More exciting book news! I've officially signed an audiobook deal with Tantor Media, meaning Elvish will soon be coming to you on Audible / Google Play / iTunes / all the others! I'll keep you updated on the timeline for this, but it's looking like the audiobook will be releasing by the end of this year. Hooray!
We have a new map! Since we'll be exploring more of the mainlands in book two, I thought it'd be a good time to update the original map with a more detailed full color version. You can also see the map in high resolution on the Elvish book page!
Guys! I've been BUSY. The sequel to Elvish is up on Goodreads and I've officially announced the title (see the original post about that here!). I've started talking cover art with my designers. I've maybe (maybe!?) got some news coming up about the Elvish audiobook. I'm knee-deep in Elder edits, and am rushing to get the promised first three chapters out to readers. I was just interviewed for Authority Magazine and Thrive Global, and they've asked to feature me in their upcoming bestseller author summit (where I'll be sharing advice for all my author-hopefuls out there!). NO, I'm not sleeping. It's okay. I'll get around to that later. *hysterical laughter* *sobs into hands*
Big news, friends! Today I'm sharing more details about Elvish, starting with book two in the series:
1. We have a title! The second installment in the Elvish series is officially here, and it will be called Elder.
I've been eagerly anticipating this announcement, because it's a big step in the writing process: choosing a title and then committing to it. One-word titles are tough, because they have to encompass the entire book in, well, a single word. Luckily, Elder couldn't have been a more perfect match. (Plus, it's another e-word to fit the theme. These things do matter).
2. We have a back cover blurb! You can read the blurb for Elder on Goodreads. (And you can add it to your to-read shelf while you're at it!).
Again, I've been looking forward to sharing more details about book two with you guys, and I'm so excited to announce that you can now read the back cover blurb for Elder on Goodreads. I hope the blurb gives you a little peek into what you can expect for the second book in the series, which I'm striving to make even more daring/heart-wrenching/compelling than the first.
3. Elvish will officially be a trilogy!
I've been hesitant to announce this, since my books tend to write themselves and therefore are out of my control. I couldn't be sure how many books this series would encompass (two? three? four!?) until recently, simply because I didn't know how many words it would take to finish telling the story.
From a reader's point of view, I understand how odd this might sound. As an author, however, it's fairly intuitive. I know how Venick and Ellina's story ends, but how many pages will it take to write it? If I could finish the story in, say, less than 100,000 words, the series would work nicely as a duology. However, it's clear to me that I'll need another 250,000+ words to finish out the series, which means that YES, there will be a total of three books in the Elvish Trilogy.
4. We have another title!
The third and final installment in the Elvish Trilogy will be called Ember. Rather than keep this a secret, I'm sharing it early as a thank you to all you guys for reading along and just generally being awesome.
Whelp, that's all for now. Happy New Year. Happy reading. Happy everything.