So I have a couple of exciting things to share today. First off, I’ve already said this on Twitter, but it’s time to announce on the blog that Prayer of the Handmaiden has been accepted for publication with Bold Strokes. The publication date is set for 2015 – I know that may seem like a long time, but the editing and publishing process can be lengthy, and this novel came in at about the same length as Sword of the Guardian – it may lose some weight in the editing process ^~ but it’s a hefty manuscript at the moment and will take a while to polish into something worthy of all of you. <3
So to help stave off the wait, I have added a bunch of new fun stuff to my website, and I have more goodies planned over the next several months.
To start off with, I’ve finished putting together the Branded Ann playlist with some favorite piratey songs that (at least for me) evoke the tone and emotion of the book.
Prayer of the Handmaiden now has its own page, with an Author’s Notes/FAQ section, some preliminary character bios, and perhaps best of all, the first chapter of the book is available for your reading pleasure. There will be more fun things coming, too… I’m working on a recorded reading of the second chapter, quite a few more 3D images, a priestess playlist, and possibly a library of details about the world of Ithyria. I’m kicking around the idea of writing a few short stories, too – and maybe making another animated book trailer. So stay tuned!