Something big is coming... something so big, that I have not dared breathe a word of it 'til now, and I tremble at mentioning it, as though the words leaving my fingertips as I type this are jinxing something.
And yet, here we are.
I'm going to let you in on a secret. One of the biggest secrets of my writing career:
I am participating in a project. This project may *cough* involve other amazingly talented authors. And it may *double-cough* have a HUGE event coming up in the next two weeks. An event that will change my career and launch me into a writing frenzy that won't slow down for over a year.
Ready for the spoiler? The one just for you?
Splitting Dawn, the first full-length novel in my Splitting Worlds series, may *triple cough and looking around for falling bricks* be involved.
Something big is coming... I am literally shaking as I write this. You won't find Splitting Dawn in the drop-down section under "My Books" tab...not yet. There is only a working cover there right now (not the final cover), and a vague blurb as it is all I am able to share right this second.
However, make a note, set a reminder, or keep a close eye out for an e-mail from me September 8th 2021 (CST). That e-mail will be the one to finally pull the veil off what this HUGE project is, and you will have front-row first access.
If you are not already an e-mail list subscriber, but you want "in" when the announcement comes on September 8th, you can sign-up for my e-mail list HERE and receive the first novella in the Splitting Worlds series, (Splitting Dusk) to read while you wait for the announcement.
I am so excited to share two new author interviews: July 2021 with you today!
First, though, I was to personally thank each and every person reading who has ordered, read, rated, or reviewed The Vow That Twisted Fate! Launch day blew me away, quite frankly, and I was overwhelmed by your support and encouragement.
Among that encouragement were two authors/bloggers who were so kind to feature me in their blogs with blog interviews. Here is more informaiton about both of the two new author interviews: July 2021:
Thank you so much, Helen and Havelah, for taking the time to interview me and share with your readers! This author journey is amazing, and I know I wouldn't be where I am today without you.
It's here! The votes have been tallied, which means I can finally share the Starfire Express working cover reveal!
Everyone who voted for either "Starfire Express" or "A Flame of Fae and Fang" in the poll will have the name they submitted with their vote included on the acknowledgments pages of the book.
Without further ado, here is the Starfire Express working cover reveal:
Cover Art by GetCovers.com
Starfire Express: A Flame of Fae and Fang, is slated for release in early 2022.
Even though I love the work I writer, sometimes I end up changing my best-laid plans: my story mutinied...
My mind is filled with amazing stories from multiple series. When I decided to make The Vow That Twisted Fate my debut novel, I was left with the daunting task of selecting which of those series I would launch once The Vow That Twisted Fate (a stand-alone novel) is released.
After much discussion with my muse, my mentor, and my partner, I made a decision and started writing away. The story was coming along swimmingly! Characters surprised me with the twists and turns in their decisions. Lightbulbs were going off left and right. Yes, I was sure that Kritinia: Shadow Child was going to be the next full-length novel to see the light of day, and its arrival would kick-off the five-volume Kritinia series.
Then, something highjacked my best-laid plans: my story mutinied.
You read that right. Everything froze. The characters quit moving. They sat themselves down with a merry picnic of the best fried chicken and a heaping dose of indifference. And my attempts at prodding them forward was less successful than beating a certain green Jedi master at a lightsaber duel.
But it worked out for the best!
You may have seen a poll go out earlier this month (which is open through May 30th 2021 HERE) asking for help choosing the name of my next novel. Flaming inspiration for that novel and its counterpart (it is a two-volume series) has been fanned hotter and brighter within me, and I have now begun the process of vigorously writing volume one.
So yes, there has been a change in my best-laid plans: my story mutinied, but that doesn't mean that Kritinia is forgotten--merely delayed. I am excited to share more about the new series in the coming weeks here on my website, so sign up for my e-mail list if you'd like to hear the news first.
Are you a writer whose story has mutinied? I'd love to hear what you decided to do! Drop it in the comments.
Can't wait to read more about my next novel (currently in progress as of the time this blog is posted)?
