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Wednesday, August 7, 2013

Still Here. . .

I know, I know. I've gone AWOL for a while, but I promise I'm still here and book #2 is on it's way. I don't have a release date yet but I'm currently preparing for a cover shoot in the next few weeks - if we can get a good rainy, overcast day. Come on, this is Oregon! That shouldn't be too difficult, right?
I'm planning on working with Apple and Smashwords to get the second book available for pre-order once I have a final release date. Also, the new cover will be revealed.
I wanted to give a quick thank you to all of my readers who have left such incredible reviews. Apple has seen a ton of awesome reviews on Itunes and because of the top ratings in Australia, my book was featured as part of an ebook promotion in Australia and New Zealand. THANK YOU!!! It's amazing to me to know that I have readers so far away who love my story.  
Sea Dweller is still fairly unknown and I haven't done as much marketing as I'd like, but the people who have read the book have been so supportive and so enthusiastic. Honestly, it means so much to me. I'm sorry I haven't been as quick as I should be in getting the second book out. I haven't forgotten my readers and those that want the rest of the story. It IS coming!
So, in the meantime, I'm going to try and update the look of the blog (yeah, the banner needs replacing) and pin down a release date. The second book has a lot going on and it's been an interesting process sorting it all out. These characters are real to me and as strange as it sounds, I know the background stories behind every side character and the reasons for every little choice each character makes. This will probably lead to some novella's in the future. Oh, and yes! We will have paperback copies of Sea Dweller available at some point soon. 
Again, thank you to my amazing readers all around the globe. I'm so grateful for your support and enthusiasm! And I promise not to disappear for so long again!