Back in January of 2015, I was suffering a severe case of writers block. The novel I had sporadically been working on for three years had come to a grinding halt. Totally lack of inspiration and/or motivation to continue.
I needed a break. Plain and simple. But what to do? Do I start a new project? Just take a break cold turkey and not write anything for a while? Or write a brief short story about my favorite side character?
Side character it was.
It soon became apparent that this exercise was fast getting out of control. The short story kept going, and going and going. The characters demanded their story be told, so I told it. Six months later I had a completed first draft of a novella.
I spent the next 4 months editing and editing and editing. Finally steeling my nerves and taking the plunge and submitting to a publisher.
Within 24hrs I had my now editor requesting the first three chapters.
From there on it was several months of back and forthing until The Last Dragon Rider reached a point where I was offered a contract in August of 2016.
Naturally I was home alone and no one was answering there phones, but OMG it was so exciting.
The manuscript still needed a lot or work, but with my amazing editor, we got it there!
And today all the work and effort has paid off and I get to share my characters and my world with everyone!
BEST DAY EVER!!!
Trained as an elite warrior from childhood, the elven crown prince Flintathriël fights to bring a stop to a war that began before he was born. With the aid of his betrothed Sairalindë, a skilled mage and dragon rider in her own right, they must find the Book of Souls – an ancient and mysterious tome rumored to have belonged to the god Hath’Raal.
When the missing book turns up in the hands of Mnuvae, the bastard child of the dead king, Flintathriël finds himself fighting to not only save his people from this new threat but also trying to keep Sairalindë safe when Mnuvae takes over the dragons in her attempt to win back the kingdom she believes is rightfully hers.
The love Flintathriël and Sairalindë share shines pure and true, but when the smoke of the battle clears, will their hearts survive the aftermath of war or will their love become a casualty that cannot be revived?