Good news all around! The Sleeping Beauty edits are going great! It never bodes well when the wizards (AKA my editors) suggest major revisions, and thus far it looks like it’s in pretty good shape. So it should be able to slide into its December release date with no problems!
I’m making some edits to Cinderella–there are no plot revisions, it’s all just stylistic stuff that you all hopefully won’t notice–but because of that I’ve temporarily blocked paperback sales. There are still some third parties selling copies, but ignore them! Cinderella paperback sales should be back up in January with the errors ironed out and a new cover to boot. Additionally, Red Rope of Fate and Swan Lake are at the formatters right now for paperback release. With a lot of luck, they’ll be available for purchase before Christmas time! Finally, I’ve gotten to work on some new short stories for the Snow Queen Anthology, which will be released this December as well. So yay for projects staying on time! (For once. Hah!)
Though I’m catching up on all this background work, I wanted to take a post to celebrate some awesome Champions. First up, we have a piece of Beauty and the Beast fanart!
This has been posted in the gallery for a bit, but I still wanted to give a public shout out to Melissa Kaye for her awesome artwork! Elle and Severin are very special to me because their book launched my career (Never mind that they were the most difficult couple for me to match-make. GAH!) so it was really fun to receive this. (I think the lighting effect and the background are especially drool-worthy. Wowza!) Thanks again, Melissa, for making it!
Also, back in September I got some really sweet and touching letters from Champions who were mailing in to receive a Snow Queen postcard! So a big thank you to Carly H., Audrey, Cami P, Kenley C., and Maegan S! Britta (my intern) handed over your letters right after I was coming out of a rough work week, and your letters were the pick-me-up I badly needed! Thank you so much for your encouragement and your kind words, it was really special to read your thoughts.
Which also reminds me, Sydney J.–Britta tried to mail off your postcard, but the post office said the address wasn’t deliverable. If you want to shoot me an email so we can figure out what address to send it to, that would be great!
That’s everything for today! Thanks for reading, Champions. I hope you have a lovely weekend!
I am so happy for more to read. We have been putting your books into the school library and everyone, every age loves it! Good job. Just finished the new version of Beauty and the beast. (have been dying to read it for ages) it’s AMAZING.
Awww, thank you! I’m glad you enjoyed the new version, and I’m so honored to hear my stories are in a school library! (I’ve always been a library person, and I spent a huge amount of time in school libraries even as a kid, so it’s pretty special to hear that.)
I love the art! 🙂 It looks real.
I agree! (As I mentioned in the post I particularly am impressed with that background. Those kinds of flourishes are not easy to make!!)
Rakel on the front cover of Snow Queen. Found it on Pinterest
Oohhh, yes, that’s her alright! Myrrhlynn has another picture of her picked out for the Snow Queen short story anthology. 😀 (Myrrhlynn particularly likes that photographer)
Hey, is there a day set for Sleeping Beauty to be released yet? Or is it still just sometime in December?
I’m shooting for approximately the 15th of December. (May be a few days before or after that.) Everything looks like it’s going to be on schedule, so I think it’s a pretty safe bet. 🙂
Yay!!!! I’m really excited (as you can probably tell already).
That’s great to hear! I can’t wait for everyone to read it–I think Isaia, the hero of this story–might dethrone Stil as the favorite hero of the Timeless Fairy Tale series. 😉
Are you going to have a cover reveal for Sleeping Beauty???
Lizard of Oz says
I just wanted to know, if I have a piece of fanart, where do I send it?
Lizard of Oz
… Wow. Well, I never thought of that! In my brilliance I failed to realize that images can’t be attached to the message in the contact me section. Woops! You can email it directly to me at kmshea (at) kmshea.com Just use an @ and no spaces instead of the (at). (If I actually type out my email the spam bots always find me!)