Signing Books and Other Events!

Hello all!

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On Thursday evening I attended the Camberwell Dymocks Booklovers Signing event and sat next to the lovely Tracy M. Joyce who has also published her first novel! It was a wonderful coincidence, as our covers are very similar (female with bow and arrow accompanied by trusty wolf) but the stories are so different! It was a pleasure signing books next to her and I can’t wait to get started on her book, Altaica. You can check out her website here: http://tracymjoyce.com. Make sure to take a look at Altaica – a debut novel with a brilliant plot interwoven with moral and controversy. I sold and signed four books, which was a wonderful experience, and I hope to join in on this event again next time it comes around!

I’m also going to take this opportunity to say that the first four books in the StarryWings series have gone to free!  You can find these on iBooks, Smashwords, and lots of other online eBook stores. I’ve also been working on some artwork of the characters which you can see on my Facebook page.

Happy reading!

Dymocks Camberwell!

Wonderful news!  Aim is making it onto more book shelves every week.

This week, dad visited Dymocks Camberwell who are now stocking Aim.  It’s a great feeling to get my book into stores that have such a great attitude towards local writers, and that want to help young readers find something new to read.

Just take a look at their photo stream on Facebook to get a feeling for how much they do to encourage kids to read.

 

Aim is in store!

Super awesome news, guys! My latest book, Aim is now in Eltham Bookstore! Pretty exciting!

Dad and I visited the other day to show the book to the manager, Meera, and she’s agreed to take some copies and see what happens with them. Since we haven’t published with a big brand (Penguin, Allen & Unwin, for example) nobody is really in the mood for stocking it in piles, but I didn’t expect that since it’s only my sixth book.  Meera had some really excellent advice that for my next book I should go all the way – find a traditional publisher, try my hardest to polish it, and get the book distributed that way.

I’m willing to do this, of course, right after I get past this little writer’s block I’ve been dished out. I’m still writing, but the next book in the Aim series is already written up; it just needs to be rewritten, which is where I’m a bit blocked.

Being attached to it and enjoying some of the parts I’ve put into it, I am procrastinating and find it hard to start the book again (I’ve tried several times and all that’s come out is something thin and just terribly wrong).

In the meantime, I’ve started another book along with my other thirteen unfinished skits and have reached the threshold of 30,000 words – though this new idea is very long and detailed, and 30,000 words hasn’t even gotten the main characters to meet. So now, as I write this, even the ideas for that book seem to have stopped flowing. *sigh* I hate writer’s block. I still write, but it’s awful. ‘Nuff said.

So, here’s the link to Eltham Bookstore, because they’re awesome and you should check them out. Their bookstore has an awesomely wide range (including “The Fault in Our Stars”. Whoever stocks that book has to be amazing). Find them at https://www.facebook.com/elthambookshop

So, bye-di-bye. I think I’d better make another start on the sequel to Aim. *groans*

Skye Lotus
Floating on a lilypad, wishing she were watching BBC’s Sherlock Holmes
*sighs again*

New covers!

Hallo!

I’ve just finished drawing the new cover for “StarrWings, Sweet Dreams, Not!”. I’ve been redrawing and designing the covers due to the old ones being different to my new ways of drawing manga and anime people (though my anime and manga aren’t really up to scratch!). There will also be a new cover for “Frozen to the Spot”, as it needs updating, too!

School holidays are nearly over…looking forward to seeing my friends and writing more often! These holidays I’ve been a bit slack, but then again I have made a new cover!

Still working on the website background. Any suggestions? I’ve figured that my eye for bright rainbows will clash with the top bar with the manga and lotus flowers in the soft shades…I have found a background, but I haven’t yet been given permission to use it.

Peace to all!

Skye Lotus

Floating on a lily pad =D