Hi. I just added a link to this site under the heading “Blogroll” to the CreateSpace version of A Gift of Fire. Now, after some additional editing and resizing, this book is now available in paperback.
It will cost $15.00 & shipping and handling (feel free to post that cost if you would like, I have no idea how much it would be). Also, you are welcome to click the “like on facebook” icon in the book’s page. Thanks.
After much discussion, I thought it might not hurt to actually post a list of the songs which, in my mind, connect with the story of A Gift of Fire, along with links, of course. My ebook reader is set up so that I can listen to music as I read, a feature I’m known to take advantage of. For that matter, I often listen to music as I write. So, for what it is worth, here are songs for GoF:
Return to Sender
I like this album, and it would make a good soundtrack to the story, but I would say these songs especially–
* The Hope Still Remains (This would be the perfect end-credit song)
Epic Soul Factory
Again, the entire album is worthwhile and well worth the cost to download. For the purposes of this story I would direct your attention to:
* Dreamer (This would be my choice as theme song)
* Lighting Soul
Both of these sites allow you to listen to the songs.
Also, if you know of other songs which fit the story, let me know.
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.
I’m happy to announce my newest ebook. It is a Christian Science Fiction book. Find it at:
* click on the picture to make it bigger.
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.
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.
You don’t know how much fun that was. (My hand btw.)
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
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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.