Publication Plans For ARTHUR’S BLADE
I know a whole lot of folks have been waiting on news of the publication of ARTHUR’S BLADE, and unfortunately, I do not have a release date yet, though it is my hope to have the book out sometime this year.
However, and this is a big however, I have firmly decided to self-publish. This is in spite of the fact that I have two different publishers that have expressed interest in the series.
Why would I choose to self-publish the PENDRAGON SPIRAL? The reason is because I have fully realized the fact that I am entering into a time of life that will require some serious commitments outside of my daily job, and this means that I cannot be tied down to a strict publishing schedule that a publisher would require.
So, for those that might remember EPIC TALES PRESS … created for the sole purpose of publishing our family’s Celtic CD … it has been resurrected and re-registered. ARTHUR’S BLADE will come out under this name. And no, I am *not* accepting submissions, sorry!
So this is GOOD NEWS … and BAD NEWS. Good news in the sense that ARTHUR’S BLADE will *not* need to be on a long wait while a publisher fits it into their schedule … usually 1 to 2 years from the time of submittal. But bad news in that the follow-on books … PENDRAGON’S BLOOD, and MORGANA’S HOUR … will not be coming out in rapid succession like they did for THE MERLIN SPIRAL.
This will require some patience on my fans part. Know that I am completely committed to finishing the series, and will do so as fast as humanly possible. But I do have commitments beyond that of writing and that of my day job, and these are quite outside of my control right now, and nothing can be done about that. My family and providing for them comes before writing, and that is how it should be.
In the meantime, if you haven’t already read it, please take a take a look at the SAMPLE CHAPTERS for ARTHUR’s BLADE (even if it is already a bit outdated!).
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My jaw literally dropped when I saw this blog post title awaiting me in my inbox! Big news indeed, and so exciting to have some! Whenever it may be, I look forward eagerly to Arthur’s Blade’s release (yes, eagerly enough that I CAN wait. ;)) and if I can help at all with reviews/publicity/blogtours/anything — I am, like Balin, at your service! 🙂 Cheers and best wishes on it all!
Thanks so much, Deborah! The novel is coming along incredibly well … it may just be my best so far, but then I always think that. 🙂
Glad to hear it! (And that’s always a good thing for any author to think. ;))
I love your books. The way you wrote the Merlin Spiral made it really awesome. I love the lessons about how we must depend on God and not ourselves. Not many books now a days are like that.
Thanks, Katherine, I’m glad you enjoyed them!
Do you have a favorite character? A favorite scene?
I just found this post and I’m honestly so excited about Arthur’s Blade. I loved the Merlin Spiral series and I can’t wait to read more about Arthur this time. I’m a big fan of the Arthurian legends and I’m so in love with your take on it. So refreshing to read. Wish you all the best for your self-publishing plans!
Nadine, thanks for visiting, and I’m so glad that you’ve enjoyed my take on the legends. Do you have a favorite scene from each of the books? I always like to know that because it helps me see the stories through fresh eyes.
I just found my way here after seeing the write-up about Arthur’s Blade on Goodreads and wondering where it was! Thanks for sharing your plans with your fans. It sounds like you have done a good job of prioritizing your work and family life and various commitments. Self-publishing sounds like an excellent way to have the flexibility you need! Spend time with your family, write when you can, and know that I and many others will be happy to read your next work whenever it is available. God bless you and your family.
Michele, thanks so much for the encouragement. If anything, self-publishing will allow the books to come out faster, and with higher if not equal quality. Only 120 pages to go on Arthur’s Blade! 🙂
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