We’ve come a long way together, my dear readers, and we’ve got a longer way yet to go. It will come as no surprise to you that I, an historian, love to look back. I’ve been looking back over the past six-ish years since the founding of this blog recently, and I’m reminded of the delightful misery of writing The Weavers’ Blessing way back in the early days.
This story has a special place in my heart. Originally, I intended it to be a short story of about 4,000 words. TWB had different ideas and took over my life for two crazy months as it poured in love and frustration from my pen. TWB ended up being one of the first pieces that I ever finished; I used to write the first third of a story then jump into something new. TWB ended that deplorable habit. After all this time, I still love the characters, premise, and plot. Beyond that, TWB was the very first book I published.
Now we’re drawing close to the publication of Child of the Kaites, and I’ve gotten (a little) nostalgic. And do you know what I discovered in my nostalgia?
April 10th is TWB‘s five year birthday!!
I’m a big fan of birthdays, so I’d be remiss to let this auspicious anniversary pass by without fanfare. That is why I’m delighted to announce that I will be re-releasing The Weavers’ Blessing on April 10th. It’s formatting will be updated, some missed type-os will be remedied, and–drum roll please–it will have a beautiful new cover!
If you aren’t familiar with TWB, here’s what it’s about:
For centuries, Clachan flourished under a blessing spoken by a great magician: “May this land ever draw its strength from the purity and fortitude of its rulers’ hearts.” Then an evil king invaded and murdered the royal family. The land fell into decay and all hope was lost–or so it was thought. With the king’s hunters sent after her, can Princess Elaine save herself and her country, or will evil destroy all hope?
Hurry to get your soon-to-be collector’s edition of TWB, or wait just 31 days for your brand sparkly new edition. (Or both. Both is good, too ;) )
I’ll keep you posted on these developments, but that’s all I have for now. Thanks for making this writing journey a delight! I’m excited to share this celebration with you.