Cover Concept and Update!

We made it, everyone! We made it to 2021.

Pat yourself on the back and take a breath. It looks like 2021 is bringing the same energy as 2020, but I am keeping my fingers crossed it’s just the aftershocks of 2020 and it will all calm down soon.

I’ve realised that it’s been a while since I’ve done an update on the blog so what better time than the new year?!

There are now regular updates being sent out in my monthly newsletter (if you’re not already signed up for it, you can sign up here!) so if you want to be the first to get the news then that’s the best place to be!  In fact, last month I sent out a kind of preview of the cover for Windborn and showed off the concept sketch that has become the basis for the final cover. Now, because I don’t want you to miss out I’ve also put it below!

Windborn Cover Concept
Doesn’t it look great!

From now on the blog will only really be used for big updates, like release dates or cover reveals, and the other updates like letting you know how the writing’s going and generally sharing cool stuff (like book recommendations!) will be on the newsletter.

The plan at the moment is to release Windborn in mid to late February, but once I have the date nailed down I will be posting an update! I’ll also be sharing a snippet of Windborn soon and hoping to sort out a nice cover reveal with the lovely folks at Storytellers On Tour.

I think that’s it for now!

Until next time, be kind, be well, and be happy!

An Update!

Hello everyone,

It’s been a little while since I’ve done a proper update, but let me assure you I’ve been busy nonetheless!

As well as trying to survive what 2020 has been throwing at us, I’ve been hard at work editing Windborn. It’s now been through several read-through edits by me, been out to beta readers, and finally just come back from a professional editor (the wonderful Sarah Chorn) with lots of scribbles and comments. The comments have been both hilarious and humbling.

A dog-eared copy of Windborn that I read through to edit.
The copy of Windborn that I went through with my editing pencil!

Now I need to go back through the book looking through the editor’s comments and making all the necessary changes there. Hopefully this will be a faster process than when I first went through it on my own!

I’m also talking to a cover designer and cover illustrator and even though the cover is in its super early stages I am very excited about it. It’s utterly surreal and exhilarating to be at this stage and see the book starting to take shape. I can’t wait to share it with you all.

And, I have also set up a mailing list! I’ll be sending out monthly updates on it as well as sharing what I’ve been up to, recommendations and things that I think are just plain cool.

If you’d like to sign up then you can head over here:

That’s it for now!

Until next time: be well, be kind, and have fun!