Saturday, December 30, 2006

Follow your dreams

Hello Everyone,

This is my first blog post and thank you for reading it. It was time to become one of the cool people and get a blog. Setting up my blog was going to be one of the first things I did in 2007, but I figured I'd get a jump on things in the waning hours of 2006.

The big news is that I just signed the contract for my first novel. The Golden Cord, Book One of the Iron Dragon Series is coming out in hard cover in May, 2008. I'm very excited about it and can't wait to actually see the thing in print. Right now the editor and I are figuring out who we can get to do the cover art. I'm voting for Ciruelo Cabral. He's an amazing fantasy artist.

The journey from wannabe to published writer took me about six years, though I told my mom that I wanted to be a writer when I was four. So, it's either six years or twenty-nine years, depending on how you look at it. I pay the bills as a nurse in a cardiac unit on the night shift. I love helping people and I'll always be a nurse, but writing is one of my passions.

I guess the point I'd like to make is trite and totally cliche: follow your dreams. If you're passionate about someting you can make it happen. If you are interested in getting published get in touch and I'll give you some practical advice.

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