Free books, anyone?

I’m thick in the middle (or should I say, the beginning?) of writing book #3 in The Reinhold Chronicles. I love the story and its characters, but opening acts are always hardest for me to write. This one is no exception—and is perhaps more difficult due to the sheer number of things I have to balance. Also, I promise I won’t go on referring to these tales as #2 and #3 forever. They have titles—really good titles, if I may—so revealing them is going to be a big deal.

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The journey to publication

Well, it’s here. Publication year for The Fiery Arrow, first installment in The Reinhold Chronicles trilogy.

I’m aiming for an autumn release (to match the setting of the book)—so expect to see copies floating about sometime in October. Ten months seems like a long time, but I know for certain it will fly by what with editing, design, and all that lovely whatnot.

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The Trip…and The Title!

First, some good news: my research trip to Saint Simons Island was fantastic! My illustrator and I were able to explore all the highlight of The Island, and I uncovered some much-needed information for my book. Saint Simons is a beautiful, enchanting place, and it is always a privilege to visit. I think the weekend can best be understood in pictures, so I’ve included several below.

Second, some more good news: I have decided on a title for my book, and it *should* remain as the final title. The novel (geared towards the middle-grade audience) is titled The Lighthouse Thief. I hope to release it by this summer.

And, my current reading list:
  • The Two Towers by J.R.R. Tolkien
  • The Silmarillion by J.R.R. Tolkien
  • Saving Leonardo by Nancy Pearcey
  • Moby Dick by Herman Melville
  • The School Story by Andrew Clements