GeBA Bronze Award 2017

13 Aug

I am pleased to announce that my second novel, Craobh, is the winner of the BRONZE medal in the  Dan Poynter’s Global eBook Awards (GeBA) 2017 in the category of Fantasy/Other Worlds. Craobh is the second novel in the New Druids series. If you haven’t read my two novels, please do so. And leave a review on Amazon and Goodreads!

Last year I won GOLD in the same category for my first novel, Duilleog.

Thanks to the judges over at Dan Poynter’s. You honour me, again.

Duilleog: Gold Award Judge’s Comment

22 Sep

Duilleog eBook Cover August 2016_GOLDSo, the Dan Poynter’s Global eBook Awards 2016 sent me one of the comments from the judges who awarded me Gold in the category Fantasy/Other World Fiction. Here is what one of the judges said:

“A well crafted story, complex and deep. The characters are well presented and developed. I found almost no errors, and reading was a pleasure. Looking forward to the next in the series.”

A very nice comment, I think.

I am working on Stoc, the Third Volume in the New Druids Series. The outline is completed and the writing framework done. I’m pretty excited about the storyline. I knew where the current story arc of Will Arbor would lead – I always have – but discovering the actual journey is so exciting. I didn’t know the details I would finally imagine and now that I have I can’t wait to put it in words. Stoc will complete the Will Arbor storyline and open up the world beyond Belkin for future storylines. And believe me, I have other storylines!

Note: Craobh has been nominated for the Global Ebook Awards 2017. I hope I have the same judge! Wish me good fortune in August 2017.

Global Ebook Awards 2016 and Duilleog Second Edition

4 Feb
Duilleog cover with Global Ebook Award Nominee badge.

Duilleog cover with Global Ebook Award Nominee badge.

Awards Nomination

Duilleog is now nominated for the Dan Poynter’s Global EBook Awards for 2016  in the category Fantasy/Other World Fiction. Winners will be announced in August 2016. Until then I get bragging rights. Not sure what else to say other than Amazon, Smashwords and Kobo have all been updated to reflect the nomination. The updated book cover looks like the media added to this post. Its nice – but not yet a bronze, silver or gold badge. And yes, I need stinking badges! Or if you prefer the Blazin’ Saddles version. Or my favourite version from the movie UHF. But I digress.

Duilleog, A New Druids Series novel, Volume One

Good News! Everyone who purchased Duilleog Edition One from Amazon will soon be pushed the Second Edition! I had to work with Amazon on this. It was my first time and it was rather simple. Big shout out AGAIN to Steve Chase for his notes he drafted that led to Edition Two. I simply handed those notes into Amazon and they accepted that as evidence of the changes. Amazon is not a bad company at all and they protect buyers and sellers. It would be nothing for someone to scam Amazon by selling something and then pushing out new versions all under the auspices of a new edition. So I had to show where the changes were. Amazon breaks it down as follows:

  1. Corrections to distracting errors. If we find only minor corrections,  we won’t notify customers by e-mail, but we’ll activate their ability to update the content through the “Manage Your Content and Devices” page on Amazon.com.
  2. Corrections to destructive or critical errors. If we find major corrections, we’ll alert the customers who already own your book via email. These customers have the option to use the “Manage Your Content and Devices” page on Amazon.com to receive your book updates.
  3. Corrections to critical errors needed. If we find more major corrections are needed, we will temporarily remove your book from sale. We’ll notify you of the issues we found so you can fix them. Once the improvements are made, just let us know and we’ll email customers just like we do for major corrections.

I should know in seven days or less which of the above corrections categories they select and let everyone know here. It should be #2 because I moved the Craobh excerpt into Duilleog as an Epilogue. That was “destructive”. heh.

For those that bought the trade paperback version: I will put the Epilogue up here for you to read once I release Craobh.