Greetings! I can't believe the Christmas season is almost upon us! I hope you get to enjoy some free time with family and friends. I skipped writing a newsletter last month. There hasn't been much to share so I thought I'd spare your inbox.

My Christmas wish list

I only have one thing on my wish list... Reviews!  If you've enjoyed Dictates of the Servators but haven't had time to leave a review on Amazon, you'd make my Christmas if you could take a few moments to jot down some words or even just a star rating. Pretty please? I've been a good boy this year.


I've completed the novella mentioned in my last email. It is now in the hands of beta readers. The novella is titled Grasping at Gravity and takes place in a new universe I've been working on for my next series. The writing process has been a great way to work out more of the worldbuilding details. I'm pretty excited about the possibilites. The novella is set in a remote and isolated corner of the world. So while it lives within the series, it stands on it's own. Readers will get a taste of the possibilities in this new universe, but the broader story delves much deeper into the politics, technologies and strife of a world divided by a catastrophic gravitational shift that affects 1/3 of the population. The series has a touch of steampunk, a consequence of the devastation having set civilization back a bit. To be clear, this is NOT a dystopian novel. The catastrophe took place 500 years in the past. Since then, the world has reinvented itself under a different set of physical laws. It's a world filled with unique international conflicts that arise when people are forced to adapt, forging new paths and alliances. Interesting forms of transportation and technology have developed to deal with a new reality. I'm having a lot of fun with the details.

I'll be looking for advance readers after I've heard from all of the beta-readers. Keep an eye out for an opportunity to grab an advanced copy in a future newsletter.


On another note, I was pleased to receive a positive review in Book Life by Publlishers Weekly. Leviticus was chosen as one of the Editor's Picks. You can read the full review here if you are interested. Leviticus was also recently awarded the Indie B.R.A.G. medallion for quality writing. I am very grateful for the professional encouragement to continue improving my craft.

As always, if you have any questions. You can email me at

I wish you all a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year filled with peace and joy.

Kallen Samuels