Sawyer Grey

I'm a software developer in Austin, Texas. I live with my wife, three kids, three cats, and I work on my novels when I can tear myself away from playing Fallout.

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My Books

City of Mists cover
City of Mists
Book 1 of The Age of Aether

Kingdom of the Silver Sea cover
Kingdom of the Silver Sea
Book 2 of The Age of Aether


October 9, 2012
This unfortunate lack of updates is brought to you courtesy of my Evil Day Job. I have made a bit of progress, though not as much as we would all hope. The Caves of Ceres  is still dead in the water at the moment, but I have got the plot outline and maps for the third book in the Age of Aether series done. I am hoping to get back to work writing within the next couple of weeks.

July 19, 2012
Kingdom of the Silver Sea is up at all the usual outlets.

July 17, 2012
Got Kingdom of the Silver Sea back from the editor this morning, a couple of weeks sooner than I expected. I'll run through that this week, and upload it and the revised edition of City of Mists with the maps in it this weekend. Then I've got to get The Caves of Ceres finished for August. Whee!

July 12, 2012
Put up the map for "Cydonia to Odusar" for City of Mists. This will go into the revised edition along with the map of Mars. Also got the rest of The Caves of Ceres  plotted out, and wrote about 500 words. Of course I threw out about 1500 that didn't work with the way I wanted the story to go, so meh.

July 11, 2012
Got the artwork for Kingdom of the Silver Sea  today and sent it off to my cover designer. I took a break from writing and finally finished the maps of Mars and the Silver Sea region. I've got another to do for the route from Cydonia to Odusar that is going in the second revision of City of Mists, and I'll probably go ahead and do the Tharsis region for Labyrinth of the Night while I'm in the mapmaking mood.

July 9, 2012
After the revisions, Kingdom of the Silver Sea  ended up at 65,000 words when I sent it to the editor tonight. Got the cover art for The Caves of Ceres back from the designer, and it looks good. Exactly what I wanted. Now I just need to finish the story while I'm waiting for KotSS to come back.

June 30, 2012
Just wrapped up the final chapter of Kingdom of the Silver Sea . It weighs in a tad over 64,000 words. I need to do another revision pass on the last few chapters to get them cleaned up, and then it's off. I've got the first few chapters of the sequel in rough outline, so it won't take long to jump into book #3.

June 27, 2012
Broke 60,000 words on Kingdom of the Silver Sea today, and I'm into the last chapter. I did the first pass revision before I started the final two chapters so I'd have it all in my head as I wrapped up, so with a little luck I'll close this out this weekend and have it off to the editor next week. While she's doing that, I'll get The Caves of Ceres done, so it will be ready for release 2-4 weeks after KotSS.

June 18, 2012
Kingdom of the Silver Sea is at 54,634 words.

June 17, 2012
Kingdom of the Silver Sea is at 53,023 words. The Age of Aether novella, The Caves of Ceres, is at 7,311 words. That one is about one of the survivors of the disastrous first expedition to Mercury, who Margaret Wylie talks into leading the third expedition to Ceres. The first two disappeared without a trace. I got the idea while poking through Arthur Machen and Lovecraft's short stories.

June 12, 2012
Just got back Saturday night from a week in Vegas. It was a great vacation and I enjoyed the hell out of it, but it's good to be home. Things have settled down at work and I'm mostly over the jetlag, so I'm back at it today. Kingdom of the Silver Sea is at 51,391 words.

May 25, 2012
Kingdom of the Silver Sea is at 50,615 words.

May 24, 2012
Kingdom of the Silver Sea is at 49,710 words.

May 23, 2012
Kingdom of the Silver Sea is at 48,967 words.

May 20, 2012
Kingdom of the Silver Sea is at 47,819 words.

May 18, 2012
Kingdom of the Silver Sea is at 45,034 words. God it feels good to be back in the groove again.

May 17, 2012
Kingdom of the Silver Sea is at 43,801 words.

May 15, 2012
Kingdom of the Silver Sea is at 42,000 words. Got really busy with a major software deployment and I'm only now back to having anything left at the end of the day for my stories. I should have both this novel and The Caves of Ceres completed in June. That will leave me time to get books 3 and 4 done by the end of the year.

May 7, 2012
7,000 words done on The Caves of Ceres , a novella set in the Age of Aether universe. I saw a call for Steampunk/Cthulhu stories and this popped into my head.

March 21, 2012
I'm currently about 40,000 words into Kingdom of the Silver Sea , the sequel to City of Mists. I'm looking for a cover, but I haven't found anything that just leaps out at me, yet.

March 18, 2012
City of Mists , the first book in The Age of Aether series, has been published.
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