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Thursday, August 18, 2011

Bat Updates!

Hi, All! I just realized that I haven't posted since July 13th. DOH! Lots of life has been happening. School ended for me on June 23rd, but it was off to OC with the fam. Back from that, I continued working on GHOST.

I expected to get the edits back for The Errant King (Book 2 in Dark Sea Annals) in June, but they didn't come. So, I started working on a book for Focus on the Family's Imagination Station Series. Book 2 (Shown Below) just hit the CBA Bestseller List! I'm writing book 8 in the series, a pirate tale called Mystery of Starlight Isle. This is for a younger audience than my usual, but lots of fun I must admit.

I had a couple of trips in July: Eastern Shore to crab and fish with my son Bryce, Atlanta for ICRS convention. Then, right at the end of July, BOOM, the edits for Errant King show up. Great stuff from Jeff Gerke. I think you're really going to like Errant King...a sprawling, epic adventure.

First week of August, my fam took off for our annual North Myrtle Beach vacation. Didn't do a stitch of writing, but had a very rich family time. Upon return, I had to jump into my classroom to start the castle construction. Long story.

Next week my teaching year begins. Wow. Summer went by so fast. For the Fall, I have this on my plate: Books 8 & 9 of the Imagination Station Series; eBook thriller GHOST; Berinfell Book 3 with Christopher Hopper; Dark Sea Annals Book any spare prayers?


Sarah Pennington said...

Glad to hear things are going well, Sir Batson!

That classroom looks cool . . . almost makes me wish that I was public schooled and in whatever class you teach. Whatever it is, with a classroom like that, it's gotta be something interesting.

Anonymous said...

Well, here's a fact: This Fall is going to be epic.

Adam Jr said...

I am sooo excited about berinfell book three than I have been for any other book in my life! I am excited about the Errant King as well, but nothing, NOTHING, can top Berinfell. You and Christopher need to get together and write it! And if you don't write it soon? Well, you know what happens when elves get ANGRY! If it's not done by Christmas, not only will the elves of berinfell be raiding your house, but so will a whole army of christmas elves!!:) Beware of their plastic swords!

Nolan is right. This fall will be EPIC!!

You'll be in my prayers! YOU ARE THE BEST AUTHOR EVER!!

Adam the wanna-be elf.

Anonymous said...

Like Nolan said, this Fall will be EPIC!!!!

Praying for you, Mr. Batson!!


Aqua said...

So excited about the books! And yes,you will definitively be in my prayers!

Awesome classroomm!!!

If only I lived in Maryland and was young enough to be in your class! (Little to old)

Emileigh Latham said...

Sounds like a very full and exciting plate you have there. Can't wait for the fall!

Anonymous said...

ARRRRR! ... don't forget the third pirate book !!!
- LOL -

Anonymous said...

You're writing for Focus on the Family!?! That's AWESOME!!! I still listen to some Adventures in Odyssey on occasion. You're never too old for a good tale.

Lolz said...


Wait. Is that sponge bob in your classroom?

Anonymous said...

yay the spider king series you have been writing is ASWOME! i cant wait for it to come out ill be praying for you :D

Elizabeth Eiowing said...

Oooohhh I can't wait to read your Imagination Station books!! And I especially CAN'T WAIT for the Errant King!!! :D:D:D Keep it up Sir Batson!!! And may God bless you this school year!! :D

Hailey Castro said...

WOW! You inspire me, Sr. Bat! ;) Praying fur you! I think besides my dad, God, and Sr. Hopper, yur one of me heros!

GOD guy said...

Absolutely! Will pray...

*Can't wait for the errant king*

Thelmarie said...

Dearest most wonderful Sir Batson,

I hope your writing goes well. NO! Correction! I'll PRAY that your writing goes well. :) I'll pray that your overload doesn't completely drive you to distraction. And I'll pray for you in general.
Anyway, I've only had the blessing of reading your Door Within series so far (I can't find any of your other works at the library), but TDW is made of awesome. *nods*
Never alone!,
Thelmarie, your Weirdest Fan

Megan said...

I'm glad you got to do so many fun things over the summer, and I'm excited about all the new books you have coming along. So far I've read The Door Within series (which I read in four days because it was so awesome!), and The Berinfel Series (I can't wait for book 3 to come out)!!!
I hope your writing goes well, and I will be praying for you.
Also, I think that classroom looks neat.
Thanks for everything you do.
Never alone and endurance and victory,

Virginia Llorca said...

Off topic: your cover art is some of the very best I've seen. I'm just surfing but will check out your work. Best wishes.

Anonymous said...

When does the Errant King come out?

And Ghost?

And Tearing of the Veil?

You've got to give us some dates here. Please. The Errant King was supposed to be out on Sept. 22, which was my birthday. But it wasn't. And I nearly died. Please. You MUST tell us when the next book will be out. I WILL buy it.

P.S. I know a REALLY, REALLY great idea for the next isle book. I'm an amatuer author, and, if you want to know about my ideas, post something back to me, and I'll try to watch for it and post you.