Just a few quick updates:
First, if you’re in the Fredericksburg area, I’ll be at Salem Church Library tomorrow (Saturday, Feb. 2nd) from 2 until 5:30. If you can’t make it, you can also find me at Porter library on the 4th from 5:00-8:30, or at England Run on the 15th from 2:00-5:30.
Also, I’ve begun work on the cover for book four, The Mirror Of Dùmsaro. Hopefully I will be able to show it to you within a week or two! I also got the manuscript for the book back a few days ago from an editor, so I will be able to start the typesetting process for it in another few weeks.
I think, too, that I may begin using this blog for things only somewhat connected to writing, or for posts of a more personal nature. I imagine it’s probably a little boring reading only technical things or professional updates, so I’m going to try to liven it up a bit! I may also start sharing some unfinished sketches, since there are usually several sketches per book that never develop into full illustrations.
In the wake of book three’s release, I’ll be doing another round of signings in the Fredericksburg area. Come see me!
Saturday, February 2nd @ Salem Church Library 2:00-5:30
Monday, February 4th @ Porter Library 5:00-8:30
Friday, February 15th @ England Run Library 2:00-5:30
I just uploaded a number of new graphics to the store, including crests for Ari and Malachi, as well as graphics for the villains, and the United. A few examples are below. Enjoy!
As of this morning, book three of The Seven Wars is now available in trade paperback and Kindle edition! I hope you all enjoy this book as much as I do. It’s rather a turning point in The Somadàrsath work, as it is the story that changes Etheria and our dear characters forever. In doing so, it sets the stage for the epic stories yet to come and lays the foundation for just about every major event in The Seven Wars that is yet to follow. Don’t miss out!
Congratulations to all the winners of the Goodreads giveaway! I had 477 people enter. Thanks so much for your interest! I mailed the winners’ signed copies out today in priority mail, so those folks should be getting them in a matter of days. Reviews appreciated!
Also, the conversion for the Kindle edition of the book is well underway and should be completed with some time to spare. Everything looks good for the release on January 7th– barring the end of the world, of course. Assuming we’re all still here, you’ll have a great new installment to The Seven Wars series. I have always been fond of this book, as it takes place primarily in Etheria and introduces (or shows more of) some of my most favorite characters. I hope you all enjoy it as much as I do.
I’ve also not forgotten that I promised you an audio pronunciation guide for Bound By Blood. I’m hoping I’ll have some time to work on that soon. I had a pretty wicked cold and sinus infection recently, so recording anything more than a few sentences was off the table.
I hope all of you have a merry Christmas and a wonderful holiday season!