The Or'in of Tane Mahuta, The Chronicles of Aden Weaver, Book One
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The Sasori Empire, The Chronicles of Aden Weaver, Book Two
For those who missed my first book in the Chronicles of Aden Weaver series, The Or'in of Tane Mahuta, a fantasy adventure for 9-13-year-olds, the e book can be purchased here: http://amzn.com/B015K1KF0I
For the second book in the Chronicles, The Sasori Empire, the e book can be purchased here: http://amzn.com/B075PMTN2H
For the paperback signed versions, please order by email to: email@example.com
The third book, The Last Tree, is under construction, at present.
When I first finished working on The Or'in of Tane Mahuta, I gave myself a fallow year - in which I didn't publish a book (but worked on the next one) - that's what I am doing this time as well.
I'm having a lot of fun working on it. I have given myself all of 2018 to work on the final book in the series with the help of my critique group. I don't want to rush it.The sheer amount of force and grit you need to bring to bear in order to self publish a novel is gargantuan. It takes a mountain and a village to do it!
A creative break is just what the doctor ordered.
Talk to you later,
" If you don't love the craft of making your story better, you won't make this a career…enjoy the process." Matt de la Peña
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~ PJ Reece, author of Roxy, Story Structure to Die For, Smoke that Thunders.
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