At least, I hope so! Today, I start back up at our local school as a special needs teacher’s aide, but the kiddos won’t start until next week. We have a whole week to get ready for the new school year. Here’s to 2017-2018!
And to finishing book three. I’m more than halfway through marking it up and will commence applying, revising, cutting and polishing very soon. Already, I have characters and story worlds clamoring for attention, which may or may not have influenced my book haul from Realm Makers this year.
Million Dollar Outlines by David Farland. I hope to be able to apply this and everything I’ve learned from him on my next project. 🙂 If you’re a writer, check out his awesome newsletter. If you’re a reader, check out his plethora of books!
The Crossover Alliance Anthology, Volume 1. I had the opportunity to meet David N. Alderman of the Crossover Alliance, a small press specializing in edgy, Christian fiction. He’s a great guy and had a great time chatting with him.
The Author Collector by Teddi Deppner. I think I have a problem. I’ve been in such a rut in regards to reading and watching movies. Lately, I’ve been drawn only to stories and shows that center around authors such as Murder, She Wrote and Memoirs of a True Assassin, which was enjoyable by the way. So it was no wonder why The Author Collector caught my eye. That, and I’ve been collecting ideas for a fantasy mystery series that is begging to be written. Plus Teddi is an amazing woman and the brain behind the SpecFicCollective (awesome resource for writers, go through the Archives!) and the Christian SpecFic Reader, a hub for blogs by Christian fans of Speculative Fiction (sci-fi, fantasy, horror, and all their subgenres). And she knows how to rock the costumes. 😀 I can’t wait to dig into this book.
And last, but definitely not least.
The Beast of Talesend by Kyle Robert Shultz. THIS! This book was everything that I had been searching for for the past couple of years. A detective, fairy tales, mystery. And yes, I did read the Sister’s Grimm Detective series. You see, I have this story world and characters that came to me several years ago, combining my two favorite loves mystery and fantasy, with a connection to our world and fairy tales. So we shall see! That said, The Beast of Talesend did not disappoint and I cannot wait to read the sequel! You can learn more about Kyle and his books on his website here.
Which brings us to the Ladies of Spec End of Summer Book Bash!
I loved The Beast of Talesend so much that I had to convince the Ladies of Spec that we just had to invite him to be one of our special guests for our upcoming Facebook party.
And we have another awesome guest joining us, Bethany Jennings, who I finally got to meet in person at Realm Makers! This lady has just astounded me as I’ve followed her online. From letting go of a dream to discovering new ones and watching her bloom online. She is an editor, author, and artist. Stop be her website to learn more about her awesome t-shirt designs and her latest books.
The evening promises lots of fun, book talk, prizes and more. So I hope you’ll be able to join us and don’t forget to invite your friends!
Oh, and we’re reading Dragon Lyric in Spec Haven right now! So if you’d love to join us, hop on over to Facebook and join the community!
Have I shared about Spec Haven yet? If not, I will!
Until next time!