10 Days!

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Apologies for the radio silence. I’ve been meaning to come here, but I’ve also had to battle huge deadlines. Most of my time has been taken up by my second book, The First Covenant. And finally, yes finally, it’s almost ready for launch.

The big day is 09/18/2017.

Yes! In ten more days the second book in the Dark Universe series will be out. The manuscript has done the usual rounds. It came back from the Beta readers (they loved it), and from the editor and proofreader (again, good stuff), and now I’m putting the final formatting together.

I’m excited to see how this one does. The first book has been getting lots of love, unexpected I might add, from readers. I’m grateful. And I’m worried that the second might not be as good. My wise writer friends who have been at this longer, say that’s to be expected. I just have to ignore the doubts and push on. So, I’ve been taking their advice and working on silencing that inner critic and pessimist. Who knew there was so much more to writing than just writing?

So . . . handling that inner critic. I figured, the best way would be to divert my attention. And what better diversion is there than to start working on the third book? So, that’s what I’ve been doing — working on a good outline for Part III. It’s probably going to be a long one, the third. It’s most definitely going to be fun and quite complex.

I’ve also been finalizing its cover, which brings me to . . .  Cover Reveal!

Yup, the cover reveal of Book 3 is coming soon. It will be here and it will be next week. So hang in there . . . exciting times are coming.

The First Covenant is 95% complete!

This summer has been crazy. Family vacations, swim team meets, camps and dropoffs . . . the usual stuff. Then, on top of all that I have a deadline. September 18–that’s the BIG date when the second book comes out.

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So you can imagine, I’ve been working at a feverish pace to get things wrapped up. Happy to report that I’m only a few thousand words away from finishing up Book 2. Then it goes off to beta readers and my editor and then finally to my readers.

That’s the cover for the book, by the way, made by the fantastic Gergo Pocsai. I love that landscape he’s drawn for this cover, don’t you?

I’ll be back soon with more, hopefully another excerpt from the upcoming book. Until then, keep reading!