It’s 10:19 a.m., the sunny Thursday morning is starting to heat up, and I’m lying facedown in a dew-drenched field. Literally. My chin is resting in the grass, and dew is soaking the rest of my outfit. And I’m thinking one thing.
I didn’t sign up for this.
Because writing is supposed to be fun and cozy and safe, right? You write a charming book, polish it up a bit, and poof! send it off to the world of readers who—of course—obsess over it and buy it in droves.
But you’re probably wondering why I’m lying in a field getting grass stains on my pants. Trust me. I can explain.
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If you’ve been around this blog for the past month, you’ll know I’ve been introducing everyone to the main characters from my next book, The Fiery Arrow. This book is the first of a trilogy of medieval adventure novels.
And in case you haven’t been around this blog for the past month *gasp*, here’s the story synopsis.
A newborn medieval country.
A bow-shooting princess with a prophesied destiny.
A sword-wielding carpenter’s apprentice.
Arliss, the sixteen-year-old princess of Reinhold, despises the class boundaries which plague her city on a hill. When her father the king forbids her friendship with the young peasant swordsman Philip, Arliss sets off on a quest to the heart of the land of Reinhold. Little does she know that she will discover an evil more threatening and ancient than she could imagine—and a prophecy that speaks of a fiery arrow.
So far, we’ve met:
- Arliss, the adventurous archeress princess protagonist
- Philip, the peasant swordsman carpenter’s apprentice
- Ilayda, the impetuous semi-royal sidekick
This week, I’d like to introduce you to Arliss’s parents, the king and queen of Reinhold. King Kenton and Queen Elowyn.
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With the first book in my trilogy The Reinhold Chronicles approaching in just a few months, I’m getting more and more excited to share it with you all. The Fiery Arrow is an exciting adventure story with characters who have been a blast to write. And as you know if you saw last week’s post, I’m starting to introduce those characters to you.
Last week, we met Arliss, the adventurous princess protagonist.
This week, I’m introducing my male lead, who is quite a contrast to Arliss.
Ladies and gentlemen, meet Philip.
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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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