Hello Everyone! I apologize for the long delay...as with many others here, life has been taking its toll. But! The writing goes on! Talkers has made it to over 300 preorders and can be published through the "light" option with Quill, but I am still hoping to press on and reach 750( and everything that comes with it). If you haven't checked it out yet, please do, and to everyone who has already preordered--thank you, thank you.

Also, I want to let you know that the verterbrae bone went to a lovely young lady in Virginia (who asked to remain anonymous...she knows how alluring owning a bone can be...) and I hope it is happy in its new home.

Lastly, I have saved tons of credits and will always preorder back (even when I don't have them). If anyone wants to swap preorders, or just get some support, pitch me or preorder! I check my emails, updates and alerts every day. Love to you all and thanks for supporting Talkers!

Best,

Janna

I just wanted to thank you all for your incredible support. With your help, I hope to stay in the Top 20 for the next two days, until the competition finishes on September 30th. Now for some updates:

Exciting news- Talkers was featured on the very talented Laura Bynum's blog "Words on the Outside." If you want to hear me read one of my favorite chapters check it out. Even if you don't, check out her page, she is doing wonderful work for independent writers!!

 Here it is on youtube:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BmHOLRYeOXU&feature=em-upload_owner

And here it is on the referring, author index page:
https://wordsontheoutside.wordpress.com/authorindex/


If you haven't preordered yet, but are thinking about it, don't forget that for every new preorder placed from now until the end of the contest, you will be entered into a raffle for a REAL HUMAN VERTEBRAE BONE!

As to the future, I am still hoping to somehow make the 750 copies needed to bring Talkers to the ebook format. All preorders will count towards that, so if you have any extra credits, please consider using them to bring this dream to life (also, for other Inkshares writers, I have been saving my credits to be able to preorder back, let's try to get all of the submissions to the contest published!!) 

And lastly, instead of posting another chapter, I am leaving you with a glimpse of the work-in-progress for Talker's new cover art, by the extremely talented NY based artist Fernando Garcia:


  

 Apparently a lot of other people like bones too!! Thanks everyone for the multiple preorders, if you made one today, up until the end of the contest (September 30th!), your name will be entered in a raffle to win one of my prized possessions...a REAL human vertebrae bone!!  

For every copy you order, you will get another entry and a better chance to win! So keep 'em comin' and again, thank you all so much for your support already. I have been overwhelmed. Love to you all and have a great weekend!!

  

20211221 085705 CoRy Wyszynski · Author · added about 7 years ago
Congrats on 14th Janna. Hopefully, I kept it warm for you. I look forward to seeing you rise even farther.  Time to go for the jugular. 

EXCITING NEWS- I have decided to raffle off something very near and dear to my heart (figuratively and literally in some odd way...and believe me this was not an easy thing to decide to do). Anyone who orders from tomorrow (9/25) until the final day of the contest (9/30) will have their name placed in a hat. Each order will count, so if you order 3, your name will be put in 3 times etc. And the prize will be....one of my favorite items from my personal collection... A REAL human vertebrae bone!!!

And don't fret, I will post a picture tomorrow.

In other, less exciting news:

Hello dear readers! I am sorry for the lapse in updates; I just started a new job this week and have been focusing on recruiting more fine people to help Talkers stay in the top 20...and it seems to have worked! I just want to thank you all for your efforts--we just moved from 17th place to 14th place!! 

If you haven't ordered yet, please think about it (if the bone isn't something you are interested in and you win the raffle, I will offer a choice of several other items, from jewelry to a Starbuck's gift card. Don't worry, I get it, not everyone goes for the stuff I do and I'll make sure you win something to your taste!). Or, if you have credits or are just feeling generous, please go for it! 

Your support really means the world to me. I was so afraid to put my work out there that I almost didn't participate in the contest at all. Now, no matter what happens, and even if I don't make my goal in November, I will not give up! 

I will be sending out a short new excerpt in just a moment and hope you will enjoy/leave comments/have a wonderful evening!!

So much love,

Janna

Picture Rick Heinz · Author · edited about 7 years ago
Since there is no other way: (Not a lot of avenues or other ways to message each other): Email me Janna: Crankybolt@gmail.com
Picture Rick Heinz · Author · added about 7 years ago
Hey! I grabbed your book a while ago :). Hit me up in email. (It's on your reader dashboard). Let's talk!

Hello everyone! Thank you so much for all of your support! Just letting you know that another Chapter of The Talkers are Talking is up, and in case you missed it last week--a violent snippet from a chapter later on in the story. 

Falling behind in the rankings, but to be honest, I'm so amazed at how generous everyone has been already! Had been contemplating giving up on this story over a year ago, but you have all helped me to keep at it. 

If you haven't pre-ordered yet, please take a moment to think about it (I will pre-order back!!), and if you have, thank you, thank you. Much love! ~Janna

https://www.inkshares.com/projects/the-talkers-are-talking

Userphoto5 original Erin Marie · Reader · edited over 7 years ago · 1 like
Wonderful read that draws you in immediately. Can't wait to see what happens next!