(Image: Bennie's laptop sits open on her desk, chat conversations scrolling across the screen.)
Welcome back, and for those who observe the High Holy Days I hope this was a good season for you. I know it was for me--I got a lot done and had a lot of fun in the process. Now it's the march from the Holy Days to the Holidays! Bring on Halloween, Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year's!
There's something insanely fun about celebrating the New Year twice a year...
Anyway, enough about that. I have news for you! The GOOD news is Chapter 14 is now online and we're resuming weekly updates. The BETTER news: you can now purchase Shadowchild in print or eBook format as a whole, if you're not into the weekly updates! The book will take a few weeks to show up on your favorite retailer's sites but in the meantime you can purchase it directly through my Storefront, and I'll keep the Books page updated as time goes on.
Image: Chapter 13, Perce hears the scariest thing he's heard all night.
You know, for someone who's been rattling around my head as long as he has (being the one character who actually preceded the creation of the trilogy), Perce is EXTREMELY hard to draw. I really wanted to get his expression down because his face is hilarious, but this is the best I can do. You'll just have to use your imaginations. ;)
Image: Chapter 13, A teriyaki TV dinner, and NOT the final chapter illustration! Hahaha!)
Head over to Wattpad for chapter thirteen, and please don't judge on the weird chapter illustration. The one I actually intend to use just isn't good enough for me (I think I'm losing my ability to draw) so I'm redoing it, again, and needed a placeholder for now. Hahaha! In my defense a teriyaki TV dinner DOES show up in this chapter! I'll try to post a blog with the actual illustration before long, and the Wattpad chapter and the final book will both have the proper illustration in them.
So I'm going to be taking a few weeks off because the High Holy Days are coming, if you follow the Jewish calendar (I'm Messianic, by the way. Feel free to ask questions. I know that throws people). I have a lot of commitments coming up with my congregation and I also like to take some time to myself this time of year to re-calibrate, so I figured now was a good time to let the site go quiet. I mean, it's not like anyone's here to notice, after all. It'll also save me trouble come the Holidays, not the Holy Days (har har) when things get super crazy, and hopefully I'll have everything ready to go ahead of time and won't have an unplanned hiatus then.
See you at the end of October.