And would you believe, I’ve been too busy with the next one to post about the one I spent almost all the second half of 2022 on?
That was an absolutely terrible sentence, and as a writer, I should know better.
But I don’t care.
I GOT THE BOOK DONE.
After a title change. HA HA HA, that joke was totally on me.
Of Scends and Triads is officially out in the world as…
The title change came about as I was creating the cover art. Yes, the oil painting on the cover as well as the design and trade dress are all me. It’s not ideal, it’s not perfect. But it’s my first ever book cover design, and I think it came out really well and I am immensely proud of it. I don’t know if it makes people want to buy the book (I have pretty much given up trying to figure out why people buy one book over another), but it makes me happy, and that’s all I care about atm. “If you build it, they will come.” I’ve made something (inside and out!) that I’m proud of, and I have to believe that its readers will find it.
Oh! But I was rambling on about the title change. In creating the cover, I could not, could not, COULD NOT get the “Of Scends and Triads” title to look right. I tried all manner of fonts and sizes and stylings, and it was just all wrong. Finally, after days of frustration, the thought suddenly popped into my head: “What if the problem isn’t the font? What if the problem is the title?”
Looked at optional titles list. Picked “The Triad Gate.” Stuck it on the cover. And BANGERANG, suddenly…
After that, it was just hop, skip, and resizing to arrive at the finalized cover art. YAY FREAKIN’ ME.
The book, in case you were wondering, is HERE. Don’t buy the paperback yet! I messed up the page numbers (i.e., there mysteriously aren’t any?), and I have to do some book surgery to fix it. So for now, stick with the ebook, ‘kay?
Love ya, readers. Love ya, people who buy my books even if you don’t read them. Every little bit helps! 😁
Oh, and the next book I’m working on is MALEFACTORS — AND OTHER BLOODLINES OF THE LIGHT-WALKERS, my second collection of fantasy/spec-fic short stories. I am having a blast with it.
Go buy THE TRIAD GATE!