Update

For those who might be interested,  I’m well into the editing stage on the second book of the Last God War.  I’ve turned the corner from “This isn’t all that good, who will read it?” to “This might even be better than the first story.”  I figured out what to do with several threads which had been dangling off in their own directions.

We’ll have to wait and see, but as I agonize over the right words and making sure what I put in the story is what I intended to say, I’m finding a lot more there than I put in.  I don’t know if that makes any sense, but either way, I trust in hope for the second book.  This is going to be good.  I also have had an idea for the cover, if it’s something we can actually accomplish.

And then, I had a great idea for something in the third book, which at this point is a bunch of notes on a few pages.  I added at least another page, depending on the format, and something I think might be amazing.

Also, I got a pretty good review for A Gift of Fire on Goodreads.

Life is good.

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A Gift of Fire

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I’m happy to announce my newest ebook.  It is a Christian Science Fiction book.  Find it at:

http://www.smashwords.com/books/view/405660

* click on the picture to make it bigger.

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GoF cover

Yesterday I met with the photographer and model and by the time it was all over, I had my cover picture.  I’m sure it helps that I like the photographer and we get along well, and we had the nicest model ever, she did an outstanding job.  The whole experience was just too cool…  and then there’s the picture.  It truly is worth it to have a professional photo for my book.  I’m tempted to post it here, but I think I will wait.

The final draft of A Gift of Fire is in good form, and it will take a few days to add the verbiage to the image–half of that will be building up the nerve to actually do something so intrusive to such a beautiful image.  I believe the next post here will announce my e-publication.

Hold on to something.

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Of Course it’s a New Post

Don’t bother looking at how long it’s been since I have posted here,  just put it under the category of “too long”

So why now?  Well, after much ado (no really, a whole lot of …) I’m about to publish my newest and best.  It will be called A Gift of Fire.  This is a Christian Science Fiction book, but trust me, not too cheesy nor too preachy.

Why is it best?  A lot of work went into this one, and not just mine.  I’ve had beta readers to tell me what I’m doing wrong, editors to tell me what I spelled wrong… and this time, a professional photographer who always wanted to do a book cover.

This is going to be great.

We’ll be shooting the cover (knock on the nearest wood like object) by mid-January.  The book is all ready for Smashwords, it even has a table of contents for your e reader.  I will take about a week to put together the cover-and we’re ready to go.

More?  Okay, let me post our test picture for the cover.  Keep in mind, it’s the wrong hand, the background is completely off, and… well… it’s a test picture.

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You don’t know how much fun that was.  (My hand btw.)

More later

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These are the stories…

I’m finding it useful to have a site for my writing, so as long as I keep directing people in this direction, maybe it would be good to have useful information.

These are my published works– as they appear at Smashwords.com

Published

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I have a special project in the works.  It’s ready except for the cover which is being done by a professional photographer this time.  This is going to be good.

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If you want to see my stories, the best places to go are these:

http://www.smashwords.com/profile/view/StephenB5Jones

http://www.barnesandnoble.com/s/StephenB5Jones?store=allproducts&keyword=StephenB5Jones

There are a handful of free stories if one would like to peruse before investing, and there’s another one on the way (which also means it’s a preview- kind of- of another full length work. All in good time.) . Look for it and wish me luck.

I’m not doing too well with the blogging thing, there’s too much other in my life, and I won’t be giving that up anytime soon. For the 2-3 who check on this every so often, it will be going away soon.

SJ

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Remember me?

Okay, I’m not so good at blogging.  I mean, it is fun, it gives me a “creative outlet”–like I need one– There are times when I enjoy it.

And then there are times when I don’t even open the page for days, weeks or months at a time.  I’m not one to serialize a story on a blog–I might try it some time, but right now I would rather avoid it.

I’ve published at least two short stories (free) and one more collection of short stories (reasonably priced) at Smashwords.  “Fairies don’t flirt” has been downloaded well over a thousand times, and has been given every rating possible (Two five stars BTW, one of everything else.)  Elf Tales (the mother book) has sold four copies.  Interesting ratio.
Now.  I’m working on something new (and a few other things-pay no attention to the man behind the curtain)  I’m going to post a novel on Smashwords.  It’s one I’ve been working on for a while.  It’s called Escapade and Goodbye.

Also, there’s a free short story, “Net for Geste” which is a prequel to the novel. (Also free)  That is to say: two of the characters from the story are in the novel, the setting is different, but the time frame is the same, and the same guy wrote both of them.

I’ll try to keep you up to date.

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