-Pre-order The Vow That Twisted Fate (July 9th 2021 release) and upload your receipt HERE to start reading a digital copy now, while waiting for news on the new series!
-Check out Kritinia: Shadow Child's page HERE to see more about the story that mutinied.
-Follow my Reedsy Reviewer account HERE to see what books I'm reading/reviewing to give myself self-care breaks while writing.
I got some super-exciting news today! The Vow That Twisted Fate is now IndieReader Approved!
When I saw the e-mail about the perfect five-star review, I was absolutely astounded. I had hyped myself up for a 3 (IndieReader labels a 3 as "Worth Reading"), since this is my debut Adult Fantasy novel and my comback from two flops I wrote back in college.
But no, it's real! And you can see the whole five-star review right HERE. My mind is spinning knowing that The Vow That Twisted Fate is now IndieReader Approved...I hope this is the seal that official signs off on the fact that every author can make a come-back! If I can do it, so can you!
-Want to learn more about The Vow That Twisted Fate? Check out TVTTF's page HERE.
-Ready to read it? Pre-order your copy on Amazon, Google Play, Barnes & Noble, or my website shop and upload your receipt HERE to receive an advanced copy to start on now (before the July 9th 2021 release)!
-Curious what other readers have to say about The Vow That Twisted Fate? Check out some of the reader reviews HERE.
-Have you read The Vow That Twisted Fate and want to add your review? Review it on Goodreads HERE.
Splitting Dusk/Fragmentos Crepusculares Copyright 2020
Katherine D. Graham
Time for a sneak peak: a Splitting Dusk Spanish translation is in the works!
The first novella in my Splitting Worlds series, Splitting Dusk kicked off my re-booted writing career with the English edition in December 2020. Since its release, the English version has been downloaded 133 times and has 5 Goodreads reviews.
Splitting Dusk (in English) is currently only available for my e-mail list subscribers. The New Adult Epic Fantasy novella follows Caelyn, an Angel/Human/Demon hybrid who doesn't know she is a Hybrid and is unaware of anything beyond the Human world, as she strives to end a millennia-long feud between twin Angel and Demon brothers Ayangelo and Natius.
Included in the fact that this sneak peak: a Splitting Dusk Spanish translation is in the works, comes the exciting announcement that the superbly talented Julianabm92 is assisting me with this wonderful translation!
Stay tuned for more updates on the release of the Spanish edition in coming weeks!
With that being said, Anna made my first interview as an author smooth, fun, and positive. I cannot thank Anna enough! Anna is an award-winning author herself, and you should definitely check out her works!
-See Anna's YouTube Channel "The Author Library" HERE
-Connect with Anna on Instagram HERE
-Check out Anna's books on her website HERE
-Read more about The Vow That Twisted Fate, my debut adult fantasy novel, HERE
Oh, and if you're interested in AutoCrit, you can check out their editing services HERE. :-)
When I woke up this morning, I was greeted by the very first review and rating of The Vow That Twisted Fate, written by one of my advanced readers. Here is the review:
This review is the one I've been holding my breath for after my two flopped self-published books from 5 and 7 years ago--before I researched and learned how to proceed correctly in the self-publishing process. It is my first personal five-star review after 10+ years of helping others prepare their own books for publication by beta reading (which I now do professionally).
The review that made me cry on Valentine's Day has given me the realization that I made the right decision in putting my work out in the world again. That others would care about my work. And that we all start somewhere, but our early failures do not define us.
If you are a reader, please know that the time it takes you to write a review for your favorite indie/self-published author means the world to us. It's better than almost any gift. And if you're a writer reading this, you should know that writing is an art. One day at a time, one learning opportunity at a time, we will continue to improve our craft. Things I have learned in this process include:
-LEARN from the critiques you receive, don't take them personally.
-Realize when you need help (editors, proofreaders, beta readers, formatters, etc.) AND ASK for it.
I can't wait to see what the rest of the writing community is putting out there! Would you like to add The Vow That Twisted Fate on Goodreaders? You can do so by clicking HERE.
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