I am delighted — elated — overjoyed to announce that Fairies and Fireflies is available in both kindle and print with illustrations by Sara Anderson. We’re slowly getting Sara to illustrate all our books, both past and upcoming. If you own an eversion of Fairies and Fireflies, and would like to up grade to the illustrated version, just drop me a line at firstname.lastname@example.org and let me know what format works best for you, and I’ll be happy to send you the new version.
I’m so excited! I just got the final layout for the illustrated version of Fairies and Fireflies, and it’s wonderful. I also got the layout for Child of Promise, but since that’s a Christmas story (sort of), I should probably hold off publishing the new version until late November – which is going to be hard, because it’s gorgeous.
Slowly, slowly, all my books are going to be illustrated. Meanwhile, the Work in Progress is going slowly, but that’s ok for right now.
Vivienne Mathews and I were just interviewed on the Indy Book Rebels podcast, about writing and marketing children’s books. Unedited, it’s about 2 hours – Vivienne had some problems with her phone line dropping out. I got to read A Princess for Tea from Dragons and Dreams, and it was very well received. Vivienne read an adorable story in rhyme called Jax and Mack, which is available on Kindle. She also has a middle-grade series called The Sons of Masguard – the first book is free on the kindle – the series sounds really cute (I just downloaded book 1) so check out her books.
and don’t forget to listen to the podcast! it’s at http://www.blogtalkradio.com /indiebookrebels and you’ll get to hear me read A Princess for Tea!
If you’d like to see the books in person, we’ll be merchanting at Squire’s Tourney in Lansing Michigan on May 31, and at the Meet on Main Street in Whitmore Lake, MI on June 7 (12-4).
Best news of all for science fiction fans, Larry Smith, Booksellers, will be having copies of my books available at various conventions, including DetCon1, this year’s NASFIC. See Larry Smith, Booksellers, for their convention schedule.
Thank you to everyone who downloaded Heart of Rock yesterday, during our Freebooksy campaign. By this morning, it was #224 in total free books, and (ta-da!)
#1 in Kindle Store > Kindle eBooks > Children’s eBooks > Fairy Tales, Folk Tales & Myths
Best of all, I got two new reviews, one by an Amazon top 500 reviewer. Both new reviews seem to really “get” what I was trying to do with Heart of Rock, which is as rare as it is gratifying.
Just a reminder, that it’s also free today, April 16. Then it goes up to full price, $2.99. If you do download it, please leave a review on Amazon!
We are delighted to announce that Wyrm Tales Press will be appearing at the Fairy Festival in Jackson, MI on April 26-27. We will have printed copies of all our books there, including the new Heart of Rock, with a beautiful new cover by Todd Hamilton and illustrations by Annette Tremblay.
We will also have fairy tale themed book charms, including WTP covers, by Southwest Sky Jewelry.
That’s the North Woods Community College, a Society for Creative Anachronism event, this Saturday, April 5. For more information and directions, see the event site: https://sites.google.com/site/northwoodscommunitycollege/
There will be ARCs of Heart of Rock available there!
Heidi Garrett, herself a writer of fairy tales, has been reviewing my books on her blog. Both reviews include some of her favorite quotes.
The review for Dragons and Dreams is wonderful – probably the best review I’ve had.
Today, she reviewed Fairies and Fireflies, and also reprints an interview I did with some of my wonderful Italian fans.
In May, she’ll review Heart of Rock.
I just received the PDF layout of Heart of Rock with illustrations, and I’m meeting with the cover artist this afternoon. I had said that this year would be the year that I would focus on getting stories illustrated, and I’m delighted with the way Heart of Rock is coming out. I worked with a professional editor on this one, and a professional layout artist, and it’s going to be spectacular. Watch for it by April 1, if not before. If you’re not signed up for our newsletter, see the page under “Contact Us” for information on how to sign up – there will be a special introductory price for newsletter members!
Dragons and Dreams will be free in eformat for one day only, February 17, on Amazon.