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March 2018 Author Update

How is everyone doing?
My monthly updates are going to be short this month.  I released Seventh Talon: Dragonrider's Fury last month, so if you haven't read it, please go check it out.
Office Wars 3 Update Here is my big update:  I am currently working on it.  However, I think this may end up being the last book this season.  It'll be quite a bit longer than the other books.  I will probably release two books, OW3 and a combined copy of all three books, which I will clean up the first two and eliminate some of the rougher parts.
I've been thinking about it, and I think the reveals you are going to get in book 3 are going to wrap up most of the plot lines and I am torn about continuing past some of that.  I have however put into motion the idea of revisiting it with a second season for year N151 (tentatively called Office Wars Mercenaries, which you will understand later).
Anyway, expect a much bigger book 3 and an ending.  I might also release Lantern Online finally a…

Seventh Talon Launches Today

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Hello Everyone,

I do apologize for not having a January post, but I was hoping that this announcement would come much sooner than today. That said, I am finally releasing Seventh Talon I: Dragonrider's Fury. To those of you who read Office Wars, this is a much darker series. This the first book in a trilogy, and I have another trilogy planned out as a follow up if people like this series.

Several call outs. Steve Caldwell was doing something really awesome one day in the Facebook groups, he was asking if author's would donate a copy of their book to his friend, Kristi Haase, because she was recently diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis or MS. For those who don't know this is a very life changing disease, but more on that in a minute. I thought it would be awesome to write a novella with her as a main character, something small like a novella.  I wanted to do a overcoming strife type book. So Steve tells me, no joke, she loves guns, dragons, heavy metal, and animals…

December [2017] Update - A little late!

Sorry for my tardiness.  This will be a fairly quick update.

Seventh Talon
I had several beta readers review this work and now I'm working on those fixes and updating some of the pacing.  All in all it was well received.  I just want to warn my readers, this is not a funny book like Office Wars.  There is some humor but its a darker book.  I really like how it turned out and I hope you enjoy it as much as I do.


Office Wars:  Lab Coats Optional (Episode 3) is framed up.  I have the bare bones of the story, but it might end up differently than the first two.  I have a ton of content I want to use, but I might have to break the labs across two floors.  We'll see how it turns out when I start filling it all in.  Either that or this book is going to be much longer, which means I don't get this installment out as fast.

Stay tuned, I'll let you know soon enough haha.

Lantern Online
This one I'm just stalling on.  The first draft is done, but I'm slacking on the edits.  T…

November Updates - It's a good one!

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Hello my faithful people!


I got some good news and updates.

Seventh Talon: The first draft is done, and I'm half way through the edits. I expect to have beta readers in the next few weeks, and then maybe a launch date in December sometime. I've also finalized the cover ( I think, might do a few small tweaks ).


Office Wars This is a tough one, and a decision that did not come lightly.  I scrapped the original parts I had and started over.  I just did not feel it fit what I was trying to do, but I am working on it now.  I did want to point out a big change that is going to occur, don't worry no spoilers.

All the prologues, interlogues, and epilogues were creating a story, Pulp Fiction style.  I gave dates and put them all out of order, so a bigger story could be pieced together.  Each one added an element to a bigger something.  I'm going to wrap this all up in one prologue in the next book, actually might just be Chapter 1, since its all coming to a head now.  I ha…

October Update

I'm still here!

Just plugging away at my stories.  One of the stories is getting closer to done.  I had to redo a bit of it to capture the POV just right, which slowed me down.  However, I think the story is better for it.

Not much longer now.  I  hope.

Thanks,
JGP

Office Wars and Other Updates for You

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I apologize for the gap between my posts, but since I published Office Wars Episode 2 on August 1st, I've had a lot of things going on all at once.  Kids starting school, Gencon, and more.  My monthly trips to Atlanta started back up too, for my day job.

Ok that aside.  I have several updates.
Office Wars  I have the next two books mapped out, and even have part of the first draft on the third book done.  I found some of the jokes becoming stale, so I decided to take a break and pen out the framework for another series, see below.  I'm still working on this, but I want to make sure I capture the same momentum as the other two books.  

You can get your copy of Episode 1 or 2 here.

Office Wars: Mailroom Clerk Reading by Jeff Hays

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August 6th at 5pm CST / 6pm EST, Jeff Hays will do a life reading of one of the chapters in my book on his twitch stream.  Which is part of the Soundbooth Theater Live!

If you are interested, tune in.  I believe it will aslo be simulcast into the facebook group I linked above and on youtube, the link to the YouTube channel is :  https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCXsuHAkGc12poPV4Id2kzCg



The Final Manuscript for Episode 2 is Loaded

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Good news, I finalized everything for the second episode of Office Wars, I hope you all enjoy.

I enjoyed writing this book a lot and there are a lot more Office Space goodies in this.  As well as some more developing plot lines and just more of everything.

I am going to take a break for a few weeks before I finish the first pass on book 3.  Thank you all for reading.



As always, you can find more about me on www.jamesgpatton.com

Pre-Order of Office Wars: Bathroom Politics is Available

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Hello everyone,

I have put the digital copy of the second book of Office Wars up on Amazon for Pre-Order. 

Launch date is August 1st, 2017, and the paperback version will be available on that day too.  Amazon does not let me put the paperback version up for preorder.  Visit my Amazon Author Page and the book pre-order page is  Office Wars: Bathroom Politics

I have a few more edits and want to try out a few beta readers before my release date, but I am pretty happy with where it is at.  I enjoyed writing this book and hope you enjoy it too.



Feel free to check out my author site at: JamesGPatton.com

General Update

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Sorry everyone, I try to post something every week, but I have been busy doing my last edit run of Office Wars Episode 2 before I ask for beta readers.  In other words I am getting close and believe I should easily hit my self imposed deadline to get it published before the end of July.

Stay tuned, I will see about running a special on book 1 as I get closer to my deadline.

As always I appreciate all the support, and feel free to check out my site at www.jamesgpatton.com