The best-laid schemes of mice and men

Murphy’s Law has struck again! Ashes Remain was meant to be released on the 28th, but instead, the paperback was released today, two days earlier than planned. When publishing with KDP, it can take up to 72 hours of review time before your book is up and out for purchase. With my previous books, it has taken the full 72 hours, so I assumed that would be this case with Ashes Remain. How very wrong I was. -.- This time around, I decided to advertise my novel’s release day to try and build a bit of buzz, so, of course, … Continue reading The best-laid schemes of mice and men

Release Day and the Future

Only four days until the release of Ashes Remain! Everything is set up for the eBook to be released on the 28th, so get your pre-orders in now if you want to make sure the book will be ready-steady and in your eBook on the day. 🙂 I’m itching to press the ‘publish’ button for the paperback, but I’ve got to wait until tomorrow for that. (Within 72 hours after hitting ‘publish’, the book will be available. I don’t want to be too eager and have the book out earlier than planned.) Since I finished Ashes Remain, I’ve been going … Continue reading Release Day and the Future

Samhain

This evening the celebrations for Samhain (pronounced SAH-win) begin, ending tomorrow 1st November at sunset. Anglo-Saxons called November Blōtmōnaþ (blót month – blót means ‘blood sacrifice’) for that was the month they slaughtered their livestock in dedication to their gods. An entry in the Menologium seu Calendarium Poeticum explains that “this month is called Novembris in Latin, and in our language the month of sacrifice, because our forefathers, when they were heathens, always sacrificed in this month, that is, that they took and devoted to their idols the cattle which they wished to offer.” Samhain is a Gaelic festival marking … Continue reading Samhain