Projects & Progress: March 2018

FullSizeRenderI have to start this off by saying, to all The Warding’s fans, I’m sorry. I failed you last year. I really meant to have the The Last Dance, book three in the series, finished and published in 2017. Sadly, that did not happen. For whatever reason, this part of the story has taken me a lot more effort to write than the first two installments. This part of the tale is just super slow going for me, and I don’t have a good excuse for that. I’m really hoping this means its going to be a stellar installment when all is said and done (and worthy of the wait!) but, in the meantime–I’m sorry to make you wait.

I myself am not a patient person when it comes to waiting for the next book in a series I love. I chomp at the bit something fierce and hate disappointment –especially when a date gets promised and moved, promised and moved… (::coughgeorgiecough::)

So to know I left you all hanging at the end of Faster really does fill me with disappointment in myself. I want to be better than that–but I also won’t rush a story for the sake of getting it out faster (no–the irony is not lost on me there). I intend to make sure The Last Dance worth every single extra day you wait for it!

In the meantime, while Cat and I argue about her journey through the world of faery, I have been at work on other things. This year promises to bring some exciting new projects to life.  In 2018 I will be branching out to two new realms: tarot deck creation and a more traditional (yet anything but) sword n’ sorcery fantasy series.

Before I get into the exciting new projects I’m going to be working on, I wanted to note how I intend to use this blog going forward. Its obvious that I’m terrible on updating it! I will be making a concentrated effort to come back here regularly, with quarterly Projects & Progress updates, in addition to announcing any new release dates and giveaways being held.  I’m also planning to post some sneak peeks of content as it comes and let down my hair to show you a bit of what goes on behind the scenes in my #girlboss life too, so please don’t give up on my sad little blog–I’m going to try to breathe some new life back into it!

Onward to the projects currently being worked on!

The Beautiful Rebellion Tarot

I’ve mentioned before that tarot is near and dear to my heart, and some of you might also already know that I sling cards and run a tarot reading subscription service over on Etsy. (If not, well–hi! I do!) What started out as a little passion project for my eyes only soon became a gorgeous medieval art deck that I just knew had to be shared with others. A lot of tinkering went into this project, and and I’m proud to say it got better and better with each iteration. The deck itself is complete and ready for print, and the guidebook that will accompany it is nearing completion as well. So, The Beautiful Rebellion tarot will be coming out August 1st, 2018.

Featuring the artwork of masters like Dante Gabriel Rossetti, John Everett Millais, Edmund Blair Leighton, John Collier, John William Waterhouse, and more, this deck will come in a hand-stamped, ribbon and wax sealed tuckbox, and feature a 100+ page (and growing!) full-color PDF guidebook.

Stay tuned for more details and sneak peaks as they become available here and on my Instagram!

The Legacy of the Tse’yekana Book 1: Night of the Hunter

 

As for the new book series, this is also something close to my heart that I am excited to share with all of you. Waaaay back in the day, before Caitlin was a twinkle in my eye, a dear friend and I wrote copious tales of elves and dragons set in a fantasy world of our own imagining. I feared those sword n’ sorcery fantasy tales–reminiscent of the days of Dragonlance, and written long before either of us had strengthened our writing chops–would never see the light of day.

 

However, something was calling me back to them; to that wonderful world we had created decades ago. I’m glad that I took the chance and revisited that world, dusting off its bones and seeing the potential (ugh, that word!) that they possessed. I’m happy to say the first book in The Legacy of the Tse’yekana is ready to meet fans of character driven fantasy fiction. More details will be forthcoming on that as well, as well as some teaser chapters over the next few weeks. Projected publication date for Night of the Hunter is late in the year and will be updated as soon as it is available.

Project Progress


The Beautiful Rebellion Tarot

Deck

100%

Guidebook

85%

 

The Legacy of the Tse’yekana
Book 1: Night of the Hunter
75%

 

The Warding
Book 3: The Last Dance
25%

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