Author Services

8 Aug

Editing to Perfection

For the first time, for my third novel, I have enlisted the help of a woman who delivers author services. Her name is C.L. Cannon and her website is here. She is also an author and her website is here. I found her through another author, Melissa E. Beckwith that I converse with every now and then. Her website is here. I recommend her fantasy books. They are available on Amazon here. She has two books in her series available.

Author services provide a means for authors to get their latest book out and noticed more. I will be providing her with Advanced Reader Copies (ARC) mid-August. This is my deadline for getting Stoc finalised. I am currently pouring through the second draft. This is a lot of work people!  The first draft is relatively easy. Moving toward final draft is where you decide which of your children get in the life raft. Not really as harsh as that but sometimes it is difficult to cut and slash. My dialogue tends to drift toward banter and I need to tighten that up. And confirm continuity and that I don’t break/change anything from the first two novels.

Stoc

Stoc: Volume Three

The release date for Stoc remains August 31st, 2017. 

I have the week off work to get myself situated. So wish me luck. And mourn for the parts I shred…lol.

Ciao!

Canadian Military Family Magazine

20 Mar

I am pleased to report that the Canadian Military Family Magazine (cmfmag.ca) has done a piece on me under their Avid Reader section. It’s a lovely two paged glossy write up with a section on me and a section where I got to recommend novels that inspire me. I have no idea where you can get the magazine if you are interested – especially outside of Canada. I do know in Barrhaven you can pick it up at the Sobey’s Grocery Store for free by the door. Unfortunately, we haven’t seen the latest issue there yet.

Here’s a pic of the inside. Sure hope this is legal to post here!

GOLD winner of the Dan Poytner’s Global eBook Awards 2016

14 Aug

GEbA_GoldI admit to some degree of surprise but I am very honoured to have been recognised as the winner of GOLD in the category of Fantasy/Other Worlds in the Dan Poynter’s Global eBook Awards 2016 for Duilleog. Duilleog was my first novel in the New Druids series and a novel I wrote to fulfil a long-held desire to see my name on a novel. Now having published book two, and working on number three, I can only wonder how writing has become such a passion. If you haven’t read my two novels, please do so. And leave a review on Amazon and Goodreads!

I wrote Duilleog sometime ago and went through all the pain indie writers go through. Writing the novel was the easy part – it was the formatting, rules, publishing challenges, etc that plagued me. It took me nearly half a year to simply figure out the how of publishing. Craobh took me only nine months start to finish. Stoc will be about the same.

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

Ottawa Bytown Market

27 Jul

For anyone in Ottawa: I will be selling trade paperbacks versions of The New Druids series novels Duilleog and Craobh on August 7th from 10am to 4pm at the Ottawa Bytown Market. I will be happily signing them as well. The Bytown Market is a thriving business area and hosts a wide variety of vendors and the like. The City of Ottawa graciously provides an area for Ottawa authors to sell their novels. Free for the asking for vendor space.

The following week on August 13th, I will be at the Author’s Market at the Ottawa Parkdale outdoor market from 10am to 4pm (provided I have books left to sell). This is another City of Ottawa run event and they have provided me space with any other Ottawa author who cares to participate.

If you were waiting for a chance to get your hands on the book and hate eBooks, this is your chance. I will only have two dozen of each novel so get there early and maybe do a little produce shopping at the surrounding booths.

I hope to see you there!

Lastly, I’ve chosen my logo! Thanks to everyone that voted!

Copper Penny Publishing Logo

Copper Penny Publishing Logo