Thursday, April 21, 2016

Future Plans

“ There's plenty of money out there. They print more every day. But this ticket, there's only five of them in the whole world, and that's all there's ever going to be. Only a dummy would give this up for something as common as money. Are you a dummy?"
--Grandpa George
"Charlie and the Chocolate Factory"

I came to a realization lately.

I would rather know people are reading my book then get paid to know that they may or may not read it.

You guys have been great, so far. You keep (rather, you kept) coming back every saturday to read roughly 1000 words of short stories or snippets of things I was working on. It was great. I felt like I was really connecting with you, my readers. You guys were seeing the smaller side of me, the unedited, unprofessional side.

And since that was the interactive side, I thought hey, why don't I bring that interactive, unprofessional side and my 'author' side together?

Besides, I was running out of already-typed stories. You guys were killing me!

So, in honor of my June release (which is still on its way, no worries), I've decided that instead of posting once a week for my 'Saturday Stories', I'm going to post a chapter of Olyvia on this blog, every day, for you to read, all for free, all during the month of May. M for marwolaeth? haha.

I'll post a follow-up commentary after each Chapter; just little tidbits, backgrounds, character bios, and even a few sketches, should I have them. I know several of you have already read through Olyvia, but for those of you who haven't...Here's your chance!

And hey, if you like what you're reading and you don't want to wait till the end of the month to finish, Olyvia will still be available online for purchase and download. You can buy it and finish it before the month is up.

And hey, who knows? Maybe after May is up, I'll compile the whole month into a new edition that includes all the commentary and illustrations and, oh, I dunno, put it up for sale for the people who want it?

Of course, a party is only as good as it's party-goers, haha. We'll see.

In other news, next week I'm going to create a facebook page to celebrate and talk about Rod's book launch. I've got a new Wordpress site that pretty much serves as a collection of everywhere I've been, links to all the things, and updates of current book-y events. I'm fairly sure that most book-related updates will be posted there from now on, so don't forget about it! I'll add links soon, so don't despair if you can't find it. :)

So, there you have it; Rod's book is on it's way and there will be a place you can find out more about it, Jules is going to be undergoing a book blast during May, Olyvia is going to be appearing here at the blog, and I've got a new Wordpress site that'll be used to coordinate all links and information pertaining to my authorship and things. Oh, and I've been a little more conscious about reading and reviewing books. I've only just finished reading and reviewing a single book lately, but the review should be posted to my Goodreads blog soon. That, and I'll be getting an Instagram/Pinterest account (and maybe try Tumbler, if I think I can get the hang of it) to be posting lots of visual artistic endeavors. Some book related, some not. All me. :D

Happy Reading!
KS

Saturday, April 9, 2016

Gah!

I promise you guys, I'm still alive out here. Sorry, no new stories this weekend either.

My brain is like a purple goop that's been leaking out my ears lately.

Here's the scoop:

Since I didn't say last week (even though I'm pretty sure most of you know by now), my third book is titled "Rod" and it's from his point of view.

I'm still working on getting everything set up, but I am currently trying to gather names of interested parties for a launch team for Rod. So, if you'd like to be part of a launch team, shoot me an email at kaeliastevens89@gmail.com. I'll add you to my list, and contact you in the next few weeks to give you more details and let you decide if it sounds like something you'd really like to participate in.

I'm also looking at a relaunch of Olyvia, my first book. If you haven't picked up a copy yet, keep an eye on it to see if/when I go through with it. You'll know if I relaunched because the price will drop and I'll be trying to advertise like crazy. And even if I don't, it might be worth picking up a copy before June. ;)

Aside from that, I'm plugging away at artistic venues, touching up manuscripts, contacting advertising, and formulating a new author website for myself. :) But rest assured, Saturday Stories will be back! Possibly some time soon.

Saturday, April 2, 2016

Update Time!

So, no stories today. So sorry.



However, I do have an update, and an announcement!

This month of April, I have a tour! It's from April 11th to the 15th, put on by Bewitching Book Tours. I'll add the schedule, don't worry. Just wanted to let you guys know it's coming up because it's exciting for me!!

But that's not the announcement. The announcement is the name (and by default, the main character) of my next book! The short blurb is as follows:

Act 1:
A thief gets pulled into a revenge mission by an old friend helping out a new friend.

Act 2:
A magical thief is commissioned to steal from a high-powered law enforcer.


Guessed who the character is yet?

...


I'll let that ruminate till next week. :D Because I just work that way.

OH! Right. Tour Schedule.

April 11
Ramblings of a book nerd
3 Partners in Shopping, Nana, Mommy, and Sissy, Too!

April 12
Mythical Books
Paranormal Tendencies Book Reviews

April 13
Nimi Arora
Fang-tastic Books

April 14
Deal Sharing Aunt
Lisa’s World of Books

April 15
Roxanne’s Realm
Share My Destiny

April 18
Literary Musings
The Creatively Green Write at Home Mom