Still Breathing

Posted: January 24, 2013 in Uncategorized

Yeah, I know. Another long silence. Sorry, guys, I am pretty bad about that.

I’ve been getting a lot of emails asking about 79 A.D. And I deserve them. I had said it would be out by Christmas and it isn’t. This is all on me. I would like to blame several weeks of illness (not just me, but my wife and son, too…it’s almost been a plague at the McAfee house!) and over two weeks of holiday traveling, but the simple fact is that I have not delivered. Part of that is due to the reasons I just mentioned, and part of it is because the book just isn’t ready. There are issues with the timeline and plot elements that still need some tweaking, as well as editing. I can not, and never will, release a book that is not up to my own personal standards, and 79 A.D. is not there yet.

The new target date is late February. I will keep you all posted if that changes.

2013 is shaping up to be a very busy year for me, as I am planning to release no less than three new books and a couple of compilations. If I am lucky and the timing and inspiration fall just right, I might release four. Of the projects slated to be released this year are my first foray into epic fantasy, another collection of short stories, 79 A.D. (of course), an omnibus edition of the Bachiyr novels (all four books will be available in one volume, along with bonus content), an omnibus edition of my short story collections (again, with bonus content), a second book of Stay At Home Dad stories (NOTE: I may scrap this project, since the first book just languishes on the virtual shelf), and a vampire novel called BAIT, which is a particular favorite of mine that I have been dying to get back into.

Much of this depends on how much time Cole gives me to work, of course, but all of the above are quite doable, so long as I can keep my butt in line. Your emails, reviews, and comments help more than you can know in that regard, so please feel free to contact me and tell me to get off my fanny. Or get on my fanny, I guess. Butt In Chair, and all that.

In any case, thank you all for your patience, and my sincere apologies for how often I test it.


  1. Sean says:

    David you can not rush quality.
    Really enjoy your work…..Thanks

  2. Diana Mc says:’s easy, in the land of Kindle, to forget how much you’ve enjoyed an author’s work. That’s how it was for me with the first book in the Bachiyr series, then, I stumbled across 61A.D. And was reminded of how much I love this series. I can’t wait for the third installment….being the mother of a now 18 year old and a 16 year old, I can truly remember and appreciate the need for a babysitter to get something done. So, I’d happily offer my services as a sitter should you need the time to get the third book completed…but then again…who’d want someone who loves your books to babysit your kid? Best wishes….anxiously awaiting the next book;-)

  3. Captain Obvious says:

    Any updates on release yet?

  4. Eddie McNeil says:

    I do not know if you received my email yesterday, but I read somewhere that the 3rd book of the Bachiyr series was do out last year. I would love to get a hold of a copy either for my Kindle or even it is only in hard back. I really want to read how the saga continues. Please let me know how I can it.
    A Huge fan, Eddie Mcneil

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