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I aten’t dead

Picture of alarm clockSo. I’m still here.

In case any of you had been wondering, like. I’ve just been a bit busy. And ill. And busying being ill – or being busy whilst ill, or ill whilst busy, or . . . You get the picture.

Chronic illness sucks. Who knew?

Anyway, it’s been a hard road so far, but I have ground out some words on THE DRAGON HOUSE and most of them I think I will actually keep. It’s not finished yet, but at 145k (give or take) I think I can see the end up ahead. Sort of. If I squint a bit.

I’m sorry it’s taking so long to get there. I’m not here to make excuses, but I genuinely am going as fast as I can. I want this book to be a fitting finale to the series, one that takes everything that has gone before and wraps it up into a conclusion that is satisfying for both me as the writer and you as the reader. I hope you’ll bear with me until we get there.

In order to make it worth your while, I have a little treat for you later this week: a sneak peek at what I’ve been working on. The usual disclaimers apply: raw as steak tartare, prod it and it’ll moo etc. I hope you’ll like it. Stay tuned!


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  1. Mike O'Dell

    well I have waited along time for this to come to print! they say if it’s worth waiting for really something good, well then the wait is worth in, is it up for pre-order yet on amazon? and while your at it can you chase up Patrick Rothfuss as he is way behind as well, you both write so damn well, I love both of you as writers, also I only read both of you in hard back books, happy endings,……………… Kind regards from Mike and thank you for being a damn good writer.

    • Ellie

      I’m not sure if it’s up for pre-order yet, but I’m hoping it won’t be long now. Thanks for your patience!

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