Greetings, Faoii! It is Thanksgiving here, and I am once again so grateful for all of you that supported me and The Last Faoii so we could get this far. Whatever battle you’re facing, I hope that you have people who love you at your back and enough food at your table. I could not have gotten this far without you, and I am grateful to each and every one of you that has stood at my side.

While you’re reflecting on your own blessings, I hope you’ll consider helping a large group of hopeful and aspiring authors to spread the joy of reading and storytelling by pre-ordering Escape!, an anthology of fantasy and science fiction short stories. It features a stand-alone tale of the Faoii universe which I truly think you will enjoy. It’s only $2.99 and will be releasing on January 1st. I promise you’re going to want to read everything the book has to offer.

Click Here to pre-order it on Kindle and Here to get it in one of the other e-book formats. 

As always, keep your shields up. We’re all in this together. 

Greetings, Faoii! It’s been a while!

Did you like The Last Faoii? Still not sure if it’s your thing? Well, here’s a chance to read a fun and exciting stand-alone short story that serves as a great introduction to (or continuation of) The Last Faoii

Writing Bloc is putting out an amazing anthology of short stories (many of which were written by Inkshares authors) called Escape! and my Faoii tale will be included. First off, look at this beautiful cover: 

All of the stories within have to do with escapement in some way. I’ve read them all and I assure you that they’re worth it. 

Our story, “The Faoii of Ashwood,” follows Erika, a former Faoii that left the Order to raise a family. But when an old enemy threatens to destroy her chosen home of Ashwood, Erika must hope that her sword and the lessons she’s taught her son are enough to save everything she holds dear.

Doesn’t that sound like something you want to read? Damned right it does. And that’s just ONE of the stories that you get when you order your copy!

Pre-orders open up on Amazon on Friday (Novemeber 23), with a digital release date of January 1 (a paperback release will follow). This is not an Inkshares book, so you’ll be pre-ordering on the Amazon.com come Friday, not here. 

ALSO! The Writing Bloc is giving away 100 free copies to bloggers and reviewers, as well, so if that’s you then make sure to go here.

If you don’t want to wait until January for new reading material, you can read The Last Faoii TODAY by getting it on Amazon, or listen to it RIGHT NOW on Audible (it’s free if you open up an account!)

That’s it for now, Faoii. But you better believe I’m going to remind you of this in 2 days. 

Shields up.

Hey, Faoii. If you’re not already following Faoii Betrayer then you’re missing important updates about The Last Faoii audiobook, its sequel, and the upcoming short story. Make sure to go Here and hit that follow button. 

Read the newest update HERE.

Greetings, Faoii!

I know a lot of you have expressed an impatience with finding out what happens after The Last Faoii ends. Well, I just put up the first chapter of Faoii Betrayer up on Inkshares. This is a different world than what you’ve seen before. Read it for free here.

Don’t forget to hit that FOLLOW button so you can see other chapters as I put them up!

Greetings, Faoii!

Well, my warriors. It’s been one full year since The Last Faoii was published. I don’t really know what I expected a year ago. By then we had worked so hard and for so long to build our army. We had fought and bled and screamed our warcries just so we might be known. A year ago we were unstoppable, tireless soldiers determined to to prove The Last Faoii’s worth. And worth it it was. I feel like many of you have forgotten the fight in that year, placated by 365 days of contentment. But the fight is not over, and I want you to see what we’ve accomplished so far. Beyond that, though, I need you pick up your sword again. Help us reach that victory from a year ago a second time.

Here are our accomplishments so far, my warrios. Be proud. Be strong. But do not be complacent.

(Note: You can click on any of the underlined words to jump to the page that has more info.)

1. The Last Faoii is available in Paperback, E-book and Audiobook versions! The audiobook is narrated by the incredibly talented and award-winning Sara Morsey.

2.  The Last Faoii has garnered 60 reviews on Amazon, with an overall rating of 4.9 Stars! The audiobook currently has 1 review with a 5.0 Star Rating!

3. The Last Faoii has garnered 27 ratings and 18 reviews on Goodreads, with an overall rating of 4.48 stars. (This is partially because of my favorite rating of all time, a 1-star review that simply says:

4. The Last Faoii’s Facebook Page has 417 followers! And 355 followers on Twitter!

5. We have a Faoii short story (The Faoii of Ashwood) coming in an anthology before the New Year. Watch The Writing Bloc for updates!

6. And finally, Faoii Betrayer currently has 67 pre-orders on Inkshares. And I need your help again.

Faoii Betrayer needs 750 pre-orders before it will be real. There are excerpts already on the Inkshares Page. Read them, recognize that the writing is even stronger than it was in last-- and that this is worth it. I had hoped that a year between books would be enough. That people would be able to read Last, realize that the story is wortwhile, and use that to recruit new soldiers. I was hoping we would have a larger army by the time Betrayer started funding. I might have been overzealous in my ambitions, but I don’t think so. I’ve seen lesser stories than ours fund. And I am no less of an author, a friend, or a leader than those that who have succeeded where we are struggling. I know it’s possible. Help me prove it.

Take care of yourselves and each other, my Faoii. We are only as strong as our shieldmates. It will take all of us to succeed again. A year from now, I want to be able to give you more than this. 

Shields up.


Updates, Faoii! This is huge! 

