It’s the final volume of the Colter portion of the series and I’ll have it on sale in a week or two.
I really put the pedal to the metal on this book and wrote it quickly.
As you might remember, I put out the last volume on February 10.
One of the main reasons I wrote this last book so quickly is because…well, there are a few reasons.
- First, I enjoy writing these stories;
- Next, the books are selling really well;
- Finally, I’m not making money from anything else.
Here, take a look at this sales chart to see what I mean:
Those Colter books are selling better than any books I’ve put out before.
I’ve sold more than 1,000 copies of the five books so far and that trend will likely continue.
Overall, my daily sales have gone up substantially, and just in the past two weeks:
So it makes sense to keep writing these books.
Something that helps with that is my utter lack of paid work from people.
I think I’ve made a few hundred dollars over the past 6 weeks working for people.
That just doesn’t cut it, though thankfully I have some increased Amazon money to deal with that.
Will it continue?
Considering that the book I put out on February 10 has sold 120 copies already, I think it might.
That’s why I went ahead and finished Colter’s Escape so quickly.
So what’s the book about?
Well…Colter has to escape.
If you’ve been reading you know that we left the last volume on a bit of a cliffhanger, showing Colter head north after saving the men of Fort Three Forks.
We’ll pick it up right there, looking at both the men and what Colter is doing.
We get a lot more than that, though.
- We’ve got the incursions of the British into the area as the War of 1812 ramps up.
- The Iroquois Confederacy is tagging along with the British and they’ll create all kinds of new problems for the whites.
- Then there are still the 110 men at Fort Raymond on the Yellowstone River, and we’ll get back to them.
It all sets up the exciting conclusion to this leg of the series. We’ll also see the end of Colter’s life, as the legendary mountain man died on November 22, 1813.
Life goes on, however, and the Mountain Man Series will as well.
I’m starting up the outline for the seventh book, “Fortin’s Furs.”
This will take a look at the trapper Case Fortin and the three men he was trapping with around the Three Forks in 1807.
We know they had up to 50 packs, a value of $25,000, or $490,000 in 2015 dollars.
A lot is at stake, perhaps enough for a team of intrepid and courageous men to risk it all and head back up the Missouri to the lands that will one day become Montana.
I think it will be.
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