I thought I’d take a moment to inform you of a few things.
First, the print version of my debut book, “Resistant,” should be hitting the Amazon shelves soon.
Second, I have just created a feedback form on my blog (the tab titled “Feedback & Mailing List) that allows anyone and everyone to leave me feedback, about anything! I am also designating it as the location (aside from the form on Facebook) where readers can sign up for my Mailing List. After I return from my honeymoon in mid-June, I will send out an email update through the Mailing List at least once every 2 weeks. That is the plan as of right now.
Lastly, I can’t believe it has been just about a week since my book went live! You can now find it on Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Kobo, the Apple iBookstore, and at WaveCloud. The ebook is priced at $4.99. When the print version is released, you will find it on Amazon, priced at $7.99.
It has been an exciting ride thus far, and I’m looking forward to seeing where it takes me!
Until next time,
I am pleased to reveal the front cover of my debut book, “Resistant.” I would like to thank the designer at WaveCloud who helped me bring this to life, as well as others who have helped and inspired me along the way. This is the first big reveal of the book, giving my audience a window into a story I have created. It is a great relief to finally reach this phase in my debut journey.
The story is about a young French girl named Rienne who is faced with a difficult situation when the German army invades France in the summer of 1940. With her home city of Paris now occupied, changes occur in her everyday life that are uncomfortable and unwelcome. As the plot thickens, she is faced with a choice that will have bearing on the rest of her life. What will become of her? Where will she go? How will the war affect her?
I hope you will check out my book when it is released in the coming days. And if you’re not a fan of historical fiction or WW2 history, I’d appreciate it if you pass the word along to a friend.
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It is finished. I have gone through my story in one final proof and have decided that it is complete! It is a somewhat weird feeling knowing that I do not have to revisit the plot or characters or setting or anything else in this book again. I feel very satisfied with what I have done, and hopefully in time you will feel satisfied as well upon reading the book.
As you’ll see in this little sneak peak, the word count has come to a grand total of just shy of 38K words. The subtractions that I made were all the asterisks and such that act as breaks in the flow of the story. It’s amazing that I initially set out with a ballpark figure of 25K words in mind, and yet here I am about to publish a book with much more than that. The writing was not forced, but rather ideas came to me and they seemed to fit with the rest of the story.
If you haven’t heard me mention it already, I’ll mention here again. I have been using the author services of the WaveCloud Corporation to bring my book to life. They designed my cover professionally, which I will be revealing next week, and they offer many more services on top of that. One such resource that they offer is a series of webinars. There is a process to joining in on the live webinars that I won’t detail here, but I would strongly suggest that anyone using WaveCloud’s services should take part in the webinars. They are worth the time.
I am extremely humbled by the things I have learned from others, both through WaveCloud and social media, because of how it has helped me in my process as an author. I couldn’t have imagined myself in this position five months ago when I began writing my first book, but I am very glad I have made it to this point. I cannot wait to see where the road takes me!