First off, the good news (there will be no bad news). Ronin Games has hit #2 in the Superhero Fiction category; it would have hit #1 but it was nudged out by a vampire-sex book. Amazon categories are…fuzzy. Ronin Games did hit #1 in the Superhero Graphic Novels category. Amazon categories are fuzzy. Sales are robust, and I’m on track to make at least as much as I did last year with Small Town Heroes (which means I will be able to continue to write and self-publish at least another year). The Amazon reviews that have been trickling in are also heartening; the fifth Wearing the Cape book may be the most highly rated book of the series.
In short, although it took longer than I wanted to finish (and longer than many impatient readers wished), Ronin Games‘ publication appears to have redeemed 2015 and may make it my best self-publishing year to date. Thank you, everyone who has enjoyed and boosted my work!
On a less serious note: someone over on TV Tropes has been keeping tabs on my body of work—my bibliography at the top of the page has been updated. So I wonder what new TV Tropes they will add to my page? I know it won’t be this.
And now I just blew half an hour following anime-trope links. Darn you, TV Tropes!
Where was I? Oh yes; thank you, everyone who has responded to the renewed call for lab rats—I mean playtesters—for Wearing the Cape: the Roleplaying Game. I am getting more and more excited, now that I’m back into working on the game book and seeing all the possibilities the Fate Core game system offers (I spent much of this year studying the rules and following posts on the game over at Fate’s Google+ site when not slaving over Ronin Games). Writing out a more detailed history and background for the Post-Event World than what is found in the books has been a challenge, but a fun challenge.
That’s it for now; everyone have a good September.