As I’ve been unusually quiet on my blog over the past four weeks, I felt you needed a little update on the release of The White Lion Chronicles – Signature Series. And a special opportunity for 10 of you. Read on!
First off, as I mentioned on FaceBook and Twitter a little while ago – since I’ve decided to use CreateSpace – print versions of the series will be available in addition to the previously-announced ebook versions. I know this makes a lot of you very happy. So rest assured, while the new cover of Athera’s Dawn won’t match the first editions stylistically, you will have a physical 6″x9″ book to fill the hole in your bookshelf.
All three works have been painstakingly re-edited by the brilliant Sue Kenney. I am indebted to her for her services far beyond what I’m paying her financially. She has kept true to the original heartbeat of the manuscripts while cleaning up my errors and asking all the right questions for needed changes to occur.
The lion share of my time at the moment (and on my flights to and from the West Coast this weekend) is being spent sifting through remaining edits, and formatting the books. Interior design is extremely tedious, but I can’t say that the control freak in me doesn’t love knowing exactly how it’s going to look.
All that being said, I’m hoping Rise of the Dibor is ready to roll out mid-July, followed by The Lion Vrie a week later, and the highly anticipated Athera’s Dawn after that.
Now, for the special opportunity. Because this is my first time formatting my own books for print, I need some extra eyes to read through the print-ready PDFs to make sure they are “clean.” This means checking for missed indents, spacing and page break issues, alignment, page indication mishaps, and any fleeting grammar issues we missed. You’re not critiquing the story, calling for re-writes, or killing off characters.
If you’re interested and have a savvy eye for such things, I’ll be sending the final PDF manuscripts of all three books for free to 10 randomly-selected people that indicate they’re interested in the comments section below. To give people enough time to enter, I will select winners at random over this coming weekend and announce them next week. After I contact you via email, the manuscripts will arrive as-they’re-ready with special instructions.
Thanks for all your support over the years; some of you have been waiting since 2007 for Athera’s Dawn. The fact that there hasn’t been an international uprising upon my home (or computer) astounds me. Hopefully the third installment will put all your longings for completion to rest. ch: