I’m pleased to announce the cover and description of my first novel, The Rains of Imarcia. Click on the cover to get a clearer, larger version.
Coming ~ Dec 15 2011
With Imarcia’s population dwindling daily, another world, one usually neutral in Imarcian dealings, becomes concerned. So when raiding escalates between the two cities of Elarrc and Renaci, a delegate is dispatched to interpose and attempt to stave off the impending war.
Windrunner Sey arrives upon Imarcian soil to lend an objective hand. She learns quickly that not only does she have to contend with the horrors the storms rain down almost daily and the stubbornness of the Rainwatchers who lead the two cities, but she must also fight the strong desire to run home through the high storms and leave Imarcia’s people to the deadly fate they seem to wish to embrace.
Magic Realism/Fantasy Romance/Secondary World Fantasy
Cover Photo Copyright © Konradbak | Dreamstime.com
Congratulations to the three winners for quarter 3 for Writers of the Future:
1st Place – William Mitchell of London, England
2nd Place – M.O. Muriel of Texas
3rd Place – Jacob A. Boyd of Oregon
Can’t wait to meet you all next April! :)
My short story, Sand-child, will be published in Daily Science Fiction on November 25, available to read that day for everyone on their mailing list. Later on their website for those not getting the stories to their inbox. I’m super excited because this will be my first pro publication, even though it’s technically not my first pro sale. Yay :)
Also, the RibbonSight Collection has been published in paperback and is now available for $13.99 through Amazon. It’s supposed to be $11.99, but I can’t figure out how to change it. Me = technologically unsavvy :(
The Rains of Imarcia, a novel set (surprise, surprise) in the world of Imarcia will be published mid-December of this year.
I will be aiming for a Dec. 15th publication date, but considering the inability to control the exact time when stories go live across all the sites I publish to, it is possible things might be a day or two early or late.
Back cover description and cover will be added in future posts in November and/or early December 2011.
The most updated information on forthcoming works can now be found on both the Forthcoming page as well as the specific world the story is set in. In this case, in the Imarcia World page.
Announcing a new world:
Humid and hot, there are few places in Imarcia where the land becomes frozen. The rains come down often year round, with only a slight slackening during brief wintery seasons. The land is fertile, in plant and in herds.
Yet, despite that, the people live in metal covered cities, with only a day’s ride in all directions tilled and managed about them. They live hidden from the elements. Hidden from the rain. Above their heads, within their walls, the filters purr to life with each rainfall, sifting out the dangers of the rains that fall upon their land.
For on Imarcia, the rains kill…
Story announcement to follow :)
For the most part, stories set within these Worlds will likely all be indie published. All of my stand alone (or stand alone at-the-moment) stories are always subbed out to traditional markets, though if I write a short enough story set within one of these Worlds and I feel it might have a chance out there, I’d sub it as well (unlikely–though now that I say that I’m sure it will happen).
Regardless, everything is now listed in my bibliography page. Everything. It’s going to get long, which is why I decided it best to put the trad story sales at the top and showcase indie work by putting complete descriptions under the World the story took place in.
Ahh. Feeling free to write whatever I want is wonderful.
Also, Dara England created the new header that you see at the top of the page. I love it :)