For the past however-long, it might seem like I’ve been a bad writer/author. However, behind the scenes, NOT SO! I’ve actually spent pretty close to every waking moment working on The Kota Series and Shorts updates.
The facts were these:
I decided at the beginning of January to take The Kota away from my old publisher and go the full, do-it-myself self-publishing route. Long story less long, their customer service is not making me regret the decision to leave…but it could take up to 30 days…but it’s unclear, so I have no real date to plan a relaunch yet.
So, that resulted in me deciding, “Well, might as well re-edit the whole series and relaunch!” Enter Sunshine the Editing Zombie as I update The Kota Series Books 1-4. BUT, they’re nearly done now. I have awesome new covers, so stay tuned for those. Each book contains a new map of that book’s world. They now have sneak peeks of the following book. AND, these updated versions are going to be on Kindle Unlimited, so there will be ways to get them for free!
Also, as you may recall, I started working on Ebon, the next Kota Short. Yeah…it’s going to be a Summer/Fall release now. 😛
THAT’S because another idea popped into my head – writing a Kota Short exclusively for my mailing list. Because why NOT create even more work for myself?! The Prophet will be a true prequel to the Kota Series. This short story will introduce Renny and Hazen, the Kota prophets who wrote the original Kota Prophecies. The story is coming along nicely, and hopefully it’ll be a good intro to the Kota world while giving old readers new backstory with surprises (wink, wink). The Prophet will be finished and delivered on 04/01/2017.
I took a leap and now have Wednesdays off my day job to focus on writing. (Working only 6 days a week? What?! This is kinda great.)
My plan is to use the first Wednesday of every month to give you book news via video (on YouTube, Facebook, and my home page).
Also on the first Wednesday of every month, I’ll start monthly raffle giveaways exclusive to my mailing list. The prizes will include:
- The Kota Series and Shorts swag (bookmarks, posters, magnets, shirts, etc.)
- Amazon gift cards
- eBooks by other authors (only books I’ve read and HONESTLY recommend)
- signed paperbacks
- other surprises!
The first monthly giveaway will start on 03/08/2017. (Too busy to start this week!) Each giveaway will last until the following Wednesday.
If you’d like to subscribe to Sunshine’s Mailing List, remember this also means getting the exclusive Kota Short, The Prophet, on 04/01/2017. You can subscribe here:
(Deep breaths.) Okay, so that’s what I’ve been up to in my absence. Once I know The Kota is removed from the publisher, I’ll reveal the cover, set it up for pre-release, and create a ReLaunch Party on Facebook.
Until then, cheers! I’m going to enjoy my Wednesday off. 🙂