As many of you have noticed, I’ve been rather quiet around the blogosphere since late August. To explain why, we’re going to play a brief game of Good Idea, Bad Idea.
Going to graduate school and getting a Masters in Public Administration so I can go out and do good as a career.
Self-publishing a novel
Doing both at the same time
So, for the past six months, I have been working tirelessly between class assignments (including a final project which 20 hours to complete) to do the final editing and formatting on my first novel to be released to the public. It has been a lot of work, but I am proud to present…
The True Bride and the Shoemaker
There is magic in the streets of Pippington, but most people are too busy to notice.
Shoemaker Peter Talbot needs a little magic. Cheap, factory made, shoes are putting him out of business, his nagging sisters will never let him rest, and his efforts to find true love are constantly thwarted by worldly fickleness. However, the gift of a wild primrose and a shipment of rare griffin skin are about to change everything…When beautiful handmade shoes begin appearing in his shop every morning, Peter is determined to find the source. What he finds instead will be far more exciting and wondrous than he could ever imagine.
The True Bride and the Shoemaker is the first of The Pippington Tales, introducing a city full of magic and everyday fairy tales for those willing to see them.
Coming soon in print.
The Acknowledgements section is rather long, because there are many, many I have to thank for helping me with the process. For the moment, I would like to thank my sister Katy who did the cover as a ginormous help to get me started. I think it’s gorgeous.
I am going to work on a more substantial book launch in the next few months. Right now, I need to study for an exam for Stats, among other pending things for school. If you are interested in receiving an advanced readers copy in exchange for an honest review, please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org. I will be sending out requests in the near future.
And, just so you know, my friend and editing consultant Tara Forbush already bought the first copy this morning:
Side Note: Good Idea, Bad Idea
14 thoughts on “Climbing Mt. Publication: The Arrival of The True Bride and the Shoemaker”
Thanks! And thanks for the feedback as a Beta Reader
Great news! I know the journey has been long, but I’m so happy to see this story released into the wilds of publication. Love the cover …
Thanks so much and thanks for the shout out: http://bishsbeat.blogspot.com/2015/03/the-true-bride-and-shoemaker.html
This is great — I’ll have to check it out!
Thanks! If you click on The True Bride and the Shoemaker under Published Works, there’s an extended excerpt from the first chapter.
Sample? Heck, I bought the thing!
Congrats to you! (I’ve been wondering where you’ve gone!)
I’ve missed visiting. It’s tricky balancing everything I need to do.
Well, I’ll have some coffee waiting for ya.
LOVE It! I will make sure to purchase it on my kindle when I get home. I’m actually looking for a new book to read as the one I requested from the library is a new book and taking forever to get to me.
Also, does this mean you may be more active on the blogosphere again??