August roundup

My apologies, but the blog site has been neglected while I concentrate on my monthly newsletters and Facebook pages.

The August newsletter has just gone out, and The Long Way Home now stands at 12 episodes, or 147k words. I was aiming to release bundles of episodes as ebooks this summer, but I’m holding those back for an IASFA promotion in December. I need to think of names for the books, because The Long Way Home is the series name. The individual episodes have names, but I’m struggling with names for several episodes together.

What’s IASFA? The IASFA is the grandly named International Association of Science Fiction & Fantasy Authors. The authors in the group are independents, and the important thing for you as a reader is that they do promotions. Participating authors have to get a temporary release from Amazon to give their book away for free, and these are compiled into a list and available to any reader who has joined the IASFA.

September’s promo is ‘All SF’, October is ‘All Fantasy’, November is ‘Urban Fantasy’ (yes, I’ll be putting some books up for that), December is ‘Space Opera’ and yes, I’m planning to launch The Long Way Home ebooks in that promotion.

IASFA signup is


The conclusion of the Bite Back series is all very tightly bound together. So tightly, I will have to get the books out one after the other. There are 2 or 3 left. Still working out how I can achieve this.

Link for The Long Way Home Ep 1-12 (you have to be on, or join the newsletter list)

(Yes, it should be ‘insurmountable’ not ‘unsurmountable’ in the episode blurb)

About Mark Henwick

I was born in Africa and left out in the sun too often. An early interest in philosophy and psychology was adequately exorcised by tending bars. And while trying to enroll in a class to read Science Fiction full time, I ended up taking an engineering degree which splendidly qualified me to move into marketing. That in turn spawned a late onset career in creative writing. When not working, I get high by the slightly less conventional means of a small light aircraft. My first books are available on Amazon at

8 responses to “August roundup”

  1. Ben says :

    As someone trying to write a book I can appreciate it taking time. But I was curious if you think the next bite back book will be out late next year?

    • Mark Henwick says :

      I very much hope so! I’m alternating between ‘just write’ and ‘make sure the whole ending hangs together’, but I don’t expect to spend a year from now completing book 8.

    • Mark Henwick says :

      What are you working on writing?

      • Ben says :

        Its a funny story actually. Originally it was gonna be a realistic zombie book but after several “nope don’t like it” the thing is drastically changed into a mix of genres. However the closest thing I can think of to compare it to was the deathless series although sadly no werewolves. There is my take on vampires though..kinda. It sounds weird when I describe it but I think it works to a degree. The hardest part was doing first person writing in it. I figure I have six months to finish the trilogy and given my writers gap and attention span I want the whole triilogy finished before I release it and just go through editing what I need to and release them one after the other. Thanks for asking by the way.

  2. Ben says :

    Oh that is cruel lol.

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