Hello dearest readers!
The Love Fool production process has been going smoothly thanks to the Inkshares team.
First: Many of you may have noticed, I’ve recently posted the official book cover for The Love Fool. (For fellow writers, the cover was designed by the team talented team at CoverKitchen.) It’s a total deviation from my temporary photo, and I like it because it’s a better representation of what is written inside.
I’m writing this as I begin the final review of the official print proof of The Love Fool. And it’s hitting me again: THIS IS REALLY HAPPENING. Wow! In a couple of months, my book will be in your hands and hopefully we’ll all find ways to discuss it.
With that said, The Love Fool is now listed on Goodreads – so if you are a member of Goodreads, please add The Love Fool to your “To Read” list - and be sure to follow my author profile. Of course, if you are a member of other online book reader websites, please do share – and I will make sure The Love Fool is on it.
Note: An official The Love Fool website is coming soon.
Guys! It is an awesome feeling to see The Love Fool popping up on online bookseller websites including Amazon, Barnes & Noble, IndieBound, Hudson Booksellers, and Canada’s Indigo. And I hope to see the book on store shelves too – I’ll definitely be working on that, folks.
Nervous. Excited. Anxious. Cannot Wait!
As one of my favorite denizens of Terry Pratchett’s Discworld would say, "I aten’t dead."
I’ve just been busy editing a certain someone’s novel in progress as they finish up the first draft before passing it on to their developmental editor. I also hit a wall with Grimalkin and my anthology. In fact, a week ago I was ready to give up. I went back to basics with a story outline, realized I had a solid plot after all (two in fact) and completed a new chapter after a months long bout of writer’s block. Chapter 2 is now up and available to read on Inkshares, and Chapter 3 is well under way.
Today is a great day, thanks to you, and Inkshares.
I can honestly say I wouldn’t be where I am without the experience I had working with Inkshares on Sunshine is Forever. I have had both negative and positive experiences with the company, but I know their editorial process really improved my writing and taught me a ton. I want to thank Inkshares and all of you for supporting me with this book. You helped elevate me to the next level.
I’ve been querying to get a writing agent for 7 years. Well, I can finally announce that I have officially accepted representation with Jennifer Soloway at Andrea Brown Lit. I am thrilled! Here’s to a long and prosperous writing career!
I appreciate all of you! Don’t forget to review Sunshine is Forever on AMAZON!
Kyle T. Cowan
Faoii! I have updates!
I know I said I wasn’t going to call you back to barracks for another month, but then I got 2 exciting missives and I had to share them with you! Here we go!
First, I just got an e-mail and a 5-Star Review from the incredibly talented Jerry Oltion (Click to see his Wikipedia page). Oltion has won the Nebula Award, the Seiun Award, the Endeavor Award, has been nominated for the Hugo Award twice, and he enjoyed our story, Faoii. Look at this review he gave:
Gah! Doesn’t that just make you want to lift your sword and bash a Croeli over the head with it? Let me hear your battlecry, Faoii!
Second, I’ve been asked by AMAfeed to host a Q&A session on January 26. It will run for 48 hours (starting at 6 p.m.) and I’ll be answering the questions live, but you can post anything you want ahead of time if you’re not sure you’re going to be available on those days. I’d be happy to talk about basically anything you can think of-- after all, AMA stands for Ask Me Anything!
Here’s the link for that. I’ll remind you all again before the date, but definitely share that info with any aspiring authors you have out there. A year ago, I was right where they are. Maybe I can help them like so many of you have helped me.
That’s it for now, Faoii. Keep those shields up. I’ll talk to you again soon.