A Harry Potter Update on Transgression: May

Hello all!

Life has been crazy busy for me, not sure what your spring has looked like, but mine has been a killer!

I finished up treatment in the hospital for my anemia. (I have to get infusions of iron because my body doesn’t absorb it). My best friend Ashley got married and I was her MOH, so I had a lot of fun with making paper flower bouquets (think twice before volunteering to make hundreds of paper flowers, holy-time-consuming-Batman!) and spending the weekend with the girls.

But I am happy to announce that my time is going to officially be my own again! Which means, I’ve been cleaning my room so I have my desk back (craft stuff took over everywhere!!! Its like a Hobby Lobby exploded in my room!). And as soon as I can think in my space again, I will be hard at work!

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I am trying to refocus my brain and get it geared back on book stuff. So if you see me in person and ask about the book and you see a look of self loathing pass like a shadow over my face my eyes glaze over, please excuse me, and know that I am trying to get it out as fast as I can!

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I was actually pleased to find out that once we reformatted the inside of the book it was shorter than I thought it was going to be. So after months of taking out scenes, and cutting back, I actually get to go back and put a lot of those deleted scenes back in! I am also excited to have gotten some feedback on the likability of one of my characters that readers wanted to hear more from, so I will also be going back to put a little more in for them!

In addition to those interior corrections and modifications, the cover needs some finishing up, I’m still not soled on the synopsis for the back of the book. Who knew that the summary would be the most difficult part of writing a book!? I didn’t!

After all of that I will be looking at the budget and figuring out who to print with.

Then we wait.

Once I get an ETA from the printer I can announce an official release date! I will then reschedule the book launch party, and for those of you near enough to attend, request that you put it on your calendars!

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This has been quite a roller coaster experience, this book publishing… No matter how well I tried to plan, life just had/has a way of happening anyway. If everything else could just stop for a week or two, I’d be set! giphy (1)

However, the wheels are back in motion, and rest assured, I am back at work, ready and rearing to go! Transgression will be on your shelf in no time!

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“Easy” Wasn’t one of God’s Promises

God is a keeper of promises. He has made us a lot of promises, all of them good, but none of them said that this would be easy. After the fall in Eden, life went from being something simple and beautiful and became about survival. We were promised forever, and we threw it away. Ever since then, we don’t get to have it easy, but what we do get is assurance that we won’t be alone.

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Less Than

Have you ever been made to feel less than… It can be an isolating feeling. But don’t buy into it. You’re not less than.

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Transgression Sneak Peek: Candles, and the Inspiration Behind Them

It’s no secret I am kind of obsessed with Frostbeard Studios candles… But how did Transgression get its own? Why did we choose that scent, that color? What inspired the name “Safe House”. Well, let me share with you!

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Transgression Update April

Okay so I kind of fell off the face of the Earth… But I’m climbing my way back!

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Meet the Nephilim! Character Art Reveal!

 

I am so excited to finally be able to share some of the amazing artwork by my good friend Phil Thomas, the artist for the series! There’s more than one world full of characters, and I can’t wait for you to meet them all. But for now, we will start with an introduction to our core group of Nephilim. This post is spoiler free, and just an introduction to each character and a little back ground and some quotes, so you can get a feel for their personality. It may also serve as a good quick reference while you’re reading, if you forget who is who!

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Transgression gets its own Frostbeard Candle!!!!!!

“Mawage. Mawage is wot bwings us togeder tooday.” Check out this true love union!

What goes together better than books an coffee? Only books and candles!

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Mosaics: A Poem

Just because we’re broken, doesn’t mean we aren’t beautiful.

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A Campaign Completed

The preorder campaign is officially over. Preorders are still up for sale though, if you haven’t claimed your copy yet. Deep breath. Now, it is time for the next phase of the publishing process!

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A Sherlock Update on Transgression and a RELEASE DATE CHANGE.

Yes, I know I’ve been MIA. But I am here to explain to you why, and what all has been going on behind the scenes!  Read More