On this past Friday I had all these plans. I was going to send a newsletter (my first one) out about the release of Alien Like Me. It was due to release on April 30th, though in the end it actually came out a week early. But, I didn’t send out a newsletter. I didn’t shout from the roof with joy over my new releases. Why? You may ask… Because Friday, I received an email saying that my publisher would be shutting doors. Yup, one day before my book was due to release (officially) my publisher shuts down. It’s a bit hard to be super excited about a new book when you know it will only be on the shelf for 30 days before being unceremoniously yanked.
It’s also quite ironic really, that on the day after the publisher lets us know they are closing, the day my book was supposed to be being given to the world, my paperbacks showed up in the mail. So, I mean, at least there is that, yes?
I think though, and this may just me being Zen and trying to not freak out, I think I’m gonna be okay. Yes my books may be un-shelved for a while, but I will get them back out there. Self pub seems to be the way to go, and I shall be going that way with gusto. So, be on the lookout. Keep up with me, don’t give up on me, this is not the end. Only the beginning of something new. Something better.
So cheers folks, and if you want to snag a copy of either Alien Like Me or The Dragon Child, you should do it now, you only have until may 31. I’m not sure how long it will take me to get them ready to go back live, but it hopefully won’t be that long.
It is finally here, the day I get to show off the cover for Alien Like Me, my newest middle grade novel. It was a long, hard road, and at points I thought we might never get a cover done, but we did (thank the good gods for Gwen Gades) and here it is!!!
I should give you the blurb, but really I just want you to gaze on the beauty that is this cover (and the other folks sharing it today have the blurb if you are so inclined).
So here it is, FINALLY!!! The release date is going to be April 30th, so i hope you check it out when it’s available 🙂
Some weeks I have nothing to blog about. Those weeks are not my favorite. I’m supposed to bog, to keep you precious few interested in what I am doing in hopes that you will come to love me and then buy my book. (oppsss am I not supposed to say that?) I think I’m out of love with the idea of blogging, at least this week, so today I’m sort of rambly.
Things I think you should know. Alien Like Me is int he last step before publication!! Woo Hooo!! The tentative release date is Aprils 30 so we’ll have a cover reveal coming soon.
Because of the release of Alien Like Me, I will be putting The Dragon Child on sale, so be on the look out for that. Also, the sequel is all written and will be starting the publication process of that soon, so keep tuned for more news about that.
My goal for this month is to set up a newsletter. So if you’re interested in what will probably be a quarterly newsletter from yours truly, then be sure to leave a comment and I’ll get back to you about it 🙂
It feels like spring in my neck of the woods, so it’s going to get harder and harder for me to stay indoors and keep the writing regular, but I do have two more series I want to work on, so hopefully I can start on them.
Also, I love gummy bears. How about you?
*both images taken from morguefile.com
As I’m getting ready for the actual publishing of Alien Like Me, I thought Id share a tiny taste of it with you. A sweet piece of the story where Max and his new friends decide to keep each other. My hope is to have the book be out by mid to late April. I hope you’re excited for it, cause I am.
He cuddled his new friend who had again fallen asleep. “What do you think huh? You think we can push through and make it to the golden gate?” Of course the hare didn’t answer Max but it helped him to have someone to talk out his plan with. He never really thought too hard about what it did to him to be alone but he was finding that the little brown ball of fluff made a great companion. He looked down at the hare, and it hit him that he should name it. Constantly calling it little guy would probably get old quick. He ran his hands down the soft brown fur between his ears and it struck him. Brownie. “I’m going to call you Brownie, how bout that?” He was still asleep and didn’t answer Max but a twitch of his ear had Max smiling. “Brownie it is. Well let’s get ready to walk.”