I am so excited to post a preview copy of Sean Kinsley’s new bookmark ahead of the Book Blast on October 18th event. Please check it and let us know what you think. We are so excited share this with you and please stop by Reno Town Mall during the 5th Annual Book Blast pick up a bookmark for yourself. Sean will be there for meet and greet and also available to sign his book Wicked Tides and Pick Me Pick Me and Monte’s Lost Colony books
Five days until the six month novel challenge starts. For those that are not aware, I have challenged myself and anyone else that wants to join me in writing a novel from beginning to end in six months.
The idea is to have the first draft done within this time frame. Rewrites and stuff will come later. The point is to have a complete, and probably rough, novel done by the sixth month. I'm doing this because I need to work on time when it comes to getting my books finished. Taking years just isn't cutting it anymore.
I'll announce the genre I'm writing in on Friday when I start. I'm going to be trying a different genre to challenge myself and diversify my profile.
So five days to get prepared for those that are joining me in this challenge.
Q: Tell us about yourself and how many books you have written.
I am an author and a illustrator. I have illustrated for two children's books, Pick Me Pick Me and Monte's Lost Colony. I have written two dark fantasy novels Wicked Tides and Wrathful Echoes.
Q: What was your inspiration for writing the dark fantasy Wicked Tides?
I was really getting sick of typical fantasy. Whether it be movies or book everything was the same. There was no reality in anything I was reading or seeing and I felt that created a huge disconnect to the story being presented to me. Tired of no one cussing and the lack of extreme blood and guts portrayed in a realistic fashion just bothered me to no end.
Q: What are you working on now?
I am currently in the publishing process of the sequel to Wicked Tides entitled Wrathful Echoes. The manuscript has been turned in and the beta readers are currently going through it and ripping it up.
So quick update on everything going on. Wrathful Echoes is in the hands of all my beta readers and I am now getting all of their conflicting opinions which is awesome. I have no idea how I am going to work all this out, so should be fun times ahead.
I have a book signing this Friday at the Carson Lit Fest. Apparently it's outdoors. Never done an outdoor signing so that should be fun.
I'm gearing up for my next book which I will begin writing in the next week or two. It's not the next book after Wrathful Echoes, but instead a different project. I want to see if I can write a book in 6 months. So it's a personal challenge. I'll keep you guys up to date when I start that up. I am currently in the research phase of this project but I feel as though I am just about done and ready to start writing.