Today, August 11th (or almost), Grim Tidings, the second of the Wolves of Llise series will be released in E-book. If you are hoping for a paperback, you will have to wait until January!
I think the second book in any series is difficult to write. You try not to disappoint the readers who loved your first book but you also hope to snag some new readers, as well. Grim Tidings wasn’t easy to write. I was facing major back surgery and a manuscript deadline. Something had to give! Thankfully my editor, Natasha Bardon granted me an extension but I labored over this book in a very real way, giving birth to new characters and situations.
The first book, Among Wolves, evolved slowly during lazy afternoons and evenings. There were no deadlines; no thoughts even of submission at that point. I just had the desire to tell a story, to breathe life into my belief that words are vitally important in this world and in any other. Among Wolves expressed my love both of the written word and the oral tradition of storytelling. I submitted it once to Harper Collins, during their two week open submission in the fall of 2012. No one was more surprised than I was to have Harper Voyager, UK pick up Among Wolves out of the over 5,000 manuscripts they received!
I’m not good at outlines. My characters develop first and then they take the story where they want it to go. Among Wolves surprised me in a number of delightful ways, where Grim Tidings grew darker, more serious in tone and purpose. To those of you who have read Among Wolves, I hope you will read Grim Tidings, as well. If you haven’t read my first book, please do, before reading Book #2. It will make things so much easier to understand.
I offer them both to you as a representation of who I am as an author and what I believe in. And should you feel motived, please leave a review on Amazon or Goodreads. That is the greatest compliment you can pay any author! I am honored that some of you will choose to read my book and I thank Harper Collins, UK again for this marvelous opportunity!
Your best bet for ordering paperbacks is www.bookdepository.com They offer competitive prices and free world wide shipping! Among Wolves is available now in paperback and Grim Tidings will follow in January.