since I’ve looked forward to a Star Wars book, but I’ll eagerly be checking my Kobo app come September 4th, and will surely be reviewing it..

Links:

Terribleminds: Chuck Wendig

Star Wars: Aftermath on Kobo

Star Wars: Aftermath on Amazon

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