Attention: book bloggers and tubers! I just released my new YA fantasy adventure, THE BOOK KNIGHTS, and I need to get the word out. If you're interested in reading and sharing your thoughts about the book with your followers, reach out to me here. I'll send you a copy of THE BOOK KNIGHTS in your choice of paperback or ebook formats. It's already received some great reviews. You can check them out, along with a description of the book, here. I look forward to hearing from you!
It won't be long now. Interior design and cover art for Eon's Door is underway, and the book will be available soon! I'm very excited about its release. So excited that I decided to start this blog as a way to share the experience of bringing my first bouncing baby novel into the world. I think I'll even hold the first copy up by its cover and spank it.
It goes without saying that most of the work--writing and editing, and editing, and editing--has been done for some time. Now comes the moment of truth when strangers get a chance to read it and tell me what they think. I can't wait. Really. I think this book is something special. I know that sounds like a lot of bravado coming from a first-time author, but I believe it. If you read the book, I'm confident you'll agree.
I'm self-publishing this book. A year ago I would have said it's an indication of failure, that what I've written isn't good enough to break into the traditional publishing world, that it isn't good enough to share with you. I know that isn't true, and the revolution that's underway in the publishing world is going to help make this book more successful than I ever could have hoped had I gone the traditional route. In fact, I'm now relieved that the close calls I received from agents and publishers didn't pan out. Now I get to publish my book my way. I get to pick the interior design. I get to decide on the cover and choose the artist I think is right to create it. In short, I get to make Eon's Door the way I envisioned it.
In future posts, I'll be talking more about the cover and the design, including the two talented people I have creating them. I can't wait to show you what it looks like. The Door will soon be open...
Author of the award-winning fantasy adventure, Eon's Door.