It set me back with work and now I’m frantically writing, trying to recover lost ground and still make the spring deadline for Ayers, which remains May 2016.
Ayers is about 2/3 finished. Fortunately, I have the support of my editor, Dj, who will handle copy editing, thus saving me a lot of time.
The story has a different vibe and definitely a different rhythm. I’ve had a ton of fun writing it and I hope you will enjoy it as much as you’ve enjoyed the others (I’m assuming you did and that you’re not just visiting my website to find the Contact Form and tell me how much my books suck).
Anyway, a few days ago I got the first feedback from my beta-reader who, among snarky remarks and eye-rolls in text form told me that she enjoyed the world-building, and the fact that the reader could discover more about the universe these characters inhabit. That was always my main goal for Ayers. It’s fun to go back in time and revisit the Ayers-Ross crew, but it’s not all fun and games. The events of this book will resonate through the “main timeline”, specifically influencing some of the events in Book 4, whose plot is set right after The Vintages.
Anyway, it’s been a tough start of 2016 on a personal level but, professionally, there are good things on the horizon.
I have teamed up with fellow author and graphic designer Lou Harper to re-design the covers for the entire series. My books have always been a very personal endeavor to me and, from the very first moment, I was involved in every single part of the publishing process, from editing my own text to creating my own covers and learning the ins-and-outs of marketing. After three years, I’m happy to finally be in the position to take my work to another level and present a product that is more polished and professional.
My lovely time-traveling Editbot Dj Hendrickson made sure the manuscripts are in perfect shape and the talented Lou Harper redesigned the covers for something more genre-specific.
Without further ado, here are the new covers:
In the meantime, I’d love to hear what you think of the new covers. Drop me a line at
or shoot me a comment through the Contact Form. I’m always happy to hear from my readers and I usually get back within 24 hours.
Have a great Sunday!