The Last Faoii is now available on Audible! Don’t have an audible account? You can get it for free when you start a thirty-day trial.  Or just purchase it outright.

Also, if you haven’t already heard-- I am honored to have the amazingly talented Sara Morsey as our narrator! I promise you do NOT want to miss her amazing rendition of our tale. 

Click HERE to go to the audible page. And don’t forget to tell other warriors, too! The more people who know our story, the more likely we are to make the sequel real.

Keep those shields up. And enjoy listening.


Faoii! I have a new update about Faoii Betrayer! I’m going to start just posting my updates about the sequel, the audiobook, the short story, and everything else Faoii-related over there. Click HERE to see the 50 pre-orders update and HERE to follow the book so you can see future updates. I couldn’t have gotten this far without you. I won’t be able to go the rest of the way without you, either.

Shields up. I look forward to seeing you on the battlefield.


Updates, Faoii! This one’s short but I’m so excited that I can’t keep it secret any longer.

A lot of you have asked me for an audiobook version of The Last Faoii. So, I’m making that happen. 

The Last Faoii audiobook is coming to Audible soon! Production is already underway and I can’t wait to give you more details as thing develop. After listening to dozens of auditions, I am so honored to announce that the the amazingly talented Sara Morsey will be the voice of the Faoii for this production. The moment I heard her read a sample, I couldn’t imagine anyone else being the voice of Kaiya and her Faoii army. Morsey is bringing an entirely new feel and level to this story, and I assure you that you won’t want to miss her telling of the tale. 

Keep watching for more updates on this front. I hope that a successful audiobook launch will be one more step in the fight to make Faoii Betrayer real. 

Keep those shields up.


I have SO MANY updates this week, Faoii! Listen up!

First off. Let’s see how we’ve done this month. Status report incoming:

That’s pretty good progress, Faoii. But I KNOW that we can do better than that. You want to make Faoii Betrayer real? You want to make sure that the world knows our name? You want to earn the title I bestowed upon you when you chose to be part of this army? Then pick up your sword and make that happen. We’ve already lost a month, Faoii. If we don’t pick up the pace, we’re going to lose this war. 

But I know a lot of you out there are fighting. And I want to welcome our newest soldiers to the field. Faoii Betrayer has, like its predecessor, been graced with the amazing and esteemed honor of being chosen by the Break the Bechdel with Strong Female Characters Syndicate. I cannot tell you what this means to me or how honored I am to be placed in their ranks again.  Look at the new medal in our barracks, my warriors! Let me hear your warcry!

Also--Did you see the new cover for Faoii Betrayer, once again put together by the incredibly talented Evan Graham

It’s beautiful, isn’t it? And worthy of Alana and her struggle in Faoii Betrayer.  

What’s interesting about Alana is she doesn’t know that she’s Faoii. She doesn’t even want to be Faoii. But we don’t often get to choose our greatness, and when I created the Faoii and their world, I wanted to embody all the heroines I had in life who didn’t even know how strong they are. Now I use Faoii in my day-to-day language, and I’m starting to see others out there do the same. Mark that word, my warriors. Everyone will use it someday. Because there’s finally a word for what we are. What we can be. 

My last bit of news is only part of an announcement, but it is exciting and I will let you know what I can now. I am currently working on getting the audiobook for The Last Faoii out onto Audible for your enjoyment. I have had several amazing people audition for the part, and am currently negotiating the final steps of the process, which is thrilling. I am so excited for what’s coming, and you should be too. But I can’t tell you more until everything’s official. Just trust me that you’re going to want to be paying attention in the coming days. ;)

That’s it for now, Faoii. You have your orders. Follow me on Facebook, Twitter, and FOR THE LOVE OF ILLINDRIA ORDER YOUR COPY OF FAOII BETRAYER. It’s going to take all of us to make this book real. Some people might say it’s impossible... but they don’t have an army on their side. Do not fail me.

Shields up.

Updates, Faoii! Listen up!

It’s been 9 months since The Last Faoii released. As such, it’s probably about time that I shift my focus over to the army forming under our new banner and let this courier retire. If you haven’t already followed Faoii Betrayer click here and hit the FOLLOW buttonI want you to still get my missives even when they come from a different camp.

Speaking of Faoii Betrayer.--I feel like I must remind you again that this battle is a hard one. I need you in this fight. I need you to pick up a new blade and join the campaign that’s going to get Faoii Betrayer published. The first campaign was hard enough that it almost killed me, and it was only a third as daunting as this one is. But I didn’t have followers, then. I didn’t have people who’d already read Kaiya’s tale and asked for more. I didn’t have an army. So I’m going to depend on you to make this happen. Prove to me that it’s worth it to you. Pick up your sword again and find more soldiers for this fight. It’s going to take all of us, Faoii. But we can do it. Let me hear your warcry!

And I promise--you’re going to want to meet Alana and follow her story of revolution in Faoii Betrayer. Click Here to read the first excerpt I have up (though it won’t mean much to you if you haven’t already finished The Last Faoii).  Or, if you want to just take that leap of faith, click here to pick up your new blade and add your battlecry to the growing choir. Wielders of the Eternal Blade get their name in the back of the finished product-- why not have your name go down in history like a true Faoii?

That’s it for now. I look forward to seeing you at our new camp. We’re going to make sure the world hears us this time. They will know us by the end of this.


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