Happy New Year from Our Author Gang!
Read our authors' accomplishments in 2017 and wishes, hopes, and plans for 2018
- Published Luin the Sapphire, Book 5 of the Aglaril Cycle.
- Revised many short stories in my short story collections.
- Submitted a story to the NESW Anthology
- Publish Carne the Ruby, Book 6 of the Aglaril Cycle.
- Attend as many events as I can to sell books.
- Continue to work on short stories and poems.
- Independently published the following books
- The Rashade': Chronicles of the Coranydas Vol 1
- A Guardian Falls: Chronicles of the Coranydas Vol 2
- Neutral Space
- Published through Hoffman & Hoffman
- For Their Sins
- Independently Publish the following books
- Dragons of the North: Box set
- Descendants Rising: Chronicles of the Coranydas Vol 3
- The prequel to Chronicles of the Coranydas
- Finish at least one other project for publication
- Submit a novella to an anthology
- Start attending local events and increase my marketing efforts
Independently Published the following books and novella:
- Mad Shadows II: Dorgo the Dowser and The Order of the Serpent (2017 Semi-Finalist in the Golden Quill Award.)
- Three Ghosts in a Black Pumpkin, co-authored by Erika M. Szabo (Winner of the 2017 Golden Book Judges' Choice Award for Children's Fantasy)
- The Power of the Sapphire Wand, co-authored by Erika M. Szabo
- Mad Shadows: The Weird Tales of Dorgo the Dowser, won the 2017 Golden Book Readers' Choice Award for Fantasy.)
- "The Pirates of Penance," published in Pirates in Hell, volume twenty in the Heroes in Hell series created by Janet Morris and published by Perseid Press.
- To see the two short stories, one novella, and one novel I sold get published.
- To work on another novel of Dorgo the Dowser
- To work on a new story for the next edition of the Heroes in Hell series.
- To do some vacation traveling.
- To regain my health and stay healthy.
• Published The Du Lac Princess (Book 3 of The Du Lac Chronicles)
The Du Lac Chronicles
• The Golden Box Book Publishing Golden Book Award 2017 Finalist
• Discovered Diamond Award 2017
The Du Lac Devil (Book 2 of The Du Lac Chronicles)
• Readers' Favorite Finalist 2017
• IAN Book Of The Year Award Finalist 2017
• Golden Quill Award Winner 2017
• Chill with a Book Readers' Award 2017
• BooksGoSocial Readers Choice Award Shortlisted 2017
• To finish and publish Book 4 in The Du Lac Chronicles seres.
• To continue to blog and increase my readership!
*Richard's Relics, Book 5 of the Acorn Hills series, The 2017 Golden Box Book Publishing Golden Quill Awards Semi-Finalist
*Richard's Relics, 2017 Bronze Winner, Authordb cover contest
*Published ebook IF ONLY...A DIVA TO THE GUIDES PREQUEL
*Published ebook/paperback holiday novel PROTECTED BY HIS GRACE
*Complete Moonlight Wedding
*Complete Poppy Tuck
*Complete Health & Wellness trilogy
*Participate in community events to promote my books
*Coordinate an autumn author forum
*Increase my readership by being more active on blogs
- Read a ton of books
- Kept last year's seasonal job - worked part time through the year
- Feeling healthier than I have in several years
- Writing a weekly garden column
- Designed the Bitter cover for the bindup of Bitter Blood, a short story, and Bitter Nights
- Joined A Small Gang of Authors
- Joined A Small Gang of Authors
- Joined the IWSG Book Club (took on moderator position)
- Blogged something at least twice a month
- Read and reviewed at least 50 books
- Continue to blog at The ToiBox of Words at least twice a month
- Continue to blog with A Small Gang of Authors
- Read and review at least 50 books
- Continue to be active with the IWSG Book Club
- Work on a complete rewrite of the Eternal Curse Series for the 10th anniversary edition
- Work on a secret project and see if it reaches a point where I want to share it with the world.
- Started A Small Gang of Authors blog
- Published a children's book Metoo, The Annoying Little Sister
- Published the Creepy Hollow Adventures series with my coauthor, Joe Bonadonna
- Kind of mastered Photoshop and I've been creating a lot of book covers, banners, and logos
- My historical fantasy, Protected By The Falcon, was chosen as one of the winners of the Golden Quill Award Contest
- My children's book, Pico The Pesky Parrot won the Readers' Choice Award, and Three Ghosts in a Black Pumpkin with my coauthor, Joe Bonadonna, won the Judges' Award in the Golden Book Award Contest
- I grew a lot as a writer in 2017, therefore, I'm planning to rewrite The Ancestors' Secrets series which I published in 2013
- I have the outline of a new historical fiction novel. Hopefully, I will start writing in 2018