I must apologize for not keeping up with the blog these past couple weeks. No excuses. I need to do better.
Most of my efforts have been tied up over at our Evolved Publishing website, working on that part of the business, and letting my business as Lane Diamond, Author, shuffle to the back burner for a bit. Yes, that can be rather frustrating. It can also be quite exciting.
Monday was a case in point. Yesterday, we added to the Evolved Publishing (EP) team author Emlyn Chand. Emlyn will be an exciting addition to our organization, and you readers are gonna love her. I promise. Find out more about her, including all her social media links, at her author’s page HERE.
Also in EP news, we expect to release author D.T. Conklin’s epic fantasy novel, Eulogy, on March 14th. The cover is just plain fantastic! Check it out.
Beware! That center eye will never leave you. Ever.
We’ll have a big 2-day promo event at Amazon coming up on February 21-22, which will include most of my pieces, as well most of what EP has released to date. Be sure to stop by and check it out.
We’re opening for submissions our 2nd Semi-Annual Short Story Contest on Wednesday, February 15, so don’t miss that. The Grand Prize Winner will receive a Kindle Fire and a place in our next anthology. Additionally, 5 other winners will be placed in the anthology, along with 4 authors from the EP team, myself included. And here’s the great news: all the authors share in the royalties. Yep, you heard right. Really, how could it be any other way?
In the meantime, I’m going to be releasing another short story of my own VERY soon: The Hobby. It’s a little horror blast I conjured, with some cool cover art by EP artist, Sam Keiser.
Finally, I’m working with 3 authors, providing some online classes to elevate their craft, each of whom I hope will join our EP team when ready. I should probably not take anything for granted, and won’t mention their names here, but maybe they’d like to stop in and comment. We’ll see. This is in addition to finishing edits on Eulogy (mentioned above), and preparing to edit Kimberly Kinrade’s next installment in her Forbidden series, Forbidden Fire, with cover art by EP artist Sarah E. Melville.
My editing duties keep me busy, as do my responsibilities as an owner of Evolved Publishing, and they can be quite rewarding too. I complain about the time requirements on occasion, but don’t let that fool you…. I love it!
Lastly, we have 3 new editor applications and 3 new author applications to consider, as the EP family just grows and grows. It really is an exciting moment in our young history. Still, I think I need to spend a little time wearing my other hat: Lane Diamond, Author. Soon. Really. I promise.
Ok, The Hobby cover is definitely creepy. I worry about you sometimes. And on another, totally less evil note, I’m so excited about all these books coming out, and our promotions and everything. FUN!
I think this is where I turn the lights down low, light a very dim candle, hold it below my chin and… “Mwooohahahahaha!”