I’m on a winter break at the moment working on the sequel to my fantasy Christmas novel, The Sleighriders. But I also recently prepared The Sleighriders for self-publishing in paperback and was so excited to get my proof copy arrive a few days ago, – just ready for going live for Christmas. So I’m shamelessly posting in hopes that some of you somewhere may have a son or daughter, niece or nephew, who may like a book for Christmas! It’s a full length novel of 442 pages, full of elves, trolls, magic, strange creatures, and adventure.
So here it is and thanks so much for having a look. If you should decide you may like a copy then you can find it here on Amazon. It’s also available as an eBook!
Back in 2011 I published a fantasy novel called The Elf Girl’s Dream and at the time for some reason I liked the idea of using a pen-name; I’m really not sure now why I did that. As was my way I published on Amazon Kindle and then did absolutely no promotion, so just a few friends bought the book, and since then it’s grown cobwebs in the annals of the Amazon’s Kindle store.
With my new surge of enthusiasm and determination to do something about my work I decided Elf Girl needed a real facelift. First I did a complete edit, not to the story, just punctuation and a bit of tweaking here and there. Next I had to create a Table of Content which for some reason hadn’t worked on the first publishing. I don’t know why I didn’t fix that at the time. This turned into a nightmare and it took three attempts to get it all working, each time checking it in Amazon’s previewer which lets you see how your book will be seen on Kindle.
I wanted my own name on my book this time too so the pen name was binned. The next thing was the title which I’d never been entirely happy with. It kept coming across as possibly a gentle, dreamy book, which it definitely isn’t. I wanted a title that spoke of ‘movement’, of adventure, and danger, and so I eventually decided on The Sleighriders. With that in mind I created a brand new cover. It’s been quite a few weeks of work to bring the book back to life, but it’s been worth it. It also makes me realize yet again that what I love so much about writing is the creation process.
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The Sleighriders can be found on Amazon under Kindle Books.