Greetings, Champions! I have returned from my travels and adventures in Switzerland!
As I am adventurous but not particularly daring, I went with the tour group Alpine Wild for my trip. Gotta say, the food over there is amazing! Alpine Wild has a Tolkien tour I badly wanted to take, but they don’t offer it ever year, and this happened to be one of their off years, I am sorry to say. Even so, since the tour guides knew I was a rabid Tolkien/literature fan, they pointed out some landmarks that Tolkien saw when he toured Switzerland as a young lad!
The countryside was gorgeous, and it was wonderful to be able to unplug for a while, but I am thrilled to be back, and I’ve already jumped into writing!
Next thing of interest, I was on another podcast! I was the guest for Simon Whistler’s Rocking Self Publishing podcast 161st episode. He is a fabulous host and interviewer, and I had a lot of fun talking to him–which is an accomplishment because usually I am nervous and sick to my stomach during things like interviews. We really dig into the details of writing “retellings,” so if you’re interested, here’s the link to the episode!
Things will be a bit in upheaval this month due to all the projects I’m balancing–the new website is coming along wonderfully, I just approved the header image last week and it is BEAUTIFUL!!–but especially because I’m back to writing with a vengeance. At this time, my book release schedule should be…
Late November: *Releasing a short story in an anthology with a bunch of other authors, more on this in future posts *Endings, the final King Arthurs book.
Mid December: *Sleeping Beauty, book 8 of the Timeless Fairy Tales *Snow Queen short story anthology, which will contain all the short stories on the website, and some new content
Endings may get pushed back to a December release depending how the editing goes for all the books. Poor Editor #1 is going to get slammed, and I haven’t even told her about the short story for the anthology yet. Ahahahah…I should probably go grovel to her.
That’s all for today, Champions. Have a great week!
Hello! I am so thrilled for all the new books, and the website looks great! I just finished reading the Snow Queen series, and it was fantastic. In the book, it talked about Phile putting Rakel’s hair up in a funky braid. Did you have a particular braid in mind?
Wow, the mountains are beautiful! But I’m selfish, and relieved that you’re back. 😉 Anyway, I can’t wait for the new books and website!
Oh, that is such gorgeous scenery! And it’s awesome you’re a Tolkien nerd :D. Some day I hope to do one of the Tolkien New Zealand tours.
Quick question (and I really don’t mean to sound demanding-no pressure at all, just curious)-are you planning on releasing the Arthurs series in paperback sometime? As a huge myth/folklore geek, I’d love to add the series to my physical Arthuriana shelf–though if not, I’m more than happy to reread them as ebooks :D. Either way, I’m so excited for the last novel. Can’t wait to see how Britt’s (and Merlin’s! It’s such a fun ship) works out :).
I was actually curious about that too. I agree, it would be cool to have them as paperbacks!
Glad you have fun on your trip! I can’t believe the last book for King Arthur is coming! I’m super excited and sad about it!
Yeah, I have mixed feelings about “Endings” too. Britt has been my go-to girl when I need to write something hilarious for the past three years. I will really miss her!
YAY you’re back!
I am! 😀 Thank you for the warm welcome home! (It is very nice, particularly as my dog gave me the cold shoulder for a few days.)
It’s great to hear you had a great time, although I must say i’m extremely excited to hear your back! (I’m totally with you about the Tolkien tour)
I listened to your podcast, I don’t know what you would have to be worried about as you were great! (loved that you gave us all a special mention, it was so cool!!!!!!!!!!!!!)
Of course I would give a shout out! I don’t think I could ever talk about writing and not mention how blessed I am to have such amazing Champions! 😉
And thanks for the welcome home–Switzerland was incredible, but I am happy to be home!
Amy R says
Wonderful for you! Wonderful for us! Welcome back to home and words. 🙂
Awww, thank you! I’ve gotta say the return has been a lot more fun than I anticipated! Usually it’s just my dog–who gets snooty whenever I’m gone for a while–and endless amounts of work waiting for me, so it’s special to be welcomed home! 😀
Glad to hear you had a fab holiday,& even more delighted to hear that I should get two early Christmas pressies with more Snow Queen goodies & Sleeping Beauty to warm a cold December evening in front of the fire, with my mug of Green & Blacks cocoa ! See ..I’m already planning my book evenings ?
Horrah–I’m so glad I’m not the only one that does that! Just this week I was thinking that I could wait for winter and all the snow it brings. It makes reading inside seem that much more cozy and enjoyable! (Plus then I don’t have my guilty conscious reminding me that there’s landscaping to do!)