Sask Expo and Youtube

Hello Humanity!

Sorry for being away for awhile.  Here is the latest going on with me:

1) I am going to be at Sask Expo on September 16-17, so if you still need to pick up one of my books, this will be a great opportunity to grab them from me and get them signed.

2) Two Hex is well under way in its current draft.  I'm hoping to have the draft I am on done before the end of the month.  A few busy days here and there (like Sask Expo) might make that a touch tricky though.

3) The Renegades Book 3: Climate's Control is ready for Beta Readers, and I absolutely need to find a few more people to give the book a read-through so I can get their thoughts.

4) I've started making Youtube videos.  Right now you'll find an introductory video explaining my current plans for my Youtube series, and you'll also see my first book reading, where I read a part of The Renegades Book 1: Renegades Rise.  There will be a new video every single Saturday, plus additional videos when I think of something worth saying!
You can find all of these videos at my Youtube channel: HERE

Ganbatte Con

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Over the past month and a half since I last posted (yeesh, that was longer than intended) I attended both the Humboldt Summer Sizzler Comic Con and did a Book Signing at Indigo Saskatoon.  The Book Signing went very well, and I hope to make plans and do more of those in the future.

But if we're talking the immediate future, then you should know that I'm going to be at Ganbatte Con in Saskatoon this weekend, July 22 and 23!  If you're in the area and love things Anime and Nerdy, come on by!

Last but not least, a book update.  The Renegades Book 3: Climate's Control is days away (if I get hard to work on it) from being ready for Beta Readers.  That means it'll be heading out to get some opinions from readers like you in the near future.  And while The Renegades are with Beta Readers, Two Hex will shine.  I've made some changes to some of my plans for the book and am going to be taking the book through some serious rewrites in the next month or two.

That's all from me.  Until next time.

Renegades Book 2 Released!

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It has been far, far too long since I last posted on here, so let's get to the important news.

The Renegades Book 2: Warp's Warriors is now available to purchase on in both physical and digital formats.  You can find the link for the book in the Novels section, or just click:


What's more?  This book, along with my first two books, have now begun using an option so that if you purchase the physical copy of the book, you will receive the digital copy for free!

If you're in Saskatoon, the book is also on its way to making it to the bookshelves of both Indigo and McNally Robinson.

And if you're looking to meet me and get me to sign copies of the books, or are looking to buy them, then you can come on down to the Humboldt Summer Sizzler Comic Con on June 17 where I will be selling my books. 

I will also be doing a book signing at Indigo in Saskatoon on June 24.

I'm also working on a few plans that will hopefully please both fans of One Spell and The Renegades, but I'll tell you about that in a couple weeks once the plans are ready to spring into action.

Renegades Book 2

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I think I missed the website when I did my updates last week.  Sorry about that.  Here's the latest from me:

The Renegades Book 2: Warp's Warriors is heading to my editor today.  If all goes according to plan, I will have copies of the book to sell for late April.

Here is the cover of the upcoming book for you to check out.  As with all my books so far, the art has been done by the talented Audra Balion.

Talk to you soon everybody!

It's been a while, and I'm sorry for that.

Hello Humanity!

It has been a while since I last sent a message out. That's entirely my fault. I promise to do a better job of keeping you all informed about what is going on.

So what is going on you ask?

On Sunday February 26th I will be at the Mid-Winter Craft & Arts Show at the German Cultural Centre from 10AM-4PM. If you don't yet have your copy of One Spell or The Renegades, then please come on down!

In other news, The Renegades Book 2 is well under way. It is currently with Beta Readers, but I should be getting all of their feedback this week. The cover for the book is also done, so expect to see that getting shared in the near future.

The plans for this year are big. Two Hex is going to be finished, and I'm also going to finish not 1, not 2, not 3, but 4 more books in The Renegades series before the year is done. That's right, books 2-5 of the Renegades are planned to release before the end of 2017!

Is that a little too ambitious? Maybe. But Renegades 2 is almost ready, and Two Hex, Renegades 3, and Renegades 4 are all done their first drafts.

Talk to you soon!

Writing for a Living

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Sorry for the couple week hiatus.  I got busy with a couple things.  One of which was my annual competing in NaNoWriMo, the competition to write 50,000 words of a novel (or novels) over the 30 days of November.  Once again I succeeded, and that will hopefully mean good news for all of you.

For NaNoWriMo, I wrote the first drafts of The Renegades Books 3 and 4.  At present, The Renegades Book 2 is done its second draft, and books 3 and 4 are done their first.  With a little luck and hard work, books 2, 3, and 4 will all be out before the Sask Expo next September, which I already filled out early registration for.  So yes, you will be seeing me at Sask Expo next September!

