Happy December!

December is here and the Massey family is well into celebrating the holiday season. It’s been nothing but lights and trees and decorations around here for a week straight:

December at the Massey's

But that’s not all that’s been going on around here… I’ve also been hard at work on Book 8 of the Colin McCool/Junkyard Druid series.

The book is coming along nicely, although as usual it took me a week to hammer out the opening scenes. I always find the opening scenes to be the most difficult to write, because I am of the opinion that they’re among the most important scenes in a novel.

Thus, I drag my feet and second-guess myself constantly when writing them. šŸ™‚

But now that I’m through the tough part, my word counts will pick up and I’ll start getting into the meat of the story.Ā Druid’s DueĀ is the title of this novel, and it’ll cap off the second tetralogy in this series. This eighth installment will bring fresh challenges for Colin, and he’ll meet up with friends and foes old and new.

And I promise, no cliffhangers… this is the closing act in the overarching story contained within Books 5-8, so Colin will find at least a temporary peace by the end of the final chapter.

In case you want to know what else I have planned, next year I intend to write books 9-12 in Colin’s saga, and I’m also working on two spin-off series in The World Beneath universe. Expect to hear more about those projects in January and February of next year.



  1. Lynne Ollett on December 18, 2018 at 7:55 am

    Have loved all the junkyard books think I might be a little in love with Colin,can’t wait to read book 8,thanks MD for making a 63 year old woman’s life a little bit better.Have been having a battle with cancer this year and Colin has been cheering me up during chemo and hospitals etc.Thank all that is holy I have now been given the all clear.
    Best wishes to you and yours for a wonderful Xmas and a prosperous new year.Lynne

    • M.D. Massey on December 18, 2018 at 8:49 am

      Lynne, so glad to hear that you’re on the mend, and that the books made the healing process a little bit easier to bear. Merry Christmas to you as well!

  2. JoAnne on January 18, 2019 at 10:39 pm

    Wooohooo! Read the whole series of McCool in a just over A month. Can’t wait for the 8th! Great job keeping it so entertaining and fun to read!

  3. Sparks13 on September 4, 2019 at 12:17 am

    Any word on the ninth?

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