I've made a huge change in my publishing life this year and I'm teetering on the edge of being overwhelmed. Here's a little of what has gone on for releases:
Life Happens--Live It! by Jake French was released in eBook form May 18. Jake is a remarkable young man who, through an accident, became a paraplegic at the age of 26. He has compiled the inspiring stories of a dozen different people who have overcome physical handicaps to lead incredible lives.
Stealing Home-A Con's Guide to Inheritance Theft by Phil Lemmons was released the week before BEA and is available in both print and eBook. This is a great little book that shows how cons steal the wealth and sometimes the lives of elderly parents and clients. It's a real eye-opener.
Model Student Book One: Mural by Devon Layne is our first foray into the world of adult literature. This is an eBook of erotic romance and a coming of age story rolled into one. It is sensitive, emotional, and just far enough into fantasy to let the reader daydream. As one reader wrote: "There is no skin between you and the characters you write."
Pebblehoof by Jason Black will debut on July 20 at the PNWA Writers' Conference. This middle grade historical adventure follows 10-year-old Maria as she and her parents homestead in Nebraska in the mid-1800s. Life on the prairie is harsh and the reality of land-grabbing villains working in the name of the railroad threaten to destroy the fragile homestead her family has created. But Maria finds comfort and a true friend in Pebblehoof, a wild mustang.
For Money or Mayhem by Nathan Everett will release on August 16 in association with Studio East--Training for the Performaing Arts. Beloved computer forensics detective Dag Hamar returns in this prequel to For Blood or Money. It's a younger, grittier Dag who has just entered the world of digital investigation when he is dragged out of his virtual world into the streets of Seattle to track down a kidnapped girl and an on-line predator.
I've also transferred my two books published last year to Elder Road Books.
The Gutenberg Rubric by Nathan Everett continues to thrill people as Keith and Maddie--two rare book librarians--race time, terrorists, and Homeland Security to find and preserve a legendary book printed by Johann Gutenberg. Truly a popular book among people who love the history of books and printing.
Steven George & The Dragon by Nathan Everett is the story of a dragonslayer sent out to subdue a beast that is terrorizing his isolated village. Unfortunately, Steven doesn't know what a dragon looks like, where it lives, or how to slay it. His journey is guided by the exchange of "Once upon a times" with the people he meets on the endless road. Not a children's book. Think Grimm's Fairy Tales when you choose the audience for this Young Adult Fantasy.
There will be others! This year, I've also designed books that are on the shelves for other authors who are self-publishing. Some have the Elder Road imprint, but most are independently published.
Flight For Control by Karlene Petitt. After a ten-year leave, Kathryn Jacobs has been invited back to the N.T.S.B to investigate a series of unexplained airline crashes.
Doxology by Brian Holers. Vernon Davidson is an angry man. After a lifetime of abuse and loss the 61-year-old is ready to get back at God, his co-workers, and everyone else is in his north Louisiana hometown.
Supporting Carille by Isabelle Bryant. In Seattle four individuals with medical issues and their family members form a support group; eight individuals who otherwise would not have chosen each other.
So, I have been doing something over the past few months, not to mention writing four novels since the first of November, some that will actually see print one day!
I hope this week of ArmchairBEA has been a great one filled with books and reviews and support of the publishing industry for you. I am looking for bloggers who would like a guest post from either Jason Black in late July or Nathan Everett in late August for the blog-tours that will support their new releases. Please contact me!