Zap Dragon publishes next week! Over the last few weeks, I've shared a couple of other excerpts, so if you're interested in them, you can find them here and here. As for this week, I picked an excerpt that's a little farther along in the Adventure than the other two. Publication Date: July 25, 2023 Genre: Fantasy… Continue reading Escape – Excerpt from the Upcoming Adventure Book Zap Dragon
We're just under a week and a half away from publication! I shared an excerpt last week, so if you missed it, you can find it here. Zap Dragon has so many fun twists and turns! I again struggled to pick which one to share so I settled for the simplest thing and grabbed one… Continue reading The Zap – Excerpt from the Upcoming Adventure Book Zap Dragon
It’s difficult to pick excerpts! I used to think it was because these are multi-ending books but honestly, I just find it hard to pick short sections that still give you enough context for the story. Either way, though, Zap Dragon has 14 different endings, so no matter what excerpt I pick, it won’t totally… Continue reading The Sewers – Excerpt from the Upcoming Adventure Book Zap Dragon
When I receive the first proof copy of a book, it's like Christmas morning! I feel like a little girl every time. Christmas morning is coming slowly this go around. The Zap Dragon proof hasn't arrived yet. Sometimes this happens with the printer, so I try to schedule more time for this phase of the… Continue reading Yay, More Artwork!
It's hard to post about my editor. Not because there's nothing to say, but because editors are such an integral part of publishing and are spoken of so little in the finished product. Yet it's hard to capture the value, the sense of comfort in a finished product because I know my editor's looked at… Continue reading The Editor – Darren Thornberry
I'm at that point in the publishing process on Zap Dragon. The writing is done. The editing is done. The illustrations and formatting are finished. The cover's ready. I've uploaded the book and ordered a proof copy...and now I wait. So it's a perfect time to reveal the cover for the book! Most of you… Continue reading Zap Dragon Cover Reveal!
Zap Dragon is almost ready for the printer! I love when this moment comes in a book's production. All the details start coming together and a finished product is within sight. All I'm waiting on right now is a finished cover. Once that's done, I'll order a proof and do one last copy edit after… Continue reading Yay, the Artwork!
Due to a wedding in the family last weekend in Colorado, half of my formatting for Zap Dragon has been accomplished in the car while traveling cross-country. That's as fun as it sounds. I never noticed all the little bumps in the road until I was trying to fine-tune the placement of illustrations! Anyway, you’d… Continue reading Technical Mumbo Jumbo