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
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!
I often pencil in post ideas into my calendar. Then, when I have some time between writing books, I'll check the calendar and get another post done. This usually works great, but sometimes I look at my calendar and have to scratch my head in confusion, trying to figure out what I meant by the… Continue reading Why Zap Dragon
Some books name themselves. Zap Dragon and Discarded Dragons certainly did and it was incredibly nice to have a title early on. Other books, however, remain elusive. If I'm being totally honest, I still don't love the title Mystery of the Golden Shells but I had to make a decision and this was the best I had at that point.… Continue reading Hidden Mythics II Update #2 – Still in Need of a Title