So. My original thought was to have two stories released next year. Deceiver - following Julian's foray into a walking nightmare, and then a second book on the same time line, Subversion - following Matrone. How can Matrone be back? You'll have to wait until next year to find out!!!
Anyway, I know it's a whole year and a half away, but reality has snuck up on me and unless I find a rather large amount of spare time between now and this time next year, two quality books in that short amount of time is not going to be possible.
It doesn't upset me in any way. I still have plenty of writing to do and I think over the journey,
Okay, so I've been somewhat busy (hence the lack of posts), so, sorry for that.
Some of you may know I've got a little girl now who's 7 months old. My husband and I love her to bits and she's our whole world. Somehow, I've managed to get Silence Rising to my publisher (yay), but now comes the hard question which Viking like silhouettes do you like better?
Come on now, everyone has an opinion. Let me know here or on facebook;
They're here! Elflings is finally out and available now! It's a big day. I may have been off the net for a while, but I have not been idle. A new edit of Quest of the Demon and a new e-book cover. Get your copy now for free, yes free, for the month of December!
Elflings too makes its debut online. Check it out on Smashwords;
Links for Amazon soon to follow.
For the good Friday Appeal (which can be donated to year round), I am donating $5per book sold. This special offer is just in time for Christmas and is a good idea if you can't find anything to give someone for Christmas! Also, pre order your copy of Elflings now at this special discounted price! Offer expires 30th of November.
Update for Silence Rising. I have been going through the draft of this story and finally I finished the next round. From 50k to 60k this draft took me and still I haven't managed to really get into the last few chapters.
In Elflings - you will get to meet Ulav and Olay. Two brothers who love to brawl, drink and have fun. Silence Rising takes their lives on a different turn... from rescuing a wizard to surviving the relentless onslaught of the Vas. Tallen and Elonan make their return as all their fates entertwine. All of this and yet we're only half way to the end of the epic 7 novel fantasy series that I am yet to finish!
Silence Rising is due out at the end of 2013 leaving only 3 more novels to go... Well, I'm excited anyway! I have no idea what I'll do after that.
Kids Event - The Reading Hour at Wyndham Vale Library
Join us for this jointly hosted event between Wyndham Libraries and Kumon to celebrate the National Year of Reading. We invite families to come along and share the joy of reading.
Our special guest at this event will be a local author, and illustrator of a wonderful new children's book.
2:00 pm Saturday 25/08/12
Wyndham Vale Library (Crn of Derrimut Rd and Heaths Rd)
Guess what... that local author is... du du du daaaahhhh... Me :). Come and support the reading hour where we're trying to promote reading to your children and reading in general!
I will have a few copies of Tallen and Quest of the Demon on the day in case anyone would like an autographed copy.
Excerpt from Elflings-
""Ha!" he yelled to the sky, receiving a mouthful of snow that he simply chewed and swallowed. "Is that it?" he asked. "A pissing snow drift? It takes more than that to kill me you maggot ridden butt stain!" With nothing but anger fuelling a new burst in energy, Elonan began to step forward into the blizzard." Out Dec 2012!
Just thought I'd throw in a paragraph to try and show you who Elonan is... he's not your average main character. Hero, chivalrous, generous... not words I'd use to describe his personality :).
Don't forget that if you order 2 or more books from Equilibrium- you get a 15% discount! http://www.equilibriumbooks.com/store.htm
Well, I've made one of my book teasers for Elflings... this one is very basic, but what I'd call (hopefully) classy. It doesn't have any of my poor quality homemade animation or artwork, (other than the cover), but hopefully, it creates a little bit of interest. At least, hopefully enough interest for people to go to my website at any rate. Let me know what you think. Oh, and don't worry, my poorly crafted, homemade animation book teaser is on its way...
Finally... who knows how many years this novel was in the making! At a guess, I'm pretty sure I started Elflings in 2001.
Anyway, final edit is completed! It has been sent to the publisher today so now I can relax and have some fun. The book teaser video has begun (which always gives me a laugh.) Whatch this space as I'll post it as soon as I'm done.
The official Elflings cover will be online soon and for those who would like to pre-order, will let you know once it's on-line.
Wish me luck. In between doing the book teaser, the next draft of Silence Rising has begun!