Technical Difficulties Solved

Hello world!

Pardon the very brief update, but I was alerted today that the link to buy your copy of Wyvern has not been working. I am now reporting that I have fixed the link and you should be able to click the “Get Your Copy!” on this website to find your way to Amazon and Glad Day.

Thanks to anyone who had attempted to follow the link for their patience as this problem was brought to my attention!

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Paperback Release!

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Hello again, world!

I am thrilled to announce that Wyvern – Book 1: The Coin is now available in hard copy! Check out the rest of this post, or pop over to this link.

The book is available right now at Glad Day Bookshop (499 Church St., Toronto) either in-person or through their online store, which you can access by clicking the image below!

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You can also find the book on the Amazon.ca Marketplace – click the image below to go directly to the page.

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Finally, you can come and get one directly from when I visit a Chapters/Indigo location near you! For more information on where I’m going to be and when, visit the Upcoming Events page. This month, I will be at the following locations:

  • Eaton Centre, 1:00pm, June 18th
  • Yonge & Eglinton, 11:00am, June 24th
  • Oakville, 1:00pm, June 25th

Thank you to all the supporters of this project for helping get this book onto shelves! Get your copy today!

A Brief Pre-order Update!

12167990_10100761614640850_64966647_nA very quick update for anyone interested in pre-ordering the book.

Those who pre-order for in-person pickup will be able to collect their copy directly from Glad Day Bookshop, who have generously agreed to hold on to them for you. Many thanks to the good folks at Glad Day – particularly Scott Dagostino, who took time out of his day off to help me with this – for accommodating this setup!

Don’t forget – the launch will be coming on May 27th! Mark your calendars! Check the Upcoming Events section for more details!

The Launch! The Pre-orders! Lots of things!

12167990_10100761614640850_64966647_nIt has been a busy, busy week! Lots of stuff going on that everyone should know about!

Available For Pre-order!

I am thrilled to report that Wyvern is now available for pre-order! I’ll be able to get your copy to you anywhere in the world (thank you Amazon). Which I admit is probably wishful thinking on my part but what the hey! I’m excited.

You can pre-order your copy by heading over to this page right here and clicking your preferred pre-order link. Stop by, why don’cha?

The Toronto Launch!

I am equally thrilled to announce that Glad Day Bookshop and I have finalized the arrangements for the Toronto launch of Wyvern! Come on over to the shop to hobnob with myself, my illustrator, and as many people on the team as I can assemble, and we’ll have ourselves a good old-fashioned book talk. Plus, Toby is gonna showcase his artistic stuffs, which is going to be equally amazing, so come check it out! It’s free, and for all ages!

And, if any Peel District School Board students bring a student ID, they can walk away with a free copy while supplies last. Neat, huh?

Here’s the deets:

Wyvern Toronto Launch
Saturday, May 27th, 11:00 am
Glad Day Bookshop
499 Church Street, Toronto

If you’re on Facebook, check out the event page right here!

Chapters/Indigo Stuff In The Works!

While none of this next bit is nailed down for sure, I’ve been in touch with several Chapters/Indigo locations in the GTA and I am once again thrilled to say that I’ll likely be doing some tables and book signings at multiple bookstores, and that is going to be awesome. So, once I know where I’ll be, I’ll post it and you can come and check it out! Get a signed copy, why not?

Super excited at the developments – great way to start the Spring!

Wyvern reaches new digital shelves!

12167990_10100761614640850_64966647_nThe good news train continues!

Wyvern is now available from a few more electronic sources. You can now find Book One of Wyvern on the shelves of Kobo, Scribd, and iBookstore. Links are below for your convenience.

The estimated time of arrival for the print version of Wyvern is early in the new year, hopefully by the end of January. Until then, feel free to pop over to Amazon, Kobo, Scribd or iBookstore to check it out!

Find the right Wyvern for you! Don’t forget, you can find updates and shop links on our Facebook Page!

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Wyvern is LIVE!

It is with immeasurable pleasure that I announce:

Wyvern is LIVE on Amazon Kindle!

Click this image to go to the Amazon store and check it out!

Click here to go to the Amazon Kindle store and check it out for yourself!

 It will be a matter of time before the ebook is available from every distributor BookBaby works with, but it is official: Wyvern can be purchased for Kindle from the Amazon online store. We did it! 

GREEN TO GO!

Hello again! I have the most exciting update to give you. You can read all the detail work below, but here’s the gist of it:

The electronic version of Wyvern is just about ready to go!

Here’s some relevant updates:

The Editing Process

In this utterly glorious selfie, you are seeing the last meeting that I had with Wyvern‘s fabulously talented editor, Leslie Godfrey. This was taken at Tim Horton’s in Orangeville on a nice, sunny Sunday afternoon. The end result of this session: the editing was complete! Thankfully, the long, arduous process of refining, tweaking and rewriting is finished.

I hereby take this opportunity to thank Leslie again for her tireless work, and for allowing me to take this picture despite that she’d just been riding her bike for several hours. She’s a champ.

The Illustrations

This masterful piece of work is the newly-completed cover art for the book, which Toby finalized just this week. He’s a saint, because he had to deal with me being picky and asking for all sorts of little changes. As usual, his work is fantastic.

