Jun 2022 Update (Back to Writing)

I’ve received some very kind emails and comments lately from some of you, both expressing your love of my books and wondering how things have been going.

I’ve struggled with what to say, so I’m going to keep it brief, and if you want more details, please let me know in the comments. I’m happy to add additional details by way of comments if there is something that you all want to know.

Everyone is healthy. We weathered all of the COVID lockdowns without getting seriously ill or losing our employment, which was a blessing on many levels. I’m very busy with the day job, and things are often stressful, but I don’t seem to be in danger of being fired anytime soon, so I feel more fortunate than many.

I’m going to commit to doing all of the work to get the next A Broken World book off to the editor this year. I haven’t talked to any of my editors–some of them may not even be interested in doing any editing for me at this point–so I can’t promise a specific release date, but I’ll get my part done so that the book can move to the next stage and be one step closer to being released.

I’ll try to check back in here as I complete milestones. It’s been long enough since I touched the series that I’m going to need to re-read it. Maybe I’ll post some thoughts about each book as I go and we can have discussions in the comments. Is that something that you’d all be interested in doing? Please let me know in the comments.

Some of you will be excited to hear that I’m advancing Skye’s story. Others will be most interested in knowing when you’ll get another Reflections book. I’m afraid that I can’t make any promises there at this point. This next release will impact probable timelines. My hope is that it does well, and that will light a fire under me to get more books released around my other commitments.

And with that, I’m headed to bed.

All the best,


12 thoughts on “Jun 2022 Update (Back to Writing)

  1. Karen

    Hi Dean,
    I’m so glad to hear that you and your family are doing well and have survived the covid scourge. As one of my favourite authors, I can’t tell you how thrilled I am that you’re getting back into writing. If you still want me to edit the Broken World and any new Reflections books, I will do so with pleasure.

    1. Dean Post author

      Thanks, Karen!

      It feels good to be back to making a little bit of progress on the writing side of things again. 🙂


    1. Dean Post author

      Hi, Carla.

      Thank you for the kind words! I’m glad that you’ve been enjoying Adri & Alec’s story.

      Which was the last book you read? I think that I’ve released more than 6 books in Reflections. I think Riven was #5, and there are several books that were released after Riven.

    1. Dean Post author

      Hey, Shanna.

      You and my wife are on the same page! 🙂 Hopefully the release of the next Broken World book does well enough that I can just go into the next writing project rather than having to take a break. That’s the best case scenario for me getting to the Reflections books sooner rather than later.

      Best wishes!


  2. Rhiannon Konop

    I’m not sure what you did, but I finally received an email update and was sort thrilled! I had no idea about this new(ish) series you’re working on, but I will soon. Several of my kids (one of whom doesn’t read, but enjoys the Reflections series) and myself are super excited to see this new world you’ve come up with! Many blessings to you and your family!

    1. Dean Post author


      I’m not sure what changed that you were able to get this email but not some of the previous ones, but I’m very glad that it made it through to you! I’m thrilled that you’re thrilled, and I hope that you enjoy The Society!

      It sounds like you may have missed out on some of the other books I released before having to go back to my day job, so you may find it worthwhile to stop by https://deanwrites.com/deans-books/ and see if there is anything else you’ve missed.

      Wishing you all the best!


  3. Ivet

    Idk why but I just saw the update! Happy to hear you and your family are doing well! Yay you’re back to writing!!!
    I haven’t read broken world yet but I’ll definitely check it out!!
    Also going to re-read reflections because favorite series!

    1. Dean Post author

      Hi, Ivet.

      I’m very glad that you saw this update! We are doing well, all-in-all. I hope that you are all doing well too!

      I hope that you enjoy The Society, and that you enjoy your re-read of Reflections!



  4. Vanessa

    Hi Dean!

    I have just joined your email list and I’m thrilled that you are writing again! I’m glad you and your family are doing well.

    I am current re-reading Reflections!

    I have not read Broken World, but I will check it out.

    Best Regards,



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