It seems that as I finish one project another is eagerly waiting for me. I've sent the necessary files for the cover and interior of The Fairy's Ruby Cage to the printer. The proof arrives, holidays permitting, within the week. As soon as I approve the proof there is approximately 30 days to wait for the title to appear on Amazon.com
Check out the artwork above: your glimpse into this 60-page book; Short but packed with a powerful story that will wrench at your heart. Artist Jared Sloger has done a FABULOUS job visualizing Kif's struggle with the dark wizard.
If this novella sells well, and I predict it will (especially retailing for a mere $9.99) I will be putting up a notification on the Flaming Pen Press website that I am opening to submissions of science fiction and fantasy stories between 10,000 and 20,000-words-long. My vision is a set of these novellas, perhaps twenty or so different stories by various fresh authors.
Now, as I wait for the proof of The Fairy's Ruby Cage to arrive, I am going to try to really hammer out my next novel in The Sword of the Dragon series... book 2 Offspring. It is already over 100,000-words in length but I'd like to hit between 115,000 and 120,000-words. And there is plenty of content to do so. Finally I am ready to get into the meat of my favorite tale and to follow the adventures of my favorite heroine: Oganna. Finally I get to show my readers the desert of Resgeria and Burloi and the battle for Ar'lenon. My readers will not be disappointed! If you liked SoTS you'll love this sequel.
On top of all this, Jacob Parker's Kestrel's Midnight Song is about to hit its first development stages. In February artwork will commence and editing will come in for hard punches. This is a novel that I truly believe can and will be well received by the Christian fantasy readers. Otherwise I would not have accepted it for publication by Flaming Pen Press.