With Blane finally wrapped, I am now officially working on Island Shifters - An Oath of the Kings. The pages are still blank, but old friends and new adventures await me there. The possibilities are limitless. Sort of what a child feels like in a candy store. Only with a lot more fighting ;)
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Thank you, Brandi!
I just received a draft of the cover for Island Shifters - An Oath of the Kings from the talented Nick Deligaris and was blown away. The detail is simply amazing and I can't wait to share it with you. I'm even more excited to start writing this one. The ideas are bouncing around inside my head like out-of-control ping pong balls and I must put fingers to keyboard soon to get relief.
Island Shifters is #2 on Epic Fantasy list in the U.K. Yes, it is free, but I am enjoying a chuckle at seeing my novel anywhere near the likes of Terry Goodkind. #arrived :)
Thank you, mates!
It is Valentine’s Day, and I have been so busy editing that I am determined to make this an unforgettable evening for my poor neglected husband. So, I dress to the nines and make a fabulous dinner. Just as I finish lighting the candles on the table, he opens the front door.
Me: [Arm goes up] Whoa! Shut the door, the light is burning my eyes!
Husband: [Turns around in confusion] It’s winter. In New York.
Me: I know, but I haven’t been out of my office in a while.
Husband: No kidding. [Pause] You look taller.
Me: I have heels on.
Husband: What is that smell?
Me: It’s called Sweet Seduction [I purr]
Husband: It smells like salmon.
Me: Oh, that’s our Valentine’s Day Dinner.
Husband: [Walks to the table and inspects the food] Wow, it must have taken quite a few boxes for all of this food.
Me: Boxes? It’s all homemade, moron. You know what a great cook I am!
Husband: [Tilts his head in contemplation] Yes, I think I do have a vague recollection of that.
Me: Very funny. Now sit down. Let me make the toast. Happy Valen… [Whoosh…Candles snuff out and a football lands in the middle of the table. Sons rush into the room]
Son #1: Sorry, Mom. Hey, what are you guys doing?
Me: Trying to have dinner. [Icicles are warm compared to this voice]
Son #1: I thought you said we were having Pop-Tarts for dinner.
Me: No, I said you were having Pop-Tarts for dinner.
Son #2: Did somebody die? Why is Mom out of her office?
Husband: Nobody died. We are having a Valentine’s Day Dinner.
Son #3: What is this green stuff? [A pudgy finger pokes through the food on my plate]
Me: It’s called a vegetable.
Son #3: Ew, gross. I’m outta here.
Son #1: By the way, you look great, Mom. You really should come out more often.
[Sons rush out of the room]
Husband: Mmm…I agree. You do look beautiful. [Is he purring this time?]
Me: Nice try. Hey, how about we do this again in six years? By then, the kids will be grown and my writing career will be fond memory.
Husband: It’s a date. [Clink]
I really dislike this word. It is the dirtiest, sneakiest word in the English language (for writers anyway). A word to make you cringe and cry and slam your fist on the desk. It pops up at the most inappropriate times and is an embarrassment beyond description. No matter how many times you think you have banished it from your sight, it finds a way to infiltrate your best defenses (spell check). It is…typo.
Yes, the typo. For those who purchased Island Shifters - An Oath of the Children before 2/16, I would like to personally apologize for the typos contained within that were somehow missed after twenty-nine rounds of proofreading. I take enormous pride in my work and a single comma out of place is enough to keep me up at nights. If you would like a new, error-free ebook, simply send me a message on my Contact page.
I thank you, dear readers, for your understanding.
Come to think of it, maybe the word is not so bad after all. A typo can actually be quite funny--as long as it's not mine.
|Valerie Zambito - Fantasy Author||