Hope everyone is having a great holiday season!
I am ready for 2016 to be gone and ring in a fresh start with 2017.
I had major surgery a little over a month ago and am finally back in the swing of things.
With that being said, I am ready to talk projects.
In the coming year we would are planning to launch multiple projects and release several long planned books.
Starting with a big project with a great illustrator from California.
I think it is going to be a ton of fun to finally see this project come to fruition.
I have been pushing to get this project done for over a year and by pure luck found a perfect
partner to complete this with.
The book is "My Magic Penpal" featuring the tooth fairy and a lot of fun for young readers.
The final project is shaping up to be around 36 pages and full color illustration will bring it to life just right.
On the side of other children's books. I hope that "Busy Bunny's Night of Wonder" will finally be completed and see publication. And there are ten other large books and projects just in chapter books and young readers alone. One such project is a great little adventure called "Dogfeathers".
More on that book series later.
I am reworking Sacrificial Eclipse (part 3) and moving forward with the fourth part of the Everlasting Night Series as well.
There are three other books for adult aged readers as well. Two of said books are mysteries and full of suspense and twists as well as great historical information related to the plots.
I can't wait to get some of these done and share them with everyone. For one such project, the biggest passion I have had since first trying to write down a story, "The First Adventure of Lily Ithica has a book jacket design that I am using to begin finalizing the project. When it releases it will be the biggest single work and most unnerving one I have ever worked on.
The series it belongs to has been something I really am crazy about and driven crazy by but I know it needs to be finished because it is a great story that I really believe in.
The Enchanted Lands of Bisclona Series is a massive scale project that has already seen two children's books (Darby's First Christmas in Bisclona and Darby and the Dewberry Fairies) and has fifteen other chapter book length books in the works. However this first full length novel represents the heart of it all and has been something I have worked on for over ten years. At times I am lost in the potential of the world of Bisclona. So I need to see this book out in the world so I can get back to daydreaming about the rest of the world in the series.
Finally, I am reworking the Dreamcatcher project and am happy to say that it is back on track. over 30 images by 30 illustrators and 30 short stories. I have hopes that it will be scary and nightmare inducing as well as the genre bending book that it was planned to be.
Here is hoping 2017 will be the fruitful year for us all that i think it will be!
Below is an image of the template work being done on "My Magic Penpal"