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
Happy Holidays to all of my amazing friends and supporters!
As this year comes to a close, I want to thank you all again for your generous contributions towards making Curio Citizen a reality. I also want to give you all a brief update on what’s happening in the publishing process.
As of now, I am still waiting to begin the process of editing, cover creation, and everything else that needs to happen in order to get Curio Citizen ready for bookshelves. Inkshares has many books currently in production, but I’ve heard through the grapevine that they are nearly finished with their current round of books, and after the new year will begin focusing on the next batch, which I’m happy to say, includes Curio Citizen.
I still don’t have an estimated publication date, but as promised, I will continue to give you all updates as soon as I know more. Thank you many times over for making 2017 a sparkling year in my life. Hopefully, 2018 will reward your generosity by sending a copy of Curio Citizen your way!
Much love to all and Happy New Year!
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!
I’m sitting at my desk this lovely morning, watching the snow fall out the window of my mountainside home and feeling very grateful for all of you. This update is coming a little later than usual, and for that, I apologize. I was waiting to hear back on a few points so that this update could be a bit more substantial than the last few. And, it will be!
I have multiple exciting updates to share with you!
1) Developmental Edit Progress
Since my update at the end of October, I have concluded another round of developmental edit rewrites. The book is now back in the hands of my editor. He is going through one more time (he estimates this will take about two weeks), and then he plans to send the book to a beta-reader to get some third-party, objective feedback. We will then use that feedback to do one more pass before forwarding the book to a copy-editor.
2) Title change
While I like The Walls are Closing In (and we may still use it as a tagline for the book), we have decided that a different title is more marketable, provides a bit of mystery, and is catchier for the future selling of property rights (fingers crossed).
So, without further ado, the new title is:
3) Genre Change
We are making a few changes to the plot and market the book as YA(Young Adult). This will only marginally change the story but will double the audience. It allows us to not only market the book to fans of books such as 1984, Fahrenheit 541, and The Handmaid’s Tale, but also to fans of books such as The Hunger Games and Divergent.
3) Release Date!
The book has been assigned a tentative release date and an ISBN number (this second part is probably not exciting to anyone but me).
The Seclusion is currently set to publish on:
October 2, 2018!
This is a bit later than I had hoped, but I am beyond thrilled that there is an official trajectory. Between now and then I will be doing everything in my power to ensure that the launch is a success.
One last note - the first two chapters on the book’s page have been updated to reflect the changes that we have been making. Feel free to check them out!
Until next time,
Hello Adventure Readers! It has been a year since my adventure novel "Wings of the Pirate" hit the funding goal with Inkshares. In that time, I wrote, had the manuscript edited, commissioned original cover artwork and had the cover designed for my newest novel "Africa Tusk". Thank you all for following the project on Inkshares, but if I waited for them to get the project done, I would still be sittin’ on my hands ... If you are interested in reading the completed book (at least check out the cover - a fantastic job done by a young man of 16 years!), check it out on www.Amazon.com at this link:
Good Luck to everyone with their writing and keep getting your stories out there!!
Eric H. Heisner
Hello Adventure Readers,
Well, the updates on "Wings of the Pirate" have been few and far between as it seems Inkshares is bogged down with a backlog of titles. I hear rumors that there are less than a dozen books ahead of me in line yet (better than 40 ahead of me about this time last year!) I will keep pushing Inkshares for a Publishing Date. They have released quite a few books this year that are nicely put together.
Well, if you thought it would be another Christmas without a new novel from your favorite Adventure writer, here’s some news - If I happen to be in the top 10 of your favorite Adventure/Western writers, this is great news!
Over the past year, I have been working on a contemporary African adventure tale that touches on the crime of ivory poaching and the possible use of drones as an anti-poaching tool. Get your safari garb on, grab a beverage and enjoy a good old fashioned adventure story - "Africa Tusk" is now available for purchase!
Get your copy at:
I will keep on Inkshares and push them to get "Wings of the Pirate" in your reading hands soon. Thank you all for your understanding and support!
Eric H. Heisner