But don't think I've forgotten about the One Spell sequel Two Hex.  That book is chugging along and will be joining its Renegade Friends at the Sask Expo in September 2017 as well.  That's right, my current plan is to have 4 more books out within the next year.  Am I crazy?  Maybe.  But I'm pretty sure I can do it.

Until next time!

A week of exhaustion

Hello Humanity!

Sometimes, despite our best intentions, we struggle to get much done in a week.  I haven't been feeling the greatest, and so in between work shifts that were pretty busy I was snagging some me time.

That said, this year's Nano is going okay.  I'm a fair bit behind right now, but I'm not worried about catching up, I'm pretty good at doing that.  The first draft of Renegades Book 3 is off to a decent start and I'm having a lot of fun writing it when I have the time and energy.

This week the plan is to get a lot done, so hopefully you'll get to hear about that soon.

Anyways, take care, and see you all next week.

My Yearly Nano

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Not a lot has happened since the last update, but I figured I would keep everyone in the best loop possible if they're going to stop on by.  So here's the deal from this past week:

1) Two Hex, the sequel to One Spell, is getting a solid start on its second draft.

2) As I have done every year for the past 4 years, I am once again competing in NaNoWriMo, the competition to write 50,000 words of a novel over the 30 days of November.  This November I plan to write the first drafts of The Renegades Books 3 and 4.  The Renegades Book 3 is off to a solid start, and I'm having a lot of fun getting to switch gears and work on first drafts again.

Until next time, I'm Brian James Hildebrand, and this is TheGlassesComeOff!

The Renegades, now available!

Hello Humanity!

So The Renegades Book 1: Renegades Rise is now available on as both a physical book and an eBook.  You can find the links to both of those on the Novels page of the website!

In other news, I am going to try and maintain a better news feed on here so that people can keep up to date on what I'm doing.  Hopefully a post every week or so with my current progress and anything I'm up to such as events I will be attending to sell my book at/promote my work.

And since the plan is to keep you updated on my current progress, here it is: The Renegades Book 2 has just completed it's second draft.  I'm giving myself a little breathing room from it before I go back, but when I get back to it I'll be fixing it up for the third draft before I hand it over to Beta Readers.  Current goal is to have The Renegades Book 2 in Beta Reader hands by December 1st, but November is a pretty busy time of year for me, so we'll see how that goes.

Well, that's all from me for now.  See you next week!


The Renegades have Arrived!

Hey everyone.  Long time no posting.  Here's the latest, in brief.

The Renegades Book 1: Renegades Rise is here, I own copies, and it is going to start selling in the very near future.  The first opportunity to buy it will be at the Saskatoon Entertainment Expo on September 17-18.  After that, physical copies and the eBook should become available for purchase online over the next week (approximately).

Speaking of the Sask Expo, that's where I'm going to be this weekend.  If you want to grab a signed, or at least physical copy, of either of my books, then come on down to the Sask Expo.  Meet the author, get a signed copy, and maybe get a deal along the way.

Talk to you soon!

Introducing - The Renegades!

As the title suggests, I am introducing The Renegades to the website today.  The book is currently going through layout, and I am hoping to have it ready to sell by August.  If you head to the novel page here on the website, you can scroll down and see that the cover and description for The Renegades has been posted.  Hope you enjoy this little preview!

An Update, for a change

Well, this news feed isn't exactly good for anything if I don't actually bother to put news in it ever.  Here's what is happening with The Glasses Come Off.

1) One Spell, my first novel, has had a book launch, and is now selling at McNally Robinson Saskatoon,, and is available to borrow at the Saskatoon Public Library.  You can find the Amazon link on the website now!

2) I have joined the film company Atheneum Pictures as a writer and editor.  With them, I will be taking several TV show and movie ideas we have to the Banff Media Festival on June 12-15 and will, with a bit of hard work, be returning with work in the TV/Film industry.

3) The first book in my pre-teen book series The Renegades is currently with my editor, who should be done with it this week.  I should be ordering my first proof copy within a couple of weeks, and hopefully ordering copies to sell by the end of June.

I also plan to update this on a more regular basis, so come by regularly!

Just To Be Clear, My Glasses Are Staying On

Hello, and welcome to my first news post, also known as my first narcissistic rant.

Now, the question you probably weren't going to ask is "Why did you call it 'The Glasses Come Off'?"

Well, it's a reference to what I aim for in the stories I create by combining a couple old idioms: "the gloves come off", and "rose-tinted glasses".  Basically, it's my way of saying that things won't be pleasant in my stories because I won't pull punches.

You have been warned.  Enjoy the site, and my books.