Sunday, September 25th, 2011-More Details
About a week ago, when I gave you the lay of the land on my publishing exploits, I promised I would give you more details as I have them, so I'm now making good on that promise.
The Windrider, book 1, Divine Summons, is set to release on October 25th from Diminished Media Group, the folks who bring you Digital Dragon Magazine and A Flame in the Dark. A cover I know is going to be incredible is in process right now, and we are working out the details for bi-weekly podcasts of an audio version of the story as well. The next four weeks are going to careen by faster than I can even imagine, but I'm looking forward to having a great launch.
On November 22, book 2 of the series, A Greater Strength, will also be available in eformats, so if you read book one and have a hankering for more Vinyanel, Veranna, and even some new faces, that set of stories will be available to you right on the heels of book one.
If you know folks who are fans of clean fantasy fiction, please be sure to tell them about these novellas that will be available very soon. I will post links to where they are available to purchase the minute they go live.
Sword of the Patron progess...
I would like to formally announce that the publisher that has taken on Danae and her adventures is Other Sheep, the speculative fiction imprint of Written World Communications. In true small world fashion, I learned this week that my editor will be someone who, not very long ago, I worked with in an ACFW critique group, author and editor Andrea Graham. Andrea is already very well acquainted with Sword of the Patron, and is now combing through the book in order to get it tidy and tight for publication.
As is often the case with manuscripts, there is a very good chance we will be seeking out a new title for the story, so if you later see discussions of Sword of the Patron vanish in favor of talk about a novel of another name, not to worry. The story behind the final title will remain.
The book currently known as Sword of the Patron will release in the first quarter of 2012, although an exact date is yet to be determined. All we know is what better time of year to curl up with a good epic tale than when you can stoke a roaring fire in the fireplace and sip a hot cocoa while you journey to another world with alchemist's daughter Danae, the enigmatic knight Praesidio, the healer elf Culduin, and a cast of other friends and foils.
Now for the fun part. I'm hoping to put together a very cool launch party to go along with the release of this book, and if I have my 'druthers, it will be at the lovely Stokesay Castle in Reading, PA. I want this to be an awesome night attended by everyone who can possibly make it out to support the book, so I'll be sure to get you hard dates for such an event as soon as we have locked down the final location and date.
Keep coming back here, to my facebook page, and to the New Authors Fellowship to gather details on the coming releases.
Speaking of NAF, if you haven't dropped by over there for my Sunday post and would like to, here's a link to that little ditty. I promise, it's shorter than this post.
The New Authors Sunday 9-25 post
Thanks for your continued readership, and I look forward to having published products to share with you and your friends.