As you know on Fridays I try and bring you guest authors and new books. You might remember that J.P. Mclean had visited us last July when she was pondering about which direction her writing was going to take. There was a lot of interest in her work and she promised to keep us informed, and here she is, as good to her word as usual. As you know, I love to have previous authors visit again, and this is a great pleasure. And without further blah, blah, here she is!
It’s a pleasure to be back here, Olga. Thank you for the opportunity to update your readers. When I was here in July 2015 , I had just released Penance, the fourth book in The Gift Legacy series.
At that time, I’d been contemplating which writing project to take on next. Three shiny new stories vied for my attention. Unfortunately, I’d forgotten how close the deadline was for me to recommit to my current publisher. Recommitting would have meant giving up control … again. I really didn’t want to do that.
So … the deadline won the day. I put the shiny new projects on hold and dove headfirst into re-publishing the first three books in the series with a new publisher. Going with WindStorm Press gave me the opportunity to do an editorial review of the books, revamp their covers and lower their prices.
It’s been six months of intense editing and design. The process has been challenging, to say the least, but I’ve learned a lot, and I’ve gained some hard-won skills for my toolkit. The new covers, which were re-designed by the original artist, Viona Halim, are gorgeous. The new pricing is considerably lower, or it was before the Canadian dollar decided to head south. (Sure wish that was something I could control!)
Now, with the re-publication largely behind me, I’m once again turning my attention to shiny new writing projects. Hmm, which one to choose?
After much internal debate, I decided to capitalize on the momentum of having the story of the gift so fresh in my mind, and finish the companion piece to Awakening, which was two-thirds complete before I put it on hold last year. And while I’m in the Gift Legacy mindset, I’ll pick away on the outlines for the next book(s) in the series.
In my non-writing time, I’m learning about audio recordings, so expect to see the excerpts for all four Gift Legacy books on Sound Cloud soon. If you’d like to be the first to hear the audio excerpts, sign up for my newsletter here. I always love to hear from you with your thoughts and advice.
Thanks again, Olga, for hosting me on your blog, and for your continuous support of authors.
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J.P. McLean shared one of her excerpts with me, and I couldn’t resist sharing it with you too.
Thanks very much to JP McLean for sharing her news with us and best of luck with her writing. Don’t forget to keep us informed! And before I let you go, as it’s Valentine’s this weekend, I thought I’d offer my two romances at only $0.99 each. Check them out and see what you think!
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