The time has come. It’s been seven years since my first two YA Fantasy, Parallel and The Immortal Darkness were released. Book two has floundered though book one did well. I have received some great reviews. My favourite, mostly because I don’t know the person, was from someone called S Newton.
December 16, 2012
I’ve made almost enough from Amazon to receive a check for a hundred dollars and the Smashwords version has added another fifty. That’s the reality of a writers life.
In those seven years, I’ve attended seminars, joined a writing group, *Waves at Vision Writers, read much, and written thousands and thousands of words. I have learned so much from the writing community, particularly over the last couple of years as I worked on a different project, Harmony. I’ve seen more of Australia than ever before and fallen in love with the country more and more. (The country, not the politicians.)
But like all good things when they get old, a good freshen up and relaunch will remind people I’m still around. I never completed the last book, too busy working, worrying and learning how to carve words into beautiful stories. Now, to quote Gough, It’s time.
Soon I will be relaunching the Kasdtien Cycle series as Novella’s, with refreshed content, taking account of seven years of feedback and learning, with brand new artwork, and some spit and polish.
There will be five novellas, because novellas are more popular for Young Adult right now. Each book will be approximately 40000 words, the last to be written December 9th 2018 is the as yet unreleased conclusion. It will be named One, (Because that’s how I roll.) The old books will be pulled down before hand, so if you want a copy of the old form get in quick here. The new set is called the Parallel Cycle, Book one Parallel will be relaunched among much fanfare, on Amazon, and there’ll be giveaways and fun stuff all along the way.
I am planning to release each one monthly, beginning with Parallel, 9th August 2018, mark it in your calendar.
Over the next couple of month’s I’m heading to a writers retreat, writing every chance I get, all while travelling the countryside and blogging about weird shit I see, and generally keeping my head above water. So if you’ve read Parallel before, help support a poor struggling author and download the new version in August to see what’s new, help get the word out, review it when released and give me a hug when the black dog bites..
I feel my writing gives an Australian voice to the Spec Fiction scene and the occasional, “I like it,” is always appreciated.
Release dates are as follows.
Parallel 29th of August 2018
Kasdt, 21st of September 2018
The Immortal Darkness 19th of October 2018
Kasdtien 12th of November 2018
One 9th of December 2018, (Happy birthday to me.)
Stay tuned people, more info will come in the lead up to launch. Including cover reveals and prizes.
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Addendum read the next post for the official updates.