I know writing a book is all about the journey, but it sure is sweet when I get to write these two words.
Whew! I’m a little numb right now. I still can’t believe I’m done with this story that’s occupied my mind for so many years. I also can’t believe it ended up being roughly 1550 words of a single story stretched out over three books. As for editing, I’ll get to that next year.
I’m very happy to announce that the audiobook for A Warrior’s Knowledge, book 2 of The Castes of the OutCastes, is now available through Audible.com and Amazon.com. And once more, Nick Podehl did an outstanding job on the narration.
The audiobook version of A Warrior’s Knowledge (book 2) is done, but it still has to go through a final round of sound checks. I have no idea how long that will take, but I’m told it can be up to 10-14 business days. Then, it’s released on Audible, Amazon, and iTunes. We’re on day 3 today. Sigh.
I’m updating the appearance of both the ebooks and print versions of books 1 and 2. The story itself remains the same, but the presentation of the words is so much prettier now. Here’s a glimpse of what the ebooks will look like. The print version is even nicer. They should be ready to go early next week. That reminds me: I should take the print version off the market for now.
The audiobook for A Warrior’s Knowledge should go into production next week. Even better, once again, Nick Podehl is the narrator!
Listen to what she says at the 5:57 mark. I wonder if Orson Scott Card knows she’s a fan of his writing.
How the world should be featuring a whole bunch of fantasy realms.
i’d take a one way ticket to that world as long as I don’t land in Westeros. Or Mordor. Or Lankhmar. Or…nevermind. I’ll just visit every now and then. That’s what books are for, right?
Haven’t had much time to read lately (busy writing), which is never fun, but I did enter a couple of book giveaways. First, at SFFWorld.com, I entered for a chance to win Tony Peak’s sci-fi novel, Inherit the Stars. It sounds exactly like my kind of space opera. I also entered a chance to win Red Rising by Pierce Brown – kinda a mashup between Hunger Games and Mars colonization at Goodreads
I’m going to give away both the ebook and audiobook versions of my short story collection, Stories from Arisa, for anyone who signs up for the newsletter from my website. This is the short story collection set in Arisa, the world of A Warrior’s Path. Jacob Cooper (a wonderful author in his own right. Here’s his website: http://www.circleofreign.com/reign/) is going to do the narration. Why him instead of Nick Podehl? Well, mostly because Jacob’s got a great voice and is trying to build a career as a narrator. This just felt like the right thing to do in order to help support someone who’s also trying to make it in this strange world of writing.
I’ll have more information about that soon.
BTW Nick is still doing the audiobook for A Warrior’s Knowledge and A Warrior’s Penance (the working title of book 3). And speaking of book 3, I just passed 115k words. The first half only needs one or two passes to get it right, and I figure I’m about 55-65k words from the end.