Monday Musings: Scott Bury’s year ahead


As a follower of this blog, you have a lot of great reading to look forward to!

BestSelling Reads members released 48 new titles in 2017, alone. For a group of 17, that’s a prodigious amount that spans the gamut from romance to thriller to fantasy.

And I know our members are well on the way to publishing another 15 to 20 new titles in 2018—more great reading for our fans.

Over the next few weeks, BestSelling Reads member authors will reveal their publishing and literary plans for 2018. Today, it’s my turn.

A new mystery series

In 2017, I published three book, including the fourth installment of my my #LeiCrimeKW Hawaii Crime series featuring FBI Special Agent Vanessa Storm, Echoes. Based on the very favorable response to those books, I have decided to start a whole new, stand-alone mystery series. This one features a young private investigator named Tara Rezeck (which means “risk”), a single mom and law-school graduate. The first book, Wildfire, is set in California wine country during the wildfires that devastated Sonoma and Napa counties.


A boxed set

Last year, I published the concluding novel of the Eastern Front trilogy, the true story of a Canadian-born citizen drafted into the Soviet Red Army during World War II. This year, I will release all three books together as a single boxed set.

I am also making all three volumes, Army of Worn Soles, Under the Nazi Heel and Walking Out of War, available on all book e-tailers in addition to Amazon.

Historical fantasy

Finally, I will return to the series that started my career in fiction. I am hard at work on the second volume in the Dark Age trilogy. That began in 2012 with my historial magical realist novel, The Bones of the Earth, which was very well received by critics, reviewers and readers.

The sequel, also Book 2 in the series, will be called The Triumph of the Sky—and for anyone who knows my plot twists, you’ll agree that you won’t be able to predict where this one is going.

All in all, I think that’s a pretty ambitious plan for the next twelve months. Keep following this blog for updates.


I’ll give away a free signed copy of The Bones of the Earth to anyone who can answer this question:

What year is The Bones of the Earth set in?

About the author

Pic-ScottBuryScott Bury can’t stay in one genre.

His first published book was The Bones of the Earth, a historical fantasy, followed in 2013 with a “50 Shades” spoof, One Shade of Red, in 2013. Then came the first volume in his Eastern Front trilogy, Army of Worn Soles, a memoir telling the story of a Canadian drafted into the Soviet Red Army in the Second World War.

He has also written four mysteries in the Lei Crime Kindle World (based on characters and settings created by bestselling Toby Neal), two action thrillers in the Sydney Rye Kindle World (based on Emily Kimelman’s bestselling series) and a thriller in the JET Kindle World (based on Russell Blake’s Jet series.)


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