We are continuing to get through the illustrations that will be inside the print copy of the book – stay tuned for an ETA. However, with the cover art complete, the electronic copy has everything it needs, art-wise!

The Housekeeping

The time since the end of the editing process has mostly included the foreword, acknowledgements, appendices, and the appropriate research into the best way to go about getting the ebook into the marketplace. At the moment, I expect to be making Wyvern available via BookBaby.com, who will take care of distribution to Amazon, Kindle, Kobo, etc.

I will also be getting back in touch with Glad Day Bookshop, who have also agreed to act as an online vendor for the electronic version of the book. Stay tuned for further updates!

As always, thank you for your ongoing support and encouragement. I’m thrilled to see this coming together and I can’t wait to get the long-awaited result into your hands. Stay tuned for further update!

 

We Move to Digital Editing!

12167990_10100761614640850_64966647_nI am pleased to say that I have completed going through my editor’s feedback on the paper copy of the book with my pen, and I have started the process of revising the digital copy. The work continues!

Below I have also included a couple more artwork samples from Toby, who works diligently as ever. Here, have a look:

 

A mysterious book - maybe a useful clue.
A mysterious book – maybe a useful clue.
A tense sitting room (and a work in progress!)
A tense sitting room (and a work in progress!)
An unknown danger in the dark.
An unknown danger in the dark.

 

I also wanted to give you all an update on the anticipated schedule, so here are some important developments since my last update:

  • My wonderful editor Leslie and her family are on their way through circumstances that require lots of time and energy, and so I am, of course, giving her some space from Wyvern to ensure that she can give her full attention to the needs of her family. Given all the time she volunteered – at no cost! – to devote to this project, she has certainly earned the respite!
  • Toby, as I said, has been wonderful at balancing his own commitments and simultaneously working tirelessly on bringing Wyvern to life. Since art can’t be rushed, additional time will likely be needed for him to work his magic all the way through each chapter.
  • I have started to investigate the process of typesetting and formatting for the finished product of Wyvern, to get a better sense of page numbers and thus, printing costs.

With all the above said and done, here are some predictions I feel relatively safe making:

  • The digital e-book edition of Wyvern, which excludes illustrations, will be ready for distribution before the print edition. The hope is that this can be accomplished either by the end of summer or early fall.
  • It is my hope that by fall or winter of this year, I will be able to complete and publish the print edition!

Updates will be sent as they happen. As always, your support of this project means the world to the Wyvern team, and I’m looking forward to sharing Quinn’s story with everyone!

What Wyvern looks like right now.

12167990_10100761614640850_64966647_nHello, hello!

It’s time for a long overdue update of things. I suppose the most important part is that this is what Wyvern looks like right now:

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Not exactly glamorous, but hey, it’s all part of the process, right?

That process, right now, means that I’m going through all of these detailed edits and revisions (which was a massive investment of time by my esteemed editor Leslie), making some tweaks, fixing things, and getting ready to go into the digital file and make those changes real.

This is, obviously, a long process.

So, given how much time is left before this project can be considered finished, I am revising the estimated time of arrival of Wyvern.

I am now aiming for the end of August 2016.

My hope is that by the summer, this round of edits will be done, and I’ll be moving into the second round and polishing. It’s safe to say I underestimated the self-publishing process just a little – but I am committed to making this a reality!

I am otherwise happy to report that our talented illustrator Toby has been hard at work continuing to pump out the Wyvern artistry. If you feel like checking out the newest additions to the pile of visuals (such as the one I’ve included below), head on over to the Gallery and check them out!

Updates will continue coming in as they exist in a significant enough manner to be given!

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An Update With A Boring Title!

12167990_10100761614640850_64966647_nHello to all you loyal followers of Wyvern!

I realize that it has been some time since this site has seen an update – the reason mostly being professional, as my work has swallowed me up and spat me back out as of late – but since we are well on the way to Spring and pretty much on the clock, I thought I’d pop on here and deliver an update to you!

The Editing Process

Depending on whether you are connected with the Facebook or Kickstarter pages, you may already know that my wonderful editor, Leslie Godfrey, is almost done with her revisions on the draft of the novel. That means I will soon be conferring with her and making those revisions official.

With any luck, that also means the manuscript will definitely be done by the spring. My hat goes off to Leslie for the amount of fantastic work she has done.

The Artwork

It is my hope that at some point today I will be able to update this site’s gallery with the latest artwork, but suffice it to say that Toby has been an artistic force to be reckoned with. Please feel free to go check the gallery for the latest additions!

The Plan From Here

Though it may be a stretch, our goal is to have the published product ready and available for mass consumption by this MayWhen that happens, every avenue I have to pass along the details on where to find it and how to obtain it will be used – stay tuned on that front.

What I can tell you is that our partnership with Glad Day Bookshop means that when Wyvern is ready, your first and best spot to find it will be right there at Glad Day – which is also where we will be holding the launch! All of Wyvern‘s backers are invited to attend the launch, and more details on that will be coming in the next few months!

Going forward, I will do my best to provide snippets, teasers, and the latest news and updates from here. and I will cross-post these updates to Facebook and Twitter to keep everyone in the loop!

We’re on track – and looking forward to the spring!