Today I have a visitor, Yvette Carol. Welcome. Come on in, share what’s new in your world. 🙂
It’s true, while many of my friends have gone ahead and embraced self-publishing, it has taken me a while to let go of the old dreams of getting a traditional publishing contract. What is it they say? Old dreams die hard. Or harder, as it was in my case! At any rate, I finally did throw in the towel. I’m so glad I did, it’s been such a blessing. I have enjoyed taking control of every creative decision as to how the finished product would look. I can hold this book in my hand and know I truly made it what I wanted it to be.
It was also a mad, crazy rollercoaster ride. In the last three months, I had the book re-edited by a professional proof-reader. The extra squeaky clean book was re-launched on the 9th of December. A little over a week ago. I was very happy to have the book finished in time for Christmas.
This way, 2016 can kick off as New Year. I plan to launch my new look website with my updated author headshot sometime then, also, so hopefully it will dovetail nicely.
Thanks for having me, Anna!
Let’s take a Look:
An ordinary boy. A vicious warlord. Both seek a stone with special powers. But only one can possess the Or’in of Tane Mahuta.
About the Book:
Eleven-year-old Aden Weaver lived with his grandparents all his life, and he yearns to find out all the secrets his Papa Joe and Nana Jeen have kept from him about his parents’ death. When his grandparents agree to let him start warrior training, Aden learns more than just fighting techniques. He learns of his destiny as the Son of Kal—the first chief of the shape-shifting dragonfly tribe.
With only the advice of an ancient tutor in the art of astral travel, a physically challenged girl, and his teenage fight trainers, Aden must take on the evil Sasori Empire. Is he ready to accept the challenge and fight for the fate of the legendary Lost Island?
Yvette Carol’s enduring fascination with fantasy fiction for children inspired her debut novel, ‘The Or’in of Tane Mahuta’, the first volume in the trilogy, The Chronicles of Aden Weaver. A former journalist, Yvette has a short story in the recently released children’s anthology, Kissed by an Angel, and she had an article published in the book, The Insecure Writer’s Support Group Guide to Publishing and Beyond for 2014.
She lives with her family in New Zealand.