Nothing says Merry Christmas as receiving a book you wanted. Also nothing says have a Merry Christmas as giving books to other people. I am much more likely to give people books than anything else they ask for. It works well because my family members each have a list of books they want. I also have a list of books I want. The biggest problem is not buying any of the books on the list before Christmas arrives. It is okay after Christmas once all the gifts have been unwrapped and you know which ones you still need.
When asked what I really wanted for Christmas, my answer was a library. Someplace to put my current book collection on a more permanent basis and every book I want to hoard. I’m just not sure whether I want my desk and work station in there or my bed. I don’t have to sleep in the same room as books but it helps a lot for me to sleep. Also my bed is where I am most likely to end up reading most of the books I do. And it might be a little distracting from my work.
My fantasy series is called The Kings of Proster and I keep being asked about how many books it will be along with when I will have them out. Unfortunately I did not get the ones due out last fall out yet. I am having some slight issues, but I should sort through those in the next while. Then I will put out Lovers & Losses and Fighting for the King.
I have planned out twelve books. Six are currently out, two coming, three I have to finish writing, and one I will write when I’ve got the rest of them finished. My brain has been hinting there might be a prequel book and maybe some stories from the neighbouring kingdoms, but neither of those projects are going to happen before The Kings of Proster are all written and available for sale.
In the meantime, you can enjoy For Wealth and Glory, Closing the Portal, Mistakes Made, Wasted Love, The Mystery of the Magic, and The King’s Ransom. They are available in hard copies and just recently I have converted them all into e-book format. And hopefully I will have the next two out soon.
I write a story and when I go back to read it I find that I’ve written about a character who is similar to another character from a different story. That female archetype seems to be my brain’s favourite to put into a story. The backgrounds are different and the story itself is different, but the character is practically the same.
I know why I write her. She is the person who I spent many years wanting to be. Maybe is some ways, I still want to be her. But I write stories about her instead. I don’t get tires of writing about her, but I get worried about not growing as a writer because I only write one character.
I don’t want readers to skip my books because they see the same character by a different name. I do write stories with other characters, but that one archetype keeps popping up. I don’t want to get rid of her, but I don’t want my readers to tire of her either.
I’m not sure the answer, but I am sure that she will show up in another story with a different name and new background details. In the meantime, enjoy the story.
October of last year one of the partners in Mantler Publishing left the company and caused some rethought along with some reorganization. So, Mantler Publishing has been disbanded and a new publishing company had grown out of it. Lit-N-Laughter has changed its focus. Mantler Publishing was putting out a broad range of material, while Lit-N-Laughter is focusing on light and fluffy books.
We have changed our Smashwords account and Facebook page to the new name and description. Lit-N-Laughter has its own webpage at litnlaughter.weebly.com.
There are still some things we are sorting out, but those might take a while to settle out. We are not yet ready to accept full novel submissions yet, however there are a few other things we are looking for. I wrote a post about some of what we are looking for. Hopefully we will get to the point where we are accepting submissions.
So, keep any eye out for future Lit-N-Laughter titles, which should be coming out over the next while.