I am a Published Author!

So it’s official – I published the short story ‘The Archmage’s Eclipse’ this week – which makes me a published author. Four people bought it too. Ok, so I was one, my mom was the second, and two friends make up the total. But hey, it’s a start! You can find it here: Book on Amazon.

I’m still waiting on feedback for my main story, ‘The Summoner and the Seer’ and hope to publish that by the end of this month. In the meantime, I got to work out all the kinks in going from a Word document to an actual ebook and print version. I learned all sorts of stuff that I never really thought about until I began to travel this road. Who knew there were multiple options when saving a PDF?

I’ve also begun writing another short story, a SciFi one this time, that will introduce a new series. Don’t worry, I still plan to write the sequel to ‘The Summoner and the Seer’ first. I already have it roughly sketched out, and should begin writing on it once book 1 is out.

I’m going to use this week of lingering 80 degree (F) weather to bask in the heat and write. I hope everyone else enjoys what is left of the summer, and hope those affected by Hurricane Harvey get the help they need to recover quickly.

6 thoughts on “I am a Published Author!”

  1. Way to Go. I look forward to the reading the complete book 1. I noticed you seem to change between Jenine and Janine as the female character who betrayed Radliffe, which is correct?

  2. Whoops, how embarrassing! Apparently I started off with Jenine and later changed it to Janine. I think my subconscious liked the natural Janine spelling more and went with it. Plus it seems the spelling checker likes it better. Since she didn’t appear much in the book, I didn’t have her name on my list of names and how to spell them. I guess it’s time to do a revision! 😉

    That wasn’t the only name I had trouble with as I mentioned in one of my blogs. I went through a month stretch where Nalani kept being written as Nalini. Even after correcting them as I went, I still had many instances at the end that needed global search and replaced.

    A clear lesson to have every name on a master list and do searches at the end.

    You’ll be happy to note, there’s now a revision 2 that fixes the issue. Thanks for letting me know! 🙂

  3. Sorry to bother you, but I don’t know where I posted this question. Is there a place other then Amazon to get this book. I prefer Kobo or any Epub file so I can transfer to KOBO. Thank you for your previous quick reply. What I read of the sample chapter was intriguing and I look forward to reading it. Thanks.

  4. I’m glad you enjoyed the sample. 🙂

    Right now the ebook is only available in the Kindle Unlimited program which makes it exclusive to Amazon. This program is great for new authors to gain exposure, but it does mean the book can’t be in other stores like Kobo. This won’t always be the case as I learn more about this end of publishing and marketing, but I don’t have a current date for when that will happen. I’ll be sure to send out mail when it does though. You can buy the paperback version off Amazon, but it’s a bit pricey. There might also be a Kindle app available for your ereader device. I’m sorry I can’t be of more help.

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