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This novel was, if I'm being honest with myself, in the making since I was about 14. It physically took four years to write and went through three versions. Here it is. I'm so friggen nervous. It will be free for a month after February 20th if you want to read it but can't spare the $5.


Even if you have no intention of reading it, please share! Get the word out! 


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Senecal Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Hey you should consider submitting something to TTA Press. It's a pretty renown and reputable publisher of fiction that has a futuristic/sci/steam type flavor. In fact, I've illustrated for them for years and I think you may have seen some of their work years ago. Andy C is the editor there and is a great guy.

Not sure what they pay for published print but I have a friend in Berkeley who got some stuff in. (I think I like your work better). Can't be too much but we don't make art for the money now do we? Cough.

Here's the site info: ttapress.com/interzone/guideli…
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Sinned-angel-stock Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2014  Professional Photographer
Thanks, but I don't really write short stories :/ I'm not sure I have anything for them. But I will keep them in mind if I ever do write a short story!
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qxvw198 Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2014
Sounds interesting.  I just purchased a copy to read on my phone.  I have a Kindle app.
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Sinned-angel-stock Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2014  Professional Photographer
Thank you! Let me know what you think :) Hope you enjoy it.
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qxvw198 Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2014
I will let you know what I think and I will write a review on Amazon when I finish the book.  I do have a few others ahead of it on my reading list, however.
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Sinned-angel-stock Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2014  Professional Photographer
No worries. Please be honest, though, don't try to spare my feelings or give me a nice review because we're a part of the same art community.
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qxvw198 Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2014
I just stayed up late finishing "Everdark".  I even skipped watching part of the Olympics to read it, but I did pause to watch the figure skating :)

I submitted a short review on Amazon.com.  I am not sure how soon it will be posted, but hopefully in the next day or so.

I enjoyed the novel enough to hope you write more about Redd and her friends.  You are working on more, right?  I mean, with all of your free time surely you can crank out another novel in no time, right? :)

I realize that being a mother and wife take up much of your time, but I do hope you write more.  If want someone to help beta-test and/or edit future novels I would be happy to.  I have provided enough assistance to one other published science fiction author to make it into her acknowledgements.
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Sinned-angel-stock Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2014  Professional Photographer
Wow, thanks so much! I'm really glad you enjoyed it :) (I hope you were honest!)

Yes, I have MANY more stories haha. The next book is Pheonix's origin story and that's almost half-written, and Redd's sequel (which will be 3rd to be released) is maybe 1/4 to 1/5 to a first draft. I have enough material to be writing for a long, long, long time.

I would love another beta-reader, I only have one really right now (technically two but my other beta is...kind of unreliable, as much as I love her). But yes, I'm kind of taking a bit of a hiatus at the moment since having a toddler and a newborn makes things very difficult. I'll get back into it soon (I promise myself, because if I go too long without doing something creative I get cranky and nihilistic).
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qxvw198 Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2014
Well, let me know when you get back to writing and want someone else's input.

qxvw198@yahoo.com
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J4B Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Sounds like a lot of stuff is happening in that book.
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