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It's been ages since I've been to sffworld! But, I haven't been idle. Have gone back through my last two novels to give them a touch up to refresh the ebook editions and have been through the whole process of sending Elflings to my publisher, getting it back, checking, editing, double checking... and now... they're here!
Elflings arrived the day before the release date (which is today). To celebrate, Quest of the Demon (where it all began)
Updated December 1st, 2012 at 03:37 AM by MLSawyer
So, Elflings is due out in December. With the ms at the publisher's, it gives me time to fiddle arround with a home made book teaser.
Check it out and let me know what you think.
And... here, fresh from my publisher!
As some of you may know, I like to potter around with my own book teasers. Unlike the first two, this one's quite short.
Let me know what you think;
I've been hiding from the world a bit recently, slugging through my ms to make sure it's as good as it can be before sending it off to the publisher 93k worth of reading, re-reading and adjusting and now... I'm finally DONE!
Ta-Daaa.... well, it's my cover, it's not the one the print version will have but I'll post that later.
How exciting is this!
A friend from highschool saw that my book cover was the facebook icon of one of her work mates... how random - they're even in a different state!
Working on some art for my next smashwords cover (the only cover I can design as my publisher does the print book / amazon and so on )
Let me know what you think...
Awww... how nice, my local newspaper did an article for me about the book signing this weekend. It's pretty awesome. Fingers crossed that people actually turn up
Thanks TSMO and Queen Pandora for joining in on my flash bang... looks like there's a suit and it might be taking a sci-fi turn? Who knows what's going to happen next?
Added to face book http://www.facebook.com/QOTDMLSawyer?ref=tn_tnmn one day you never know, we could all be famous.
Well... since Flash Bang seems to be an epic fail, thoguht I'd post my story starter here- theme Fear, add to the story with your comments (and if you're okay with it I'll add it to my facebook page to see if we can get a story going)
"The door creaked open, Rhody’s hand was frozen in place. He had not turned the handle. A chill ran down his spine. There was no breeze. He swallowed audibly, jumping with a yelp as a finger tapped him on the shoulder…"
Updated March 13th, 2012 at 06:11 AM by MLSawyer
Well, I thought I'd try something on my facebook page. Flash Bang for Mad Monday. I choose a theme and start a story. This week the theme is Fear... so I wonder if anyone will participate.
For those who feel like joining in.
I believe in social media karma so if you like my page let me know, I'd be happy to reciprocate.
So now I sit back, and wait for the masses to join in.
Well... feeling pretty good after a a hectic day of work, checked my phone to read an email from Stephanie - book reviewer
"So, So Good!" - and that's just the start!
Well, Tallen was released at the start of December and now I'm starting to get some reviews in.
Becky, from Becky's Barmy Book Blog emailed to let me know that the review was up so of course I had a bit of a squiz...
"I wasn't sure what I would think but was instantly blown away." - Becky
So, stand up in the lounge room, do a little
Tallen - Quest of the Demon Aftermath 1 is now available to all.
I have to admit though that the first sold copy went to a pre-order (yes, I had a pre-order) from a fan (an actual fan) who has been bugging her father about the next book ever since she read Quest of the Demon in March! Makes me feel all fuzzy inside.
For my friendly SFF World blog reading buddies pm me as I'm happy to provide free smashwords coupons to those who will give my novel a go and write whatever
Wedding, 4 week honeymoon in NZ (got back last night, went to work today ) and book 2 Tallen, to launch in 2 days!
Time to get stuck back into it! Just thought I'd share a photo from the Waitomo Lost World Adventure. (Can't recomend the 100m absail and 7 hour caving experience enough! It really was a lost world!)
Hope is all well with the SFF World!