An Update

My life is CRAZY PANTS!  My wife and I welcomed a new baby boy to our already bustling home this past fall. That makes me an Octodad-  a stay at home Octodad.  A stay at home dad who takes care of a 15 month old and a 2 month old every day.  I’m not complaining (my wife and I chose this path for our family). I’m just explaining. Typing gobs of words while holding a baby all day is kind of hard.

And yet, I’ve been getting some good work done. So let me give you a writing update.

First, my biggest news. In addition to writing Middle Grade novels under my name Daniel Kenney, I have also been writing adult suspense thrillers under the name Ted Shannon. The very first of my adult stories, a 25K word novella, will be co-written by best selling mega author JA Konrath  (Holy Crap!!!!).  This novella will feature my character Ben Hodges along with Konrath’s character, Jack Daniels.  The book will be funny, violent, inappropriate and great fun and I’m guessing it will be published via Amazon sometime in late February but I will give you more details as soon as I have them.

Along the children’s front, I am still working on making some big revisions to The Beef Jerky Gang. I love this story and I love my band of characters but I really want you to love them to so I am taking as much time as I need to before sending this out into the world. As soon as I know something, then you will know something.

I recently finished the first draft of a new book called Curial Diggs and the Search For the Romanov Dolls. This story is close to my heart and I love it. I have no idea if anybody else will love it but I sure do. I am hoping to have that completely ready by the end of the summer.

And finally, work is progressing on a book called The Math Inspectors. I am working on the revisions to this book right now and I’m hoping I will have another update about it sometime in March.

Finally, 2014 will be a big year for me and my writing. I will be so excited to share updates with you as more stuff happens. Thanks!  Daniel