David R. Beshears


David R. Beshears

 

 


   
The Shylmahn Migration The Occupation Genesis Serpent's Keep
The Christmas Cave Shipwreck on ShadowWorld Broken Sky The Caravan
Last Day at Sharp Park Ravenhill Court KHDZ Planet of Stones
Yesterday's Shadows The Storekeeper Sisters in Space Greybeard's Art of Self-Publishing
Climb the Mountain At Variance The Black Tower - The Complete Series The Britton Journals FREE




Book cover redesign
June 19,2017
I’ve been working on new cover designs these past few weeks, looking to create a bit more consistency between titles while also keeping some of the flavor of the earlier covers.

The new covers will appear first on my websites, then on Amazon, and finally the print editions. Note that the print editions may take some time to work their way out to all the distribution channels.

Let me know what you think of the new covers. Use the "contact the author" link on this page. Thanks!

A Shylmahn Short Story
May 30,2017
The Britton Journals takes place twenty years after the conclusion of the third book in the Shylmahn trilogy. The story works for those who’ve already read the trilogy and those who haven’t yet experienced the books.

It’s available for free download at the Britton Journals page.

Sharp Park novella and screenplay
May 07,2017
My latest screenwriting project is a pilot episode script for a fantasy series called “Miles Bennett”. I had been working on it off and on while developing my Planet of Stones feature screenplay and went full time on it once that script was completed.

The pilot is called "Last Day at Sharp Park". I've adapted the script to a short novella that should publish to ebook and paperback this week. Check out the book page on greybeard. I also plan to develop it to Large Print format soon.

I am now putting together a series bible for the Miles Bennett series. Once finished, I’ll post the series project on my screenplays website and research opportunities to send it out to the industry.

An international presence
April 23,2017
I noticed sometime back that there were as many or more of my books being sold overseas as here in the US, particularly in the UK. After thinking on that at the time, I realized that as I grew up reading British science fiction writers, that my writing style may have been influenced somewhat by those authors, and that perhaps that was what readers overseas were seeing.

Whether that’s the case or not, I continue to see significant international sales, and I've been wondering of late just how easy it is for those folks overseas to find my books.

So the other day I went searching. I focused on the English speaking sites, though I did occasionally stumble onto my books on foreign language websites. That was interesting.

I decided to place here on my author page some of the international Amazon links that I found. Look for them in the "international links" box.

Next I’ll be updating the individual book pages over on greybeard, put direct links to the books on those pages. That's probably going to take a while.

In the meantime, if you’re in Great Britain, Australia, Canada or India, you can find me through the international links here on my author page. Two of them are Amazon author pages, while the others simply list my titles.

Work on the latest project
April 21,2017
I’ve been working on a pilot for a television series for a few months now (development title “Miles Bennett”), and have been on it full time since finishing up with Planet of Stones a few weeks ago. This latest project is fantasy with a science fiction foundation, ya’ know, cause I don't do straight fantasy.

So I finished the first draft late last night. My plan is to begin developing a novella adaptation as I work on polishing the pilot script and finalizing the series bible. Depending on the length of the final version of the novella, it may publish through Amazon Kindle Singles, but in any event will be included in Volume 2 of the At Variance collection to publish later this year.

More info here in the coming weeks.

Feedback re Planet of Stones
March 29,2017
I recently completed a screenplay called “Planet of Stones”. The idea was to come up with a true science fiction script that involved minimal SFX and characters. I worked on it for several months and completed it a few weeks ago.

I then began looking for critical feedback, and decided to send the screenplay to a coverage service. Here professional readers will review your script and provide analysis on what works and what doesn’t.

I was very pleased with the coverage that came back for “Planet of Stones”. It received high scores in every category with an overall percentile of 94. Only my “Ravenhill Court” screenplay rated higher. It even beat out “KHDZ”. Their suggestions for further improvement are being incorporated.

I adapted the screenplay to novella format, which has been published to ebook and print. While the recommended changes are minor and don’t change the story, at some point I will probably incorporate them into the book, as I like to maintain consistency between my screenplays and their adaptations.