It’s interesting which dates are significant to a person. For me the obvious ones are: my family’s birthdays, my wife and my anniversary, Halloween, Christmas and now Aug. 29.
Because that was the day my first novel, A Soul to Steal, went live on Amazon’s Kindle. That was the day I became a published author.
I’ll be honest, I’d dreamed of that day for a long time, but it happened differently than I had imagined. I always thought it would come after painstakingly convincing an agent to represent me—and then convincing a big publishing house to give my book a shot.
Instead, it happened after I pressed a few buttons on Amazon’s extremely user-friendly system and sent my novel—ten years in the making—out into the world.
In the year since, it’s been exhilarating and more than a little exhausting. I have learned a ton, both about marketing a book and writing one. And let me tell you, writing one is a lot more fun.
In an ideal world, I would have launched the sequel to A Soul to Steal today, if for no other reason than the universe loves synchronicity and so do I. But alas, I’m in the final stages of polishing the manuscript and I’m not ready to let it out into the harsh light of day quite yet.
But I should do something to mark the occasion, right? So here it is: the cover art and title for my forthcoming novel, the second volume in The Sanheim Chronicles. I want to thank everyone who has asked me about the sequel and expressed interest in buying it. Without your kind words, reviews and encouragement, this would not have happened. I also want to thank Travis Pennington, the cover artist, who I hope you agree did some fantastic work here.
Without further ado, here it is. Please let me know what you think: