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Life Update

Wow, it’s been a long time since I’ve posted here! I just wanted to pop in to say that, yes, I’m still alive, and will be returning to the blogging world soon! I have had a crazy past six months, with a lot of big changes in my life, and more to come. But I will be returning to social media in a few weeks, and I’m hoping to be more regular online.

I will also be getting back into writing. I will be working on revising the first draft of Something More and starting Book Two! I’m really excited for this, and I’ll keep you posted on my progress with both of those!

Have a lovely Spring!

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Exciting News

I’m alive!!
In case any of you were worried, I’m not dead or captured or otherwise in grave danger. Nope. I’ve just been doing other things. Writing, mostly. And that leads me to the exciting news I have to share with you guys.

I must scream it to the world, my excitement from the top of someplace very high!

I must scream it to the world, my excitement from the top of someplace very high!

I finished the first draft of Something More! It only came to 64,000 words, which is quite a bit less than I had been planning. I already know of several scenes that I will be adding in the second draft, so it shouldn’t be too difficult to bump the word count up. I’ve been working on this draft for about three years, so it is a huge relief to have it finished! I’m looking forward to editing, and starting book two with great excitement! 😀

Before that, however, I will be working on a few short stories: One is a submission for an anthology that I’d like to be included in, and the other two are just little shorts that I’ll be sharing with you on my blog. 🙂

And finally, my last bit of news is that I am starting college next week! This is an exciting (and slightly terrifying) new experience for me, so your prayers would be appreciated. And if I’m MIA for a while, you’ll know why (and hopefully pray harder 😉 ).

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Lady Dragon, Tela Du cover reveal

Hello everyone! I’m here with a cover reveal for the newest novel by Kendra A. Ardnek, and a short interview with the author. Without further ado, may I present:

Lady Dragon, Tela Du

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Book Description:
Two girls with one face
Two girls with twisted fate
One in purple, one in red
One shall speak the other’s death
Who shall win their final war?
Lady Dragon or Tela Du?

Amber, the Lady Dragon, has been promised a fifty-year reign over Rizkaland and nothing can stop her from claiming it. But when you’ve lived six thousand years, fifty is such a pitiful number. Only one person can keep her from making this reign permanent – the Tela Du, a girl who shall share Amber’s face.

The last thing Petra wants is a magical world interrupting her plans for a normal life, let alone an ultimate battle against the Lady Dragon with only one prophesied survivor. She has her childhood best friend, Reuben, at her side, but she’s not sure if he’s more of a help or a hindrance right now. Though she’d much prefer to just return home and forget about this whole crazy affair, things change when she discovers that the world has surprising connections to her own family – including her sister who disappeared without a trace two years before. Still, Rizkaland can’t possibly expect her to risk her very life, can it?

 

We’ve got a short excerpt for you, and then the cover.

Why are you here, Amber?” asked the eldest of the kings, who was only twenty-four himself.
Amber drew herself to her full stature as she folded her arms at her waist and stared the man in the eye. “To negotiate terms of surrender.”
“You surrender?” asked one of the queens.
Amber shook her head and turned away. “Oh, no, that would be silly. You will be doing the surrendering. I’m giving you the opportunity to do it now, peaceably. Because otherwise, I’m not sure you’ll get another chance, at least not unless at great cost.”

Lady Dragon, Tela Du cover

 

Kendra A. ArdnekAuthor Bio:
Kendra E. Ardnek is a homeschool graduate who picked up a pen at an early age and never put it down. The eldest of four, she makes her home in the Piney Woods of East Texas with her parents, younger siblings, giant herd of giraffes, and honor guard of nutcrackers.

Blog:
knittedbygodsplan.blogspot.com

Official Website:
kendraeardnek.weebly.com

Add to Goodreads:
https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/25873539-lady-dragon-tela-du

Preorder Book:
http://www.amazon.com/dp/B01JFUF3XE

Water Princess, Fire Prince, the first book in the series, is free today.
https://www.amazon.com/Water-Princess-Prince-Rizkaland-Legends-ebook/dp/B00YTQBTDI/

Cover Design Credit: Benjamin Ingalls – https://www.behance.net/BenjaminIngalls

And now we’ve got a few answers from Kendra:

Longest book you’ve ever read?
According to Goodreads, it’s David Copperfield, and I’m willing to agree with that. Unless you want to count the Lord of the Rings as one book, which my copy is.

Favorite sea creature?
Sea Dragons

Favorite flying animal?
Flying Dragons.
Dragons are just awesome all around you know? and can be tailor-made to anyone’s preferences. Like ’em big? Have ’em. Like ’em small? Take ’em by the doezen. Bright colors, dull colors. Evil or good. Fire, wings, you name it. If you want it, the dragon’s got it.

Here are all the other blogs who are also revealing today. Go check them out:
Knittedbygodsplan.blogspot.com
liannetaimenlore.blogspot.com
https://clairembanschbach.wordpress.com
thefloweringvales.blogspot.com
Greetings!
http://elvishpensfantasticalwritings.blogspot.com
writtenrest.wordpress.com
http://www.morganhuneke.blogspot.com
Www.readwritelaughdance.wordpress.com
http://www.ReviewsbySoleil.blogspot.com
http://www.jayelknight.blogspot.com
http://BookishOrchestrations.blogspot.com
https://writinganyone.wordpress.com/
scatteredjournalpages.com
http://sutorinohana.blogspot.com/
http://wildroseleblonde.blogspot.com/
http://agwerff.blogspot.com/
thesplendorfalls.blogspot.com
http://annasbrie.blogspot.com.au/
Humoroushannah.blogspot.com

The Redemption of Eustace Scrubb

This is why I love Narnia so much: because of the redemption!

Thimblerig's Ark

Art by Jonathan Mayer Art by Jonathan Mayer

I just took my fifth grade students for a voyage on the Dawn Treader, and I have to confess something that might be shocking to those who are familiar with what I consider to be the best book in the series.

I love Eustace Scrubb.

Yes, he is irritating, shrill, mean-spirited, spiteful, and if I had I had a student like Scrubb in my fifth grade class, I would likely duct-tape him to the wall even if it cost me my job. He might just be the most infuriating young character in all of children’s literature, but God help me, I love the kid, and have for a long time.

There. I’ve said it, and I feel better.

scan0003kk6There was a boy called Eustace Clarence Scrubb, and he almost deserved it. His parents called him Eustace Clarence and his masters called Scrubb. I can’t tell you…

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Guide to Getting Your Book Published

Great post by Tialla Rising on publishing. This will definitely come in handy!

Tialla's Tellings

Guide to Getting Your Book Published

As an author, I’m often asked questions about how to publish a book.  Writers come to me, wondering about everything from the writing process to editing, formatting, cover design, and last but not least, finding a publisher.  Sometimes even a little marketing is thrown in there.  Considering writing and publishing books is my passion, I love answering these questions and talking about this subject.  It thrills me to share what I know and hope that it helps others who are looking to see their story printed and bound.

Due to the fact that I greatly enjoy discussing this topic, I’ve recently written an article with this exact subject over at HomeschoolLiterature.com.  It is a guide to getting your book published, and I basically poured nearly everything I know about the process into the article.  It is filled with tips, links, resources, and more.  For those of you who are…

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BLOG LAUNCH

IT’S HERE!! Zac’s blog is live!

Hello, one and all, and welcome to the official launch of my first blog, Of Bleeding and Pages! I’m glad you’ve made your way around. 🙂

To start us off, let me introduce myself. I’m Zac, a YA and MG writer of speculative fiction (i.e. fantasy, sci-fi, supernatural, steampunk, etc.). I’m an avid reader and traveler of worlds. I spend most of my time talking to imaginary people, riding my pet dragons, obsessing over all things weird, and adventuring into the unknown. I also love peanut butter and sometimes forget I’m not a kid anymore.

Now, don’t run off just yet. I don’t bite, and I’m usually friendly (but don’t mess with my dragons). And I have some fun planned for tonight, such as an interview with a very special author and two kindle eBooks being given away.

I’m going to share how I first came to be a writer, how…

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5 Reasons Why You Should Read This Blog Post

Read this article! It will change your life!

….. Sorry, I just had to! 😉

Thimblerig's Ark

This is probably my final blog post.

Once the information I disclose on this post goes out, it is quite likely that the forces arrayed against me will stop at nothing to destroy me. My reputation will be smothered under a feather pillow, my finances will be encased in carbonite, and my life will be harshly wiped out like a first grader aggressively obliterating his misspelling of “spaghetti” with one of those giant pink erasers.

b0ByrCyIn short, I am going to be the escape goat, because I dared speak the truth.

But the truth must be known, regardless of the impact it has on my life or my blog, because the implications of what is happening are bigger than any simple blogger.

As Skipper told Dusty in Planes, a movie that was not a cash grab at all…

Volo Pro Veritas”.

Or in this case, Blog Pro Veritas.

I Blog for Truth.

And…

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