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Stoc Update

Stoc

Stoc: Volume Three

I want to provide a quick update on the status of Stoc, Volume 3 of the New Druids series. I have now completed my first revision and I am close to finishing my second revision. Overall, I am extremely pleased with Stoc. Final revision starts on the weekend and I will be able to put the final version up prior to release on August 31st. The paperback version will follow soon after.

Stoc is out in an Advanced Readers Copy (ARC) thanks to C.L. Cannon, my publicist. I’ll send her an updated copy soon before reviews happen.

Here’s the blurb from Amazon:

The Draoi school has formed and Will and Nadine Arbor have begun to expose their powers to the realm of Belkin.

Lord Protector John Healy has made a deal with a foreign force to secure his base of power. Turgany will initiate a civil war that will drive Will to have to decide how his draoi can protect the harmony in the Realm.

Gaea, Erebus and the Church will come together in direct conflict, the result of which will determine the future for all. All life in Belkin teeters in the balance. Only Will and the draoi can hope to save the world.

Return to Turgany County and the realm of Belkin. A quiet land now in open rebellion against a tyrant and powers beyond understanding.

This is a story of how one young man and his students will change the world.


This is the third volume in the award winning New Druids series. Duilleog is the first volume, and Craobh is the second volume. Both novels are gold and bronze medal winners in the Global eBook Awards for 2016 and 2017, respectively.

Pick up your pre-sale copy today so you have this latest chapter in your hands as soon as it is released.

Edit: I forgot to mention, my website moved quite painlessly over to my Canadian host. Huzzah!

Stoc: Revision Edit

Stoc

Stoc: Volume Three

I’ve been working ten to twelve hour days this week since Monday (today is Thursday) focused on the revision edit of Stoc. A revision edit (not sure if that’s a real term or not – it’s what I use) is my second pass through the novel. It allows me to discover flaws and correct typos and the like. Essentially I am reading the novel for the first time. I’ve given myself until August 15th to complete this critical revision.

Once that is complete it will be sent out as an ARC.

After that comes the final revision. I love the final revision. It’s when the novel is polished.

Big shout out to my goofy dog Woody who has been bugging me non-stop at home while I do the revision work.

 

Ciao

Author Services

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!

Stoc: First Draft Completed

Stoc

Stoc: Volume Three

Well, readers, I’m very pleased to announce that the first draft of Stoc, Volume Three of the New Druids series is now complete. I just wrapped it up and now begin the arduous process of cleaning it up and getting it to the final draft.

Like my other novels, I have finished them while relaxing at a cottage by a lake. This time in lovely Prince Edward Island. I am pleased with this latest novel and very happy with where the story is taking itself. I feel I am merely the conduit for a story that needs to be written. The characters speak for themselves and I merely dictate the words.

Stoc takes the journey down to a climactic confrontation and sets the stage for the next novel, Freamhaigh. The current story arc will complete and then I can pursue other ventures in Belkin.

I have hired a PR lady this time and I am very excited. I will be getting ARC copies out mid-August and will have Stoc up for sale end-August.

Back to my wine.

Ciao!

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