You’ve been asking for BlizzardSage, well here it comes. With your help I’ll be finishing BlizzardSage and CrimsonSage and releasing them early next year. You can get an early preview of the campaign at KickStarter right now. Comment what you might be interested in funding. There is something for everyone. FUND it HERE.
Click on the link and head over to P&R’s website to read a new Q&A with me. Do me a favor, like, comment, and share it on your social media. You can read the interview HERE.
If you come back and answer the following questions in the comment section I’ll send you one of the new bookmarks for Tangle when the book comes out (offer ends 9/30/2014).
1. What book(s) am I reading now?
2. What fluffy word did I add to increase my word count?
3. What is my favorite movie?
And yes it’s okay to publicly comment the answers. Honesty is the policy.
So I got tagged for this author blog hop by Donita K Paul and Serena Chase about authors’ writing processes. There are indeed many future authors who want to see the inside to how the books they love are created. In fact I’m one of those people. Whoever thought of this blog hop had a great idea and you may want to try tracing the links all the way back to the source. If you do that, good luck and may the force be with you, or something like that.
What am I working on at the moment? I am in the process of editing Tangle (Book 4 in The Quest for Truth) and loving it. We (My editor and I) had a lot of discussion over the additional characters I added or neglected, key plot points, and the big how does this setup the last and final book in the series. So I am editing, editing, writing, and editing this book. I’m also preparing a Kickstarter for HowlSage (Sages of Darkness), BlizzardSage, and CrimsonSage so I can finally get those books done.
How does my work differ from others of its genre? I think the spiritual element to my writing is the biggest difference, when you recognize the One who saved you, its hard not to include Him in all you do, including writing. I also think my ride by the seat of my pants on the writing adventure also makes me differ a bit. A lot of my author friends love that thing they call the OUTLINE, I (sigh) don’t so much like it. Of course having one for Tangle would have probably allowed me to write it quicker, have less edits, and make more sense. But then again it also feels like shackles to my sporadic in the moment creative bursts. Did any of that even make sense?
Why do I write what I do? God opened to many doors wide open for me not to. If I look back on my how I got published story and all the things I’ve done along the way, then it’s easy to see what He wanted me to do. None of this has been because of my talent trust me. It’s all been Him.
How does my writing process work? Ugh. Click back and look at Serena Chase’s collage of images, it’s pretty awesome. Okay, I’ll use a bunch of one word answers.
Coffee. Reread. Idea. Think. Water. Procrastinate. Write. Procrastinate. Think. Snack. Water. Write. Reread. Write. Procrastinate. Think. Tea. Think. Idea. Doodle. Write. Water. Procrastinate. Snack. Facebook. Idea. Write. Apple Cider. Procrastinate. Pinterest. Water. Idea. Snack. Write. Procrastinate. Coffee (Decaf.) Think. Write. Reread. Water. Think. Idea. Write. Water. Write. Water. Write. Idea. Write. Water. Reread. Write. Think. Write. Water. Write. Reread. Think. Water Write. Reread. Think. Notes. Water. Sleep.
Now it’s time for your next stops
Thanks for tagging me Serena Chase and Donita K Paul. And now it’s my turn to tag an author, so I tag Robert Liparulo. Look for his post next week sometime. Plus checkout this especially fun post by Lisa T. Bergren.
I continued to have the pleasure of writing for Family Fiction Edge. Recently I released Q&As on Homer Hickam’s Crater TrueBlood and Andrew Klavan’s MindWar. Both were exciting reads and fun interviews. So take a moment and read July’s issue of Family Fiction Edge HERE and the August edition HERE.
And maybe most exciting this is post #600 on my blog! Woot quite a milestone I think, let’s shoot for 1000.
What are your predictions for what might happen in the latest book in the series? Share you thoughts and discussion in the comments below. And who knows maybe I’ll provide some answers.
The Quest for Truth is an action packed series about four kids who find themselves on a quest to rediscover a truth long lost. They must rescue their parents and avoid being captured by the Ubel and Corsairs. It’s the best of sci-fi and action adventure taking your kids on a journey they won’t forget. Books 1 thru 3 are available now, as well as a short story about a character you’ll quickly love named Obbin, book 4 and 5 coming in 2015. Enjoy the Quest!
Sages of Darkness will open your eyes to the battle between good and evil raging around you this very moment. Werewolves, swamp monsters, goblins, and vampires are some of the many dark demons Taylor must banish in his fight to protect the innocent around him. Book 1 is available now. Book 2 and 3 coming 2015.
Wasted Wood. Does your town have any creepy legends, haunted houses? Hudson and his friends are dared to enter the Wasted Wood and get passed the legendary Tree Troll that lives within. What will they find?
The Imagination Station series (Adventures in Odyssey) takes kids into the beloved world of Adventures in Odyssey and on exciting trips in the Imagination Station to explore Christian history. 18 books are planned so far. Start your journey now.
Two great messages in regards to Tangle from my editors. Lots of work to do, but the light at the end of the tunnel is BRIGHT! So read below and hopefully they excite you as much as me!
“I’m glowing after reading TANGLE, such a great story!!! Good spiritual motion in the characters’ lives.”
“Tangle is an ambitious book—perhaps the most ambitious book in the series thus far. The fourth installment in the Quest for Truth series travels to more places, features more characters, journeys on more spacecraft, employs more futuristic technological gadgets, and brings the various groups competing in the race to discover Ursprung in more clashes and face-offs than any other previous novel in the series. This book is exciting and fast-paced, and I think has the potential to be the best novel in the series.”
Please do me a favor then, go to the Indie Bound Store Locator and find at least two local stores near you. Then call them, stop in, or email them and ask them to carry one or all of my books! If you do this let me know and I’ll mail you a handy dandy bookmark! You can easily send them to this link for all my books.
To claim your bookmark just email me your address information so I can send it out to you. If you’d rather I can send you a signed bookplate instead. You can email me here thequestfortruthbooks (at) gmail (d0t) com.