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Am I A Pantser?

Wanna know if I’m a Pantser or a Plotter?

Curious what sparked my War of Whispers series?

Need a break from Black Friday?

Then check out this blog interview I recently did for Suzanne van Rooyen.

Drop a line. Make a comment.

Looking forward to meeting you!

 


Book, Book, Book!

Why haven’t I posted in awhile? Read this press release to find out why I’ve been so busy.

Stay tuned for more, and yeah, I’m excited!

Tears of Min Brock Slated for September Release!

Fantasy novelist J.E. Lowder has signed with WordCrafts Press for the release of his four-volume, epic fantasy series, The War of Whispers. The first installment, Tears of Min Brock is set to release mid-September, 2012.

Dark and brooding, Tears of Min Brock follows a young girl of 14 summers, named Elabea, who hears a whisper calling her to the shining land of Claire; a kingdom that was supposedly destroyed in the devastating Dark War. Outcast from her family and village, and guarded by her childhood companion Galadin, Elabea sets out on an epic quest to become one of the most powerful beings in the world – a storyteller.

Tears of Min Brock ends on a cliffhanger, but fans won’t have too long to wait. The second volume of The War of Whispers is set for release on November 1, 2012.

Although Tears of Min Brock is Lowder’s debut novel, he is no stranger to the creative arts. A professional musician by trade, Lowder has played bass for some of the biggest names in the music industry, including country superstar Shania Twain. He credits his time as a musician with giving him the inspiration and stamina to embark on a career as a novelist.

“Both music and creative writing are crafts that take time to hone, and if you’re truly dedicated, you realize there’s always something new to learn,” Lowder says. “They both require hard work, lonely hours, little or no pay, and virtually no recognition. If you choose to persevere through such difficulty, family and friends will look at you like you’re insane (which maybe you are!) but because being an artist is in your DNA, you persevere, concluding they’re the crazy ones.”

“Perhaps the biggest thing I’ve learned from both music and writing is that just because you’re successful, financially or commercially speaking, doesn’t mean you’re good. And just because you’re good doesn’t mean you’ll be financially successful. Insightful? Perhaps, but being able to apply that on a daily basis is another thing.”

For more information on J.E. Lowder or WordCrafts Press, visit WordCrafts.net.
To schedule an interview with J.E.Lowder, or for review copies of Tears of Min Brock, contact:
C.E. Edwards
Publicist, WordCrafts Press
pr@wordcrafts.net
©2012 WordCrafts | 912 E. Lincoln St. Tullahoma, TN 37388


Starting Over Again…

I thought this sunset photo from our recent family vacation is fitting for today’s post.

You see, I’m changing publishers, so it’s the end of one day with the anticipation to the start of a new one.

So if you’re a fan or even curious what this means, here’s a quick overview of what’s in store.

Editing.  My new publisher “encouraged” me to go through Tears of Min Brock and do some re-writing.  At first, I was a bit put off by this, not because I think it’s perfect, but because, well, it’s already out in the market.  So while on vacation, I took some time to look inside.  I now see this as an exciting opportunity (that many authors don’t get!) to make the book shine even more.

Now if you’re already a fan, you may be freaking out, thinking: “You’re changing the story?!?!”

Well, no, the story & characters will stay as is, but my writing style will not.  I’m making the book flow & read much easier while at the same time maintaining the epic details I need to convey.  I’m keeping key quotes and phrases, but tweaking dialogue and adding emotional depth.  In fact, I’m finding that the bulk of what I’m revising is in about the first 80 pages, which makes sense because there’s so much backstory I’m trying to interject (i.e., the Dark War, the Oracles, the Only, the whispers, relationships, oppressed society, etc.)

Yes, it’s a lot of work, but I’m very energized by this.  Very energized!

Once I’m done, I’ll send this to the publisher and they’ll rake through it until we’re convinced we have it where we like it.  The goal is to have this published ASAP while at the same time, getting Book II ready to be released (hopefully!) 3 months later.

And since I have the other books done, this delay actually puts the series back on track, so to speak, in allowing me to connect with readers while building momentum.

So there’s the scoop.  Feel free to comment or email me with any questions/suggestions you may have, and I hope you’re as excited as I am!

 


Fantasy Book Giveaway & Interview

Click on “Giveaway/Interview” to go to the blog where I was interviewed and offering an e-book giveaway!

 


Behind the Why

Are you curious why I write?  Have you ever wondered why I chose the fantasy genre?

Then go to Susan Heim’s blog to read the interview she did with me.


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