Hi, readers! Welcome to 2018, also known as the year this book will, at long last, be in your hands. There have been a few delays to contend with which were out of my control, but now things appear to be moving along and, to celebrate, eBooks are now on sale for $7.99! Right now Phantom Forest is the #19 best seller in its genre, but I’ll bet we can do a lot better than that in the coming months before the big release. So if you feel like snagging an extra copy for a friend, take advantage of that sale!
I’ll update everyone as soon as I have release dates, official artwork, and social media pages set up. There’s much to be done in the next few months, but it will be an exciting process! Will keep everyone posted. Till then, enjoy the promise of an awesome new year and stay warm!
Hello, readers. Long time no write!
By now, you should have received an email letting you know that you’re getting a refund for pre-ordering my book, Witherfist. Sadly, this isn’t a mistake. I’ve decided not to go ahead with publishing Witherfist at this time.
Since successfully hitting funding of Witherfist in January of this year, I’ve come to a realisation. The book needs a lot of work and a lot of time before it’s in a position to hand to a publisher, let alone to send out to wonderful readers like yourself. Not knowing how long that will be, I don’t feel comfortable asking you to wait, not when you’ve already parted with your money, and so I have made the decision to request that Inkshares refund all of you.
Whether you preordered the book because you genuinely liked the story of Witherfist, or because you wanted to support me, either as a friend or as a fellow author and Inkshares community member, I’m incredibly grateful. Having so many people rally behind this book - and me - really was amazing. You’ve all given me the confidence to share my writing with the world, and I can’t thank you enough for that.
Thanks again for all of your support.
Please let me know if you have any issues receiving your refund.
I have big news today, both good and bad. For the good, Storm of Fury has finally entered production! While I still don’t have an official publishing date, the wheels are now in motion to make that happen, and I’m looking forward to working with Inkshares to finally bring this book to you! Thank you for your patience.
Now for the bad news...unfortunately, Inkshares is unwilling to publish Storm of Fury in its full form. Because of this, I’ve actually had to split my book into three separate novels, each around 100k words. So, the book I’m publishing now is Storm of Fury: Winds of Legend, part one of this trilogy. However, because you readers invested in a massive, epic fantasy book, I will make sure that you get the next two parts either free, or at a heavy discount, because you deserve to get the story you paid for.
I do not know if I will be publishing the next two parts through Inkshares, but considering that they were part of a larger whole, they are basically ready to go. The next to novels will come out not long after SoF:WoL, so you won’t have to wait long.
The next time I’m here, I hope to have a publishing date for you, at last!
Thank you all for your continued support and patience,
Why OF COURSE I have not forgotten you, how could I? Just wanted to shoot everyone a little update - we’re still in the production queue, with a few books ahead of Phantom Forest that were greenlit prior to mine. The queue looks to be moving ahead though, so once they’ve assigned me a copy editor we’ll be in the home stretch. What I’ve discovered throughout this process is that hybrid publishing often takes just as long as traditional publishing does, from final manuscript submission to seeing the work in stores! So I wanted to say thanks to all for your patience.
In the meantime: I know a lot of folks who pre-ordered the book work in Film/TV, and a few of you have asked for full reads. If you want to go about this process all officially and make an inquiry, feel feel to visit the book’s properties page: https://www.inkshares.com/books/the-phantom-forest/properties/wow