Selkies' Skins

Selkies' Skins
Current book in series Temple and Skinquest. Enjoy Castle and Well from Amazon, B&N and Smashwords while waiting for that and the prequel's audiobook "Pearls of Sea and Stone: Book of Seals".

Monday, January 28, 2013

AyaMayA, Goodreads, The Cold of Brain Drainage, and The Dragon's Beads updates

The cover art for Ayam Yogi Abraxas' debut book, AyaMayA looks stunning and is done by Marantha Dreamweaver Jenelle.  Marantha is the third cover artist of choice for THG StarDragon Publishing now.  She is quite good, fast, and very professional so if you are in need of cover art I do recommend her.  I am very pleased with how this project is progressing.

Be watching for the big cover reveal.  I want to talk with both the cover artist and the author to make sure they are both ready for it before the unveiling.

The good folks at Goodreads have been extremely helpful with taking care of getting the author name change implemented on my older books and linking author accounts so that I can finish listing my own stories under my author name.  This (Teresa Garcia) is now going to STAY under my maiden name no matter what happens with my legal name.  It also has the added benefit of being a continuing acknowledgement of my father's influence on my having become an author in the first place.

So, many thanks to the people that make Goodreads work, as I begin wading into this.  I will later have to ask to become one of their librarians so that I can take care of the book listings for my other authors if they do not feel like setting up Goodreads author profiles yet.  I certainly want to make sure that everyone that publishes with me gets their spot (I'd still prefer that they get their own pages and accounts though so that they can participate in reading circles).

As Goodreads fan pages become available I will make sure to include links from the side tabs here on the blog, and add them to the list of updates for the webhost to apply on the THG StarDragon Publishing site.

I have a doctor appointment tomorrow.  Hopefully the good people there at our wonderful clinic will be able to help me get this cold whipped so that I can concentrate long enough to work on my manuscript.  Just as important... this is my one week break between classes.  I certainly need my brain back stat!

Since brainpower is low right now, and I'm only clocking about 100 or so words a day on Selkies' Skins progress on the manuscript is slower than I would like, but it is progressing.  I am a little late on getting Sunday's episode of the webnovel version posted, but hope to have that cleaned up for the public soon.  Formatting errors like to creep in when I am ill for some reason.  And I want to make sure all the typo bunnies are cleared out.

I am still accepting submissions for the anthology The Dragons' Beads: A Treasury (yes, that is plural).  Submissions will be open till July 31, 2013.  This is open to anyone from child to adult, though please keep submissions appropriate for all audiences and do not submit fanfiction (I don't have time to wade through legalities of publishing fanfiction stories right now).  Feel free to circulate the info to your local schools and favorite writers.  The original idea was to get promising child writers recognition and it snowballed from there.

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