Updated: May 11
By the time this blog posts, my new novel "The Forbidden Scrolls" will be out in the world (or at least the U.S.). It's been an amazing journey so far, and it's hardly done considering that this will be book one of a trilogy. But I wanted to take a minute to give thanks to a few people who have helped along the way.
First off, I need to give a huge thanks to my mom, Betsy Carola. She's been a huge cheerleader, going so far as to set up both this site and my Facebook pages. She's re-Tweeted every post about my books with the love that only a mother's devotion could give. And I'm extremely thankful for her support.
Additionally, my fellow independent author and aunt N.W. Moors has been an invaluable resource as I try to navigate this new adventure. For those that are interested in fantasy romance novels, I recommend giving her books a read.
The massive writing community on Twitter. The number of fellow authors that I've encountered that are all in the same boat I am. Sometimes it feels like we're all screaming into the void. Luckily, we're at least all hearing each other's echo. And having that common ground makes it one of the most supportive communities that I've ever been a part of.
A special shout out to the entire "Ocean's Crew" on Twitter. What started out as a random Twitter thread gone completely haywire has turned into a group of lifetime friends. They are some of the most supportive and wonderful people I've ever met. And one of them has my heart. So that's pretty cool. And yes, we still take over every thread that we are invited into.
I also want to thank everyone who read my first book, "The Stairs in the Woods." It's been an amazing journey over the last year. I never thought that I'd release a book, never mind a second one with at least two more on the way. And if people continue to read them and I still have stories to tell, I plan on still writing.
As for this book...
The eBook will drop at midnight in whatever timezone you are in. Also at midnight, I will push publish on the paperback version. Hopefully Amazon reviews and approves it by the time I wake up in the morning. The draft has been sitting online and ready to go for weeks now just tempting me to push that button. For those of you that preordered this book... my words cannot express my gratitude. Knowing that there were some people excited enough to buy my novel before it even came out is an amazing feeling. And I Jumped and screamed like a little kid each time I saw a new presale pop up on my dashboard.
I hope you all enjoy your time on the continent of Teren'vei. I'm already pretty deep into the first draft of book 2, and I'm excited to be able to get back to it once I calm down a bit from the excitement of this book launch.
In the meantime, may the Lady of Divine Light shine upon you all...