Tuesday 29 December 2015

Big News!

I'm very pleased to announce that, as of last night, I've signed the contract for My Zombie Boyfriend's first full-length sequel: My Zombie Fiancé!

I don't have a release date yet, but you can bet I'll keep you guys posted as I find out more. I just couldn't wait to share this amazing news with all of you!

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Sunday 27 December 2015

When is a Book Finished?

As an author, it's very satisfying to sit back and think, this book is finished. And it's very gratifying to share that information with readers and other authors, but it can be difficult to decide when to say a book is finished.

For me, when I get to the chronological end of writing a book, I usually have scenes I need to go back and flesh out, or write altogether.

After I've done that, the book still isn't 'done'. It has to go through my secret blend of editing before the manuscript even gets submitted to my publisher.

If the story is accepted, I wait until the contract is signed--just a sort of superstition of mine, I guess--and then I start telling people the book has been accepted. (Except for my wife. She gets told pretty much the instant I get the acceptance email!)

After that, the story is assigned to an editor, who does more--you guessed it--editing! Usually, the editor adds the actual words 'The End' to my manuscripts, because I don't like writing it until the story is done. Which it isn't to me, at that point. (So I'm glad I don't have to physically write it!)

During that process, I'll work with the cover artist to make my book look outstanding.

When the editor has made their changes and I've approved them, the manuscript gets sent to a proofreader, for another round of changes for me to go through. Then I get the final version to make sure everything's alright. If it is, I wait for the book to be released, and promote it to readers.

Finally, after the book's release, the book is finished, right?

It is. Except for continuing to promote it, reading reviews, doing interviews…

Basically, what I'm trying to say is…a book is never done.

Thursday 24 December 2015

35% Off Torquere Coupon Code

To help you celebrate the holidays, Torquere Press is offering 35% off all books until January 1st!

Just use coupon code Santa2015 to receive your discount. 

Happy holidays everyone!

Wednesday 23 December 2015

My Zombie Christmas

Happy Holidays everyone! To celebrate, I've released a Christmas excerpt from My Zombie Boyfriend...and it's completely free!

In this excerpt from My Zombie Boyfriend, necromancer Edward Grey and Undead Canadian Kit Ward spend their first Christmas together. Exchanging gifts ranging from odd to adorable and having dinner with Edward's parents, they learn about life, love and the naming of cats.

Download here