Ladies and gentlemen...we are published!!
After four years of development, the first book of the Storm of Fury trilogy has been released! You can order it here on Inkshares or find it on Amazon! If you pre-ordered, you should already have your ebooks, and your physical copies have shipped out to you.
I want to thank everyone who supported me from the beginning of my campaign and endured the long road to publication. I can’t believe it’s finally here! I’ll have another update for you in a few weeks, detailing my next steps and how you can help bring Storm of Fury to new readers. In the meantime, thank you so much for everything, and enjoy the novel!
Storm of Fury eBook pre-orders are finally here!
While we’re still a week away from the official publication of SoF, and access to physical copies of the book, you can now download Storm of Fury from the email you received if you pre-ordered during the funding campaign two years ago. (Wow, two years? My, the time has flown by.)
It’s staggering to be here, only a week away, and see these emails go out. Thank you for supporting me and my book; it’s been an incredible journey and it’s only just beginning. In the next few months, as I focus on marketing SoF, I’ll be working on the finishing touches for SoF’s second novel. (Technically, this trilogy was supposed to be one book, so the next two will come out pretty quickly.)
I’ll send out another message next week to celebrate the official publication! If you did not receive an email with the eBook, email me or dm me through Inkshares and I’ll see if we can fix the issue.
Thank you so much!
Here we go.
Blue Water has now reached the front of the line at Inkshares. I first want to thank you all for your patience with the lack of updates since we reached our funding goal two Novembers ago. I know that it can be frustrating not hearing any new information. Believe me, that won’t be a problem anymore. Inkshares has been in contact quite often now that it’s our turn.
Here’s a quick overview of how it’s going to go from here. Currently, the novel has gone through the preliminary copy edit. The changes have been sent to me, and I’ve gone through them all and am sending the book back with notes on the changes. After that, Blue Water’s final manuscript will be sent back to me in the first week of February. The book’s final cover for the eBooks will be done and sent to you all to check out first in March, the full cover in April.
And the big date, the day the book is available to the public: June 5, 2018.
However, you guys are the backers. If it weren’t for each and every one of you (literally, we sold just barely over the goal to make Quill), none of this would be happening. So again, I have to thank you, not just for your patience, but for believing in a first time writer and a book you’ve never read. So, you guys won’t have to wait until the publish date, your copies will be mailed or available for download a few weeks early. The goal is that you guys all check it out first and tell your friends about it before release day. So I may have to call you you again to help spread the word again. We currently have sold 263 copies, and I’ve backed off selling during the information vacuum of 2017. My third thanks to all of you is to buy the book with no information on when you’d receive it. That is a hard sell, and you guys all came though. Now, I’m going to take the next six months and start the selling again. Luckily for you, you already bought it, so I won’t bug you (although it would make a great birthday gift for everyone you know.)
So three thanks to you all. Thank you, thank you, thank you. We’ll be in touch.
Now that we’re one month into release for "Skavenger’s Hunt," I wanted to send you all a quick update. Following the incredible amount of support both this summer and fall, along with the strong word of mouth from early readers, I’m happy to say the book’s debut has exceeded my most hopeful expectations.
Most gratifying, of course, has been the notes and reviews from you, the reader. When I set out to write this book, it was with the intent of telling a story I’d be proud to share with my grandchildren (like Harper and Jack below, apparently Hunter was off in the Cars 3 section). But seeing it receive such strong response not only from the middle reader and YA crowd, while also spreading its wings to adult readers, has been the very best holiday gift I could have imagined.
So again...thank you! If you’ve read the book and enjoyed it, please take a moment to write a one or two sentence review on both amazon.com and goodreads.com. As a best-selling author told me a few months ago, "the only thing harder than writing a book is getting someone to read it."
Happy Holidays everyone!