Friday, April 20, 2012

Rough Draft #1 - Kilenya Anthology

Howdy, everyone! :-)

A bunch of things to talk about today! Eeek. :-)

First, we're putting together an anthology of books one and two for the Kilenya Series. Mainly so people can buy both books for slightly cheaper, and also so I can have a place to put my editing gagreel for the first book. Some of the typos I made (innocently - I was sooo new to writing) still give me the giggles, and I've been wanting to share them with my readers. :-)

Second, we've made some changes to The Key of Kilenya (not to the story - no worries there), and those will be included in the Anthology. A few of my more devout readers will enjoying finding the changes. :-)

Third, the special edition for The Key of Kilenya (illustrations) will be ready soon. Maybe in a month or so - keep your eyes open, because I'll be spreading the word like crazy!

Fourth, as I'd mentioned a while ago, James Curwen and his merchandising company are putting together miniatures for my series. I'm really excited about this. :-) He's been working on the actual key of Kilenya, and he wants me to start getting an idea for how many people would want one. They'll be fairly inexpensive - around $5 each. If you want me to put you on the list, send me an email!

Fifth, August Fortress, Kilenya Series Book Three will be available soon! By soon, I mean within a few weeks. It's hard to know the exact date, but like the KofK special edition, I'll be announcing it like crazy! I'm sooooo excited! This book was a lot of fun to write. Readers: use the anthology to catch up on the series so you're completely fresh when August Fortress comes out!

And sixth- the cover for the anthology! Let me know what you think of it. :-)

I think I'm in love with it, just a little bit. :-) See if you can pick out the themes that are carried over from the covers for The Key of Kilenya and The Ember Gods. :-)

Oh, don't forget to let me know if you want to be added to the list of people who want a key! (I'll post pictures once James sends me a working prototype.)


  1. It looks great. I like the shape of the lock and the color of the cover as well.
    It's cool seeing your name up splashed across the front too.

  2. I am looking forward to reading your first book--hoepfully by winning it from rural mama's sandbox! your interview there is inspiring, btw. <3 --your new fan

  3. Cathy - I like it a ton! It took a while for us to decide on something we both liked (me and my cover designer). :-) I think this is one of my favorite covers, though!

    Becky - Good luck with the contest! :-) And I had fun answering Kelsey's questions. :-)

  4. There should be a forth I read all the others in two days each!

    1. I'm going to start writing it this week. :-) It takes several months to finish each book, however - including the first draft through all the edits. I'm excited to begin!! :-)