I just wanted to post a quick update and let you know of some of the latest developments around The Borrowed World. I continue to receive a lot of feedback and I appreciate your comments. I’m glad to know that so many of you have enjoyed the book and are looking forward to the next installment.
The Borrowed World on Audio
The last few days I’ve been listening to Kevin Pierce’s excellent narration of the book. It’s been great hearing my book read in a voice other than my own. I think his narration is gripping and brings a whole new element to the book. If you’re an audiobook fan, it should be available in July. I’ll be posting updates as the release date is finalized.
The Next Book
The most common question I’m getting is about the release of the second book in the series. I have to admit that promotion and getting the audiobook off the ground has taken some time away from writing but the draft of Book 2 is about halfway complete. I’ve got a title in mind and I’ll release that a little later. The projected release of Book 2 is early October.
A lot of hands go into the production of a book. At some point I will post more information about my journey as a writer, but suffice is to say that the journey of all writers involves a lot of frustration. Ten years ago I completely washed my hands of the system and vowed never to write anything else ever again. Yeah, I was pouting.
But as some point I gave up pouting and started writing again. Part of that was due to the encouraging information shared on the websites of authors Steve Konkoly and J.A. Konrath. They made me realize that there were now huge opportunities available to independent authors willing to publish outside of the big publishing house system. It was impressive to me that both of these authors were willing to take their time and share information that would help other writers. I have thanked Steve for this before and will continue to thank him. J. A. Konrath — if you read this — thank you, too.