Howdy, folks, family, & friends. I have to say, writing is dirty work. I’ve probably told you this before, but it never hurts to say it again. Each segment of a story has to be thoroughly thought through. (see all those th’s?) First your idea, or in TJ’s case, his dream, then a pseudo outline, then a bunch of typing, retyping, more retyping, and finally other people read your story. Next is editing, typing, retyping, and then if you are us, we listen to the story using the read aloud deal on Word. After that, we send to other editing folks, and we pay them some money. Finally, we search for covers and then we put it all into publishing shape, and add it to Amazon and post it! (deep breath). After all of that, six months to a year or so later, we begin to tell you all to go buy it. Then we sit back and hope! Writing is very seriously just like work. All the while, we are praying God will bless what we’ve done.
At this juncture, it is my sad duty to announce that Phoenix Fan Fusion will be disappointing us once more, as they have moved back the convention until 2022. You can see the exact dates on our book pages, or you can go to this website to view all the details: https://nerdvanamedia.com/events/phoenix-fan-fusion-2021-scrubbed-january-2022-event-set/150807/
We will be there IF they ever open, again. In the meantime, we are hoping and praying for the Payson Book Festival to go ahead. It is July 17, 2021. All you convention and book lovers in Arizona and New Mexico, and even Utah should come out for this. The weather in Payson in July is idyllic. You can view all the details at this website: https://paysonbookfestival.org/
Please remember TJ has a whole series of Scifi/Fantasy on Amazon, and you can find his books here: https://www.amazon.com/s?k=the+Mirror+Gate+Chronicles&i=stripbooks&ref=nb_sb_noss
I have helped him with these books, but he is the genius behind them. You should begin with the Quest, then the Journey, the Rescue, and then the War. Those are the initial stories, with continuing sagas. There are 10 books in total. You can see them in order on TJ’s book page.
In the meantime, I have gotten My Soul Awaits back from the proofreader/editor. I am very excited because now I can add it to my first two stories, and perhaps even bundle it for people who like a short series. Memories of War is here: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/1092656944/ and And Freedom to the Prisoners is here: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B084DFY3HM/
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