Sunday, August 22, 2010

BIG changes to the Denicalis Dragon Chronicles

Greetings Denicalis fans! The end of summer 2010 is almost upon us and my, my, MY what a flash before my eyes it has been! I hope you all had some time off whatever it is you do the most - be it school, work, writing, etc! My vacation is coming up soon - I'll be taking some time off to be a part of the Big E in West Springfield, Massachusetts! The Big E will be open for 17 days straight, from September 17th thru October 3rd. If you happen to be there during that time, make sure you stop by the Connecticut building on the Avenue of the States and look for the CAPA bookstore! I may not be there but be sure to check out the dozens of books on the bookshelves - ALL written by our talented Connecticut authors!

Now, I'd like to apologize for not updating this here blog more often. I'm incredibly busy doing LOTS of things! The most important of these is I've FINALLY finished book 4 in the Denicalis Dragon Chronicles! Dragon's Breath went live on June 20th and I'm seeing some wonderful feedback already! It's by far the most important book in the series - I've killed off a few characters ("Oh, no!") and introduced some others. It's double the size of The Prisoner, and weighs in at a meaty 540 pages! What a relief to finally have it done! Unfortunately (or fortunately, depending on how you look at it), it is NOT the final book in the series. I'm about to start working on book 5 (as yet unnamed) and hope to have it out Fall 2011.

Other news!

I've created a few more websites, although some of them don't have a whole lot of info on them. I've got big plans and desires for them though - now if I could just find the time to organize what I want! Someday...

Check them out if you have a minute or five: - this site has "All things