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RELEASE THE KELPIE!!
...well, soon-ish anyway...
As is life, there is a mixed basket of news on this.
First, the pre-orders for the book have been great! I'm so thrilled... and thank you to everyone who has already ordered a copy!! Seriously, pre-orders are a HUGE help to authors. It makes us stand out to vendors and suppliers...so if you still plan on getting a copy, please feel free to order it from whoever your favorite vendor is.
Less fortunately, we had to change printers to meet the demands for THE KELPIE, so the official release date had to be pushed back until December 17. Which, considering I've long had the release party set for December 7th and other events happening before the 17th, it could have been a disaster.
But because Kate Kaynak and SHP are awesome, I'm getting a very limited early run that I'm able to use for the release party, all local events pre-December 17, and to supply the local vendors who I promised stuff to for the original release. Also, for those of you who were absolutely depending on the book pre-December 17, let me know and I'll do my best to set aside one of these limited print run books for you.
Most importantly, though, THANK YOU again, to everyone who has been supporting me through getting my very first novel out there and around!
can't honestly say I was joking when I suggested to my
best friend, Joe – Prince Joseph, eldest son of England's
Crown Prince – that we could probably find something the
police had missed in regards to the missing children.
After all, eleven and twelve year olds like us did that all the
time on the telly and in the books we read…
When Heather and Joe decide to be Sleuthy MacSleuths on the
property abutting the castle Heather's family lives in, neither
expect to discover the real reason children were going missing:
A Kelpie. A child-eating faerie horse had moved into the
loch "next door."
The two barely escape with their lives, but they aren't safe.
Caught in a storm of faerie power, Heather, Joe, and Heather's
whole family are pulled into a maze of talking cats, ghostly
secrets, and powerful magick.
With another child taken, time is running out to make things
For the good part of about two years, now, my
friend and fellow Dragon*Writer, Anthony
Francis and I have been working on the DOORWAYS TO EXTRA TIME
anthology--and it finally comes out this Tuesday!!
I am so seriously proud of this baby...there
was a lot of beauty and a lot of heartache (some amazing, amazing,
amazing stories got sent to us--and we couldn't even fit them all!!) and
a lot of time (heh!) and a lot of sweat and blood into this anthology.
I hope you love it as much as we do!
We're planning a bunch of promotional thingama-gigs over the next month
or so, so stay tuned. :) If
you happen to be going to DragonCon
this year, though, check out our release
party at Ray's in the City! Consider
this your invitation!
And just in case you needed more incentive than an
awesome anthology, free food, and cool people... well, we're also
raffling off this AWESOME stained glass piece from
Glass Creations and Beyond!
Now, onto the coolness of this anthology.
Here's the back copy:
Everyone wishes they could get an extra hour in the
But what if you could?
What if you had a special device that gave you an
extra day every week? You could use it to get ahead at work…unless
your boss had it too.
What if you knew a spell that gave you an extra
hour every day? You could use it to correct a mistake…or make a new
What if you could just stop time? You could accomplish a myriad of
wonders…if you only knew how to get time started again.
Time loops and time travel, time apps and time
outs, time machines, time merchants, and more can be found passing
through these doorways into worlds where time can be spent like
money…or where extra time can only be bought at a terrible price.
With stories and poetry by Jody Lynne Nye, Walter
Hunt, Erica Cameron, Martin Feekins, Anthony Francis, L.M.
Graham, R.E. Gofstein, Melina Gunnett, Betsy Miller, Susan
Mittmann, Brenda Moguez, Jenny More, Ira Nayman, Errick A.
Nunnally, Kate Saturday, Gayle Schultz, Rich Storrs, Keshia
Swaim, Aimee Weinstein, and Trisha J. Wooldridge, Doorways to Extra Time presents twenty twists on the idea that if
only we had a little extra time...
We’d have to deal with the consequences.
And here's the
Amazon link so you can buy it!
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