My goal is to post every Saturday from now on. Now that I’ve made that goal, I’m being called out of town for the weekend. So I’m posting early. 🙂
I’m having a technical issue trying to post the cover for Dragon’s Bane, but you can view it on my Facebook page, which can be reached by clicking on the FB link at the bottom of my homepage. I’m pretty sure the “technical difficulty” is a user error, so if anyone is a whiz with WordPress and knows how to upload and insert a new picture, I would be grateful.
I’ve signed the contract for my next book, Heartwood. This is a stand-alone coming out story based in a small village a lot like the one I grew up there. The comparison stops at that door, but I’ve learned quite a bit from working with my main characters, Mike Delaney and Aidan Kelly. Heartwood will be released in October from Loose Id, Llc.
Oh! Just a quick note. Loose Id has opened their new website. It looks great. Speaking as a person with a disability, it’s much easier to navigate than the old website. Check it out here: www.loose-id.com.
I have one last thing to share before I dash off to finish the packing I should have started three days ago. My next series will be centered around one or more werewolf packs (planned before your answer, Calvin, but I hope this makes you smile). I’ve come up with the names for most of the lead characters, but I need the names for some of the minor secondary characters and walk-ons. I’m looking for names (first and/or last, male and/or female) from the following countries: England, Spain, Mexico, Ireland, and Scotland.
This contest will run until November 1st, and I will choose winners based on the following criteria:
1. Culturally appropriate: let me know which country this wolf is from, and how long his/her family has been in the United States
2. Creativity and Research: If a wolf’s family has been in the U.S. for several generations and you can give me a good reason for the different spelling of his or her first or last name (a reason it’s spelled differently over here versus in the home country) your score will greatly improve
1st Prize: Any two books from my backlist and a copy of the book(s) in which the name(s) chosen were used.
2nd Prize: Any one book from my backlist and a copy of the book(s) in which the name(s) chosen were used.