Coming Soon

People have been asking me what’s next, so I’d thought I’d create a place where I can showcase my next projects, namely a new science fiction mystery series, featuring controversial and intrepid investigator, Janey McCallister.

Stay in touch with this series’ news by signing up for my newsletter here: http://writersfunzone.com/newsletter-sign-up/.

A 4-Book Series: Janey McCallister Space Station Mysteries

5/3/2020

The preorder is up for Book 2, LURED BY LIGHT, on Amazon and a few other places. Special preorder price of $0.99.

4/29/2020

I just sent Book 1, INTO THE BLACK, to the proofreader. Fingers crossed that he finds minimal typos. I’m working hard to create an error-free seamless reading experience for you.

Book 2, LURED BY LIGHT: I just posted it for preorder on Amazon. That should go live within the day and I”ll share the link when it does. I’ll be putting it up on other vendors soon.

4/27/2020

Book 1, INTO THE BLACK, is out to beta readers. Yay! Thank you everyone for your comments and feedback, helping me make this a better book.

Book 2, LURED BY LIGHT, already has a first round draft for the cover. Go here if you’d like to vote on the best of 6. 

Thanks!

4/10/2020

I am excited to share the final version of the cover to Into the Black here. Also the book is up on preorder at more places at the special price of $0.99. Lastly, there’s an excerpt and guest post up here: https://www.thoniehevron.com/post/csi-in-space-a-futuristic-mystery.

3/12/2020

As I’m madly and lovingly revising ad getting my pages for the Beta Readers, I’ve been checking my space elevator facts with experts at the International Space Elevator Consortium.

I have contracted with a new cover designer. I’ll be sharing that with the Street Team soon.

I’m sharing about cats, flowers, and books on Instagram. Come say hi!

1/8/2020

Happy New Year!

Beta Readers for INTO THE BLACK — check your inbox! The first 10 chapters are available for your review!

If you’d like to be a beta reader, fill out the form here: https://forms.gle/tNVxusSok4LQCEwp8.

Also: INTO THE BLACK is on pre-order now: Amazon. Other vendors coming soon!

9/1/2019

I’ve completed another round of edits and now I’m getting organized to start the final round of edits on book 1, INTO THE BLACK.

On that note, I’m very excited to put out a call for beta readers starting Oct. 1.

If you’d like to be a beta reader for INTO THE BLACK, Book 1 of the Janey McCallister series, then fill out this short form here:

ABOUT INTO THE BLACK

Cover for INTO THE BLACK (Janey McCallister, Book 1) by Beth Barany
Cover for INTO THE BLACK (Janey McCallister, Book 1) by Beth Barany

In 2130, at Bijoux de L’Etoile, a high-end casino orbiting Earth, you can get anything you desire.

Newly-hired as an investigator, Janey McCallister wants to solve her first big case—the theft of a highly prized and priceless gem.

When her case of theft escalates to murder and points to the seedy underbelly of world affairs, Janey has to rely on her new team and trust the mysterious Orlando Valdez—before the killer escapes into the black.

(This is a placeholder cover. I’ll reveal official covers soon!)

If you’re viewing this form on a cell phone, turn horizontal to see the entire form for best viewing. That works on my iPhone 7.

4/30/2019

In which I share my passion for looking at images of the earth from space: http://writersfunzone.com/2019/04/30/would-you-like-to-see-the-earth-from-space-if-you-could/.

Series name note: This post says I decided to change the series name to High Earth Orbit series. But I’ve changed my mind — again. So now it’s the “Janey McCallister series.” I’ll add as a tertiary title: “A Space Station Mystery.”

2/24/2019

In which I geek out about space stations — always: http://writersfunzone.com/2019/02/24/geeking-out-about-space-stations/.

I know there’s lots of risks as we humans learn to live and travel in space and beyond the earth. Nevertheless, I’m inspired by both the vastness of space and the marvel that we even exist in it.

1/26/2019

A little backstory about Janey McCallister, space station investigator. Enjoy!

The Day The World Changed

12/1/2018

Some of the fun elements of my upcoming science fiction mystery series, starring Investigator Janey McCallister:

  • A Space Elevator
  • A Hotel-Casino Space Station
  • Space Jets

I’ve been having so much fun researching these on YouTube, around the web, and via interviews.

You can read more about my research here: http://writersfunzone.com/2018/12/01/a-space-elevator-a-hotel-casino-space-station-and-space-jets/.

11/24/2018

I’m having a fun time dreaming up Janey’s clothing, and clothing for the other characters in my 4-book Janey McCallister Space Station Mystery series. To get inspired, I turned to Pinterest. Of course! And hence got lost for hours. LOL

My latest post on the topic is here: http://writersfunzone.com/2018/11/24/futuristic-clothing-and-body-enhancements-what-would-janey-wear/

What suggestions do you have for futuristic clothing? I’d love to hear.

10/13/2018

I love researching space stations! What they could be, what they’ve been.

My latest post on the topic: “Would you like to live on a space station?

Would you? Comment on the post and let me know!

10/6/2018

If you’ve been on my Early Reader Team for the upcoming Janey McCallister Space Station Mystery series, I just want to thank you so much and remind you that you can still get your comments to me.

I’ve started my next round of edits and am geeking out about futuristic details, like how coffee may disappear (shared on the blog here.)

I’m also obsessed with what’s happening in the space industry. More on that soon.

And here’s two headlines on why:

9/1/2018

BEHIND THE SCENES NEWS

Stargazing From the International Space Station

I’ve finished my Solstice short story to accompany my upcoming Janey McCallister Space Station Mystery series.

My first reader, my husband, says it’s a good story! Yay!

It’s been fun to put my familiar characters into a new space station setting and pit them against lighter challenges. (Image is of the Earth from the International Space Station.)

If you’ve been on my Early Reader Team for the upcoming Janey McCallister Space Station Mystery series, I just want to thank you so much and remind you that you can still get your comments to me. I’ll be starting my next round of edits Oct. 1st.

Lastly, if you want to see more about this coming science fiction mystery series, go here:
http://writersfunzone.com/coming-soon/.

And if you’d like to be an Early Reader, you still can! Sign up here:
https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfijeK1O-htpiMg8zqXkD0Oei6MoCXqhY77vgNzi0gwdGgAHw/viewform

Until next week!

8/25/2018

BEHIND THE SCENES NEWS
I’m working on a Solstice short story to accompany my upcoming Janey McCallister Space Station Mystery series. It’s been fun to put my familiar characters into a new space station setting and pit them against lighter challenges.

If you’ve been on my Early Reader Team for the upcoming Janey McCallister Space Station Mystery series, I just want to thank you so much and remind you that you can still get your comments to me. I’ll be starting my next round of edits Oct. 1st.


05/24/2018

What’s New

I’ve started my first-round edits on my fourth book in my 4-book space station mystery series. Yay!

Q: Beth, why is it taking so long? I want to read your next book!

A: You’re so sweet! This 4-book series is taking so long because I plan to have all the books done and ready to publish by August 2019. Then I’ll release each book about 1 month apart.

REQUEST FOR EARLY READERS

I’m opening up my Early Reader team again to those who would like to be a part of the creative process!

Read more and register here:

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfijeK1O-htpiMg8zqXkD0Oei6MoCXqhY77vgNzi0gwdGgAHw/viewform

Or read on…

Hello Dear Reader!

I am looking for 10-15 readers for my 4-book series I’m titling the Janey McCallister Space Station Mystery Series. I’m planning to publish starting August 2019 (tentative date), and I’d love your help making this series the best it can be.

WHAT I NEED
I’d like reader feedback on a few chapters at a time every 2 weeks.

I’ll send you your choice Word doc or PDF, and you send them it back with any notes on it or just send back notes in an email.

You’re getting pages that I have edited a lot, so your feedback will help me make it even better.

Also, even though all 4 books are written, this editing process is really where I shape and deepen the world, the story, and the characters.

If this is a good fit for you, register here:

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfijeK1O-htpiMg8zqXkD0Oei6MoCXqhY77vgNzi0gwdGgAHw/viewform

Thanks!


04/15/2018

My Next Novel Series Takes Place in Space!

Yes, you read that right! My next series will take place in space. But it may not be where you think!

I am fascinated with space stations. And the future. And how we’ll get from here to there.

So in dreaming up my latest series, I asked myself, “What it be like to live in space, but still be near the earth?”

I know! A space station tethered to the planet.

But not just a regular boring space station, but a high-end hotel casino.

Read the rest here…


02/19/2018

I’m open to new EARLY READERS for my SPACE STATION MYSTERY SERIES.

If you’re curious about that, go here.


11/30/2017

EARLY READERS OF MY SPACE STATION MYSTERY SERIES… Another HUGE Thank you!

Last week I sent out the first batch of pages to IRIDESCENCE, Book 2 in the Janey McCallister Space Station Mystery to all of you on the Early Reader Team. Thank you!

We’ve finished Book 1! (For now! Beta reads will be next year, after I give the books a good deep edit from all your awesome feedback.)

If you didn’t get any pages recently, it’s because I didn’t get anything back from you. There’s still time, though. You can still send me your comments…

Just send me your comments and I’ll send you back the recent batches right away.

(If you haven’t sent back the first batch, you still can!)

If you missed the request and are curious about being a part of my Early Reader team for a 4-book science fiction mystery series, featuring Janey McCallister, an investigator on a futuristic space station hotel casino in High-Earth orbit, then check out the information and the form to sign up here.

You can still sign up for the Early Reader team! It’s not too late. I have 4 books total. 🙂 (So far!)

I’ll also be sending out sneak peeks to my Patrons here. If you’d like to see those, sign up here to be one of my awesome patrons.


8/7/2017

As you may know, for the last 9 months, I’ve been working on a 4-book series, featuring Janey McCallister, an investigator on a space station hotel casino in high earth orbit.

I wrote all 4 books and now I’m editing them. I plan to release them September 2018.

So, now I’m looking for a handful of early readers to help me make the books as good as I can.

Read here to learn more and sign up. (A Google form)

 

7/18/2017

This week I’m taking a break from my space station mystery series to work on a script for the continuing adventures of Henrietta The Dragon Slayer and her friends. The action starts right after the events of Henrietta and the Battle of the Horse Mesa (Book 3). If you’d like the inside scoop, I’ll be sharing more to my patrons on Patreon.

Coming soon: The Henrietta The Dragon Slayer box set!

7/8/2017

I’m working on deep back story for Janey McCallister in preparation for my editing. Yesterday, I interviewed a friend of mine who had been in the Air Force for five years. Because Janey was in the military, the Space Force, before she becomes an investigator on the space station hotel casino, St. Denis, the “Jewel of the Sky” — the setting of my four books.

6/28/2017

I’m finished my fourth Janey McCallister Space Station Mystery and am in Las Vegas for a few days researching setting because the space station is actually a very high-end hotel-casino.

I’m walking a lot (yay!) and asking people lots of questions. Fun! A quintessential Vegas image here (Facebook link).… 🙂

I’ve been in Las Vegas researching my next series and it’s been fun. Glitz, lights, and the heat. Some of these details will show up in my space station mystery series.

6/4/2017

I’m almost done with my fourth Janey McCallister Space Station Mystery. So exciting!


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