Daniel and the Sun Sword is now available for PRE-ORDER!
1) If you live in or around Dothan, AL:
Those who are local, please INDICATE where you would like to pick up your order:
♦ The Launch Party in MID JULY at Barnes and Noble. (This will be the earliest you can get the book)…or…
♦ Dothan Behavioral Medicine Clinic at 101 Medical Drive, 36303 (Late July) or…
♦ First Presbyterian Church at 3012 West Main St., 36305 (Late July).
2) If you live out of the area, click HERE to order on Amazon.
♦DON’T GET CONFUSED: The book will be available in July, but on Amazon.com and on B&N.com you’ll notice that the official “release date” is listed as November 3, 2015. This is due to Mysterious Publishing World Rules. As the name implies, they’re very mysterious. You WILL receive your copy of Daniel and the Sun Sword by the end of July or early August if you order through Amazon.
Well folks, here it is at last! Let me know what you think…
Thirteen-year-old Daniel is about to be adopted. But when he learns his new family wants him as a slave, he runs away with the help of his new neighbors, the naïve and cowardly Ben, and Raylin, a mysterious girl with a shady past. He begins to second-guess his decision, however, when the cave they hide in transports them to the ruins of Machu Picchu, where they find themselves embroiled in a battle between ancient gods of Life and Death. To top things off, the God of Life draws Daniel into the fray by adopting him as his son and setting him on a quest to complete a broken, mystical sword, a task that will pit him against the god of the underworld.
Now, Daniel and his friends have just one weekend to find the shards before a hoard of supernatural enemies catch up. But that’s not all they face. A trap has been set that even Daniel wouldn’t expect, and he just took the bait. Will the power of his Heavenly Father be enough to save them?
Daniel and the Sun Sword will be published by Ellechor Media in JULY 2015.
Daniel and the Sun Sword Stuff…
I know, I know. I’ve been REALLY spotty with posts over the last few months. Every spare second has been either wrapping up pre-publication stuff, writing the next book, or planning for the release. Not to mention everything that goes along with daddy-ing, husband-ing, and working.
Anyway, here’s what to expect over the next month:
Final cover reveal.
Instructions for Pre-Ordering…This will either be done through Amazon or through my own website. That’s TBD by my publisher.
Info on the Release Party at Barnes and Noble.
Also, I will be hosting a cover reveal for one of my author friends this coming week, so be on the lookout. She has a new book coming out that looks awesome.
For those of you following my Newsletter, you’ve already seen the image below. For those of you who don’t…
~The first mock-up of the Daniel and the Sun Sword cover was completed recently. Since it’s a mock-up, it doesn’t feature the final images, but it does give you an idea of what the feel will be like. Here’s an obscured sneak peak. Hope you enjoy: (more…)
Sorry for being absent for the past month. Baby Daniel has been keeping us on our toes and I’ve time for little else. But that’s as it should be. He’s a SUPER little dude, and I love him.
As some of you know (those who are receiving my Newsletter), Cover Design Has Begun! It’s been FOUR years since I began writing the Sons and Daughters series (and ELEVEN since I began writing period). Imagine how much I’ve fantasized about what my book would look like on a shelf at a bookstore. That day is almost here and I’m stoked!
The artist has often worked with Ellechor Media in the past. Here’s a screenshot from his website, and I hope you’ll head on over to check out his gallery at http://dewestfineart.com/home.
Last weekend I received the first mockups for the cover and THEY LOOKED AWESOME! (more…)
Somewhere between the wee morning hours of January 1st and the late morning hours of January 1st, my children wiped their boogers all over my resolutions.
I think they’ll still do, though. They are, in order of importance:
Why is fantasy so cool? Because there is something within all of us that longs for the supernatural. I’ve SERIOUSLY paraphrased something C. S. Lewis writes about this in The Weight of Glory:
“For a few minutes, just as the moment of vision dies away, as the music ends or as the landscape loses the celestial light, we have had the illusion of belonging to that world. The promise of glory means that the door on which we have been knocking all our lives–the door to the supernatural–will open at last.”
In Daniel and the Sun Sword, Daniel finds that even when he’s running away from that door, much less knocking, it’s going to open.