Hurrah! Chemistry is finally out in paperback. I hope it’s worth the wait. You can find it right now at Createspace, and it should be up at other vendors soon. I’ll keep updating its page as I learn more.
To celebrate, there’s going to be a Goodreads Giveaway and possibly more. So don’t be too much of a stranger.
Giveaway ends July 31, 2015.
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I recently received proofs for Titan Magic and Titan Magic: Body and Soul—complete with new chapter headers and matte finish—and I wanted to share them with you.
Titan Magic’s cover beside Titan Magic: Body and Soul’s interior:
Titan Magic: Body and Soul’s cover beside Titan Magic’s interior:
The new artwork was all done by the incomparable Abigail Larson. If you’re not familiar with her work yet, you should absolutely check it out. Needless to say, I adore it.
Abigail had ambitions of becoming an opera singer and joining the circus while growing up, and although neither of those ended up working out too well, she still enjoys both.
She began drawing with ink and painting with watercolor. She has recently developed a taste for flat digital coloring in addition to traditional media. Her biggest influences are Edgar Allan Poe, Dr. Seuss, and many classic gothic works of fiction, such as Bram Stoker’s “Dracula,” and Mary Shelley’s “Frankenstein,” just to name a couple. Her greatest artistic influences have been Arthur Rackham, Edmund Dulac, Kay Nielsen, John William Waterhouse, and Edward Gorey.
Any spare time that’s not spent basking in darkness, hunting monsters, or watching re-runs of The Addams Family, she is creating art for private clients, illustrating books, and spending time with her favorite long-leggity beasts, ghouls, ghosts and other things that go bump in the night.
Read more about Abigail Larson at her website.
In celebration of the impending publication of Titan Magic: Body and Soul, the price of Titan Magic (the ebook) will be dropped to 99¢ at Amazon and Kobo for the rest of December. So if you’ve been on the fence about whether or not to get it, now’s the time. And if you enjoy the story, rest assured its sequel will be available soon!
I just found out Doctor Who is back on the air! That’s how out of touch I’ve been. I missed it, and I’m probably going to miss some more because THINGS ARE HAPPENING. My life could change dramatically very soon in so many different ways, and it all comes down to just a few factors. For this reason, I’ve been in high-anxiety mode. When I’m not running around trying to figure things out and get things done, I’m busy fighting insomnia. So I haven’t been blogging, I haven’t been tweeting, I haven’t been very active on Goodreads or DeviantArt, and I’m sorry.
One thing I have been doing is working to get my books to a wider audience. You may have noticed Chemistry, my contemporary YA retelling of Victor Hugo’s The Hunchback of Notre-Dame, has been having a bit of a coming-out party in the form of a free e-book event. It was nurtured and sheltered by Amazon for its first several months in the world, and now it’s time for the little book to grow up and meet new vendors like Kobo and Barns & Noble. Maybe even iBooks, if iBooks is sweet.
If you missed the first few days of Chemistry‘s event, don’t fret. You can still grab the book for free at Amazon all day today and tomorrow. Please do, in fact! Compared to Titan Magic, Chemistry has been kind of an odd duck—a socially awkward, shy little book. It needs to get out there and dance with new readers.
And I need to get my life in order so I can sit down and have a very serious Doctor Who marathon night.