Greyhound Fantasy Novel

Posted in ebooks, Fantasy, Fiction, Greyhound, Greyhound adoption, Novel, Writing with tags , , , on 5 January 2011 by The Greytheist

Now that the initial rush of the release of The Silver Cage is past, I’ve been concentrating on my newest fantasy novel, The Greyhounds of Aeravon. The story may end up with a subtitle (Book One: The Shadow Key) since I plan for it to be the first book of a series. I’ll be using the books to raise money to help support greyhound adoption.

Although many of the characters in the novel are greyhounds, I think the story will appeal to a lot of different types of readers whether they like fantasy stories, dog stories, greyhound stories, or just a good adventure story. I think it will also appeal to younger children since the main human character is a twelve-year-old boy. Early drafts of the first four chapters are available on The Greyhounds of Aeravon website if you want to get an idea of what the story is about.

My hands are still bothering me, so about the only thing I can do on the computer right now is write and edit using my speech-to-text software, but that’s good news for the stories I’m working on since I can’t do much else. Because of that, I hope to have the first draft of The Greyhounds of Aeravon finished in the next two to three months.

My plan has always been to self-publish the book, but an agent has asked to see it once it’s finished. So, while I’m not holding out much hope that it will be picked up by the agent, I will give him a chance to look at it before I dive into the self-publishing mire.

And now, I’m off to work on the manuscript.

 

 

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The Silver Cage is here.

Posted in Dog Rescue, ebooks, ePublishing, Fantasy, Fiction, Greyhound, Greyhound adoption, Novel, Writing on 1 December 2010 by The Greytheist

Today is release day so there’s a lot going on. Hop on over to my writing blog for news and links.

And don’t forget that for every copy of the book purchased before December 8 December 31, 2010 (donation offer extended), I will donate $1 to a greyhound adoption group.

Contest To Help Support Greyhound Adoption

Posted in Dog Rescue, ebooks, ePublishing, Fantasy, Fiction, Greyhound, Greyhound adoption, Novel on 29 November 2010 by The Greytheist

Buy My Book, Help A Hound.

Help support greyhound adoption. $1 from each copy of my new fantasy novel, The Silver Cage, sold during the first week month it’s available will be donated to a greyhound adoption group. The group will be chosen by the contest winner. Click for details.

More Writing News

Posted in Fantasy, Fiction, Novel, Writing on 23 November 2010 by The Greytheist

I hope you’re not all getting sick of hearing about my book, but with the release barely one week away (December 1), it’s been about the only thing on my mind lately, not to mention a seemingly all-consuming force in my life. Not that I’m complaining.

Since I last posted about the novel, I finished the book trailer and launched TheSilverCage.com where you can see the trailer, read the prologue and first three chapters, and find links to places where you can buy the book (once it’s released, that is).

I also created a Facebook fan page, so if you’re on Facebook, stop out there and “like” the page. You can also follow me on Twitter if you’re so inclined. I’ll be happy to follow you back. Right now, my followers are heavily weighted toward fellow writers. Imagine that.

And, yes, I do still plan to get that final Halloween post and Honda post up one of these centuries. I’ve actually got the pics for the Halloween one ready, it’s just that I’ve needed to save my (still) aching hands for more writing-oriented stuff.

 

Funny, funny dog blog!

Posted in Dog humor on 20 November 2010 by The Greytheist

Need a laugh? Read Dogs Don’t Understand Basic Concepts Like Moving

It’s absolutely HILARIOUS! And the illustrations are awesome.

If you value your keyboard and/or monitor, don’t drink anything while reading it, and you might want to have some tissue nearby to dry your eyes after laughing so hard.

 

Cover Art!

Posted in Fantasy, Novel, Writing on 12 November 2010 by The Greytheist

The Silver Cage by Mik WilkensI got the cover art for my upcoming fantasy novel today. Pretty nifty, huh? I posted a pic on my writing blog, too, as well as the second (and last) part of the novel’s prologue. (Edited to add: Chapter 1 of the novel is now available.)

Sadly, my hands are still being mean to me, so the time I spend on the computer has been extremely limited. I’ve been devoting what little time I get to working on stuff related to the book so it well sell millions of copies, make it onto all of the bestseller lists, and give me enough money to live on since my hands won’t let me work. Then, once the money starts rolling in, I’ll be able to hire someone to do the promised Halloween and Honda posts for me.  ;-)

Sneak Peek of My Upcoming Novel

Posted in Fantasy, Novel, Writing on 5 November 2010 by The Greytheist

I posted a short description of the story and the first half of the prologue of my upcoming fantasy novel The Silver Cage on my writing blog. Go over there for a sneak peek. And check back next Friday, Nov. 12, for the second half of the prologue.

I promise I’ll get the final Halloween pictures and the long-awaited new Honda pictures posted soon. It’s just that my hands have not been cooperating when it comes to doing things on the computer.