Tech Mage: Magitech Chronicles Book 1 Released on Amazon!

Chris’s newest book, Tech Mage: Magitech Chronicles Book 1, has been released on Amazon, and is currently on sale for 99 cents! If you enjoyed Void Wraith or Ganog Wars, you’ll find many of the same elements. But you’ll also find magic, dragons, and other things normally reserved for epic fantasy.

Tech Mage Cover

Enslaved & Forced to Fight Dragons

Aran awakens in chains with no memory. He’s conscripted into the Confederate Marines as a Tech Mage, given a spellrifle, then hurled into the war with the draconic Krox and their Void Wyrm masters.

Desperate to escape, Aran struggles to master his abilities, while surviving the Krox onslaught. Fighting alongside him are a Major who will do anything to win, a Captain who will stop at nothing to see him dead, and a woman whose past is as blank as his own.

Caught between survival and loyalty Aran must choose. If he flees he will live, but the Krox will burn the galaxy. Stopping them requires a price Aran may be unable to pay:

Learning to trust the very people who enslaved him.

Read it now on Amazon!

If you like the book, check out the Magitech Chronicles website for book release info, cover art, lore, and more!

SPF 83: Breathing Life Into Your Backlist with Chris Fox

Mark Dawson’s Self Publishing Formula podcast recently interviewed Chris about his book Relaunch Your Novel: Breathe Life Into Your Backlist. He explains how to get more sales by relaunching the books in your backlist. Listen to the podcast for more info!

You write a book. It sells. You’re pleased. But every time you repeat the process it feels like your previous books with their dwindling sales are just left to die on the vine.

It doesn’t have to this way.

This week’s guest is self publishing wiz Chris Fox, and he is here to reveal how he’s injected life into the performance of his back catalogue – and explains how you could do the same.

The SPF podcast is all about value-added so expect discussion on other insights from Chris on the world of self publishing from an author’s perspective.

Craft: Emergency Plot Surgery

What happens when you need last minute plot surgery on a preorder? Chris recently encountered this exact problem with his upcoming book, Tech Mage. In this video, he talks about how his beta readers revealed massive problems with his beta draft and what exactly you can do when you run into this situation. Check out the video below to see how Chris handled the problem!

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Write to Market: The #1 Mistake I See Authors Make

In this Write to Market video, Chris discusses the #1 mistake authors make when writing to market. The quick version? The authors that are succeeding at writing to market approach it like a chef, mixing familiar ingredients together in new and interesting ways. The authors who are struggling are often approaching it like line order cooks, reproducing the same recipe over and over. Watch the video for more details!

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Chris Fox on Just Add Hustle Podcast

Chris recently appeared on the Just Add Hustle podcast. He shares his story and recipe for writing productivity.

In this episode you’ll discover:

  • How Chris Fox went from broke, overweight and depressed to successful, full-time writer.
  • The belief change Chris used to transform his life.
  • The writing system Chris uses to regularly crank out 3,600 to 5,000+ words per hour (imagine writing that many words in a single sitting!).
  • How to make time for your writing even when you feel like you don’t have a minute to spare.
  • And more!

Listen to the podcast now!

Press the Line Released on Audible

For those of you who have been waiting, the audiobook for Press the Line, book 3 in the Ganog Wars series, has been released on Audible.

Press the Line Audiobook

Imperalis has been lost. The Nameless Ones have returned. The Coalition refuses to fight, leaving the Ganog to wage a war they cannot win.

Betrayed and cut off, Khar and Zakanna struggle to survive. Nolan and Burke bring Alpha Company to reinforce the Nyar home world, only to be overwhelmed by the mighty Void Wraith Omegas. Fizgig and Takkar are captured by the sadistic Kthul fleet leader, Azatok.

Only one guttering flame of hope remains. On Nyar, Nolan finds an ancient Void Wraith Omega, weathered and damaged. If he can restore it, they might just have a weapon strong enough to fight back.

Listen now on Audible!

Worldbuilding #3- How Does Your Magic System Work?

Chris’s worldbuilding video this week discusses magic systems. He asks a series of questions that can help you determine how your magic system works. Using common examples like Harry Potter and Lord of the Rings, he explains how the answers to these basic questions can affect things like how many magic users there are, how magic is used, and more. Check out the video for more details!