A huge weight was lifted from my shoulders at the completion of Mark of the Castle . So what's next? The Agent Search My illustration work is represented by an amazing agent who has brought unreal opportunities. Unfortunately, he doesn't handle the literary side. I've decided it's time to seek out literary agents to bring Centernia to the next level. I know it's a long shot and I will continue to build the universe regardless if the series ever sees big-time publication. Much of my time this past month was centered on sending out query letters. Illustration A few months ago I listened to a Pete Mohrbacher video on the value of getting up early, ( You Tube- One Fantastic Week ). Mohrbacher is a fantasy illustrator who champions the idea of creating your own IP and taking control of your projects. I took Mohrbacher's advice and started getting up before my kids a little over a month ago. 5-10 hours of work time were hiding in my week! I
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What a crazy whirlwind it's been! There are so many exclamation marks in this post!!!! 1. The Book Centernia: Mark of the Castle is complete!!! Scheduled release is this late October/early November!!!!!!!!! Mark is 530 pages of magic, mayhem and drama edited by the amazing Keith R.A.DeCandido https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Keith_DeCandido http://decandido.net/ 2. Appearance Schedule Wizarding Weekend Ithaca, October 26, 27 & 28th will be my big fall show. I'll be giving a panel talk on worldbuilding and selling in the Artist Atrium. WE WILL ALSO HAVE A LIMITED NUMBER OF SIGNED COPIES OF MARK OF THE CASTLE. Come early to snag your copy!!!! http://wizardingweekend.com/ The same weekend as Wizarding, my artist friend Cat Razim will have copies at Flower City Minicon. An even smaller number of signed copies will be available, though I will not be there. http://www.fc3roc.com/ 3. Fantasy Art Projects This is the source of most of my awesome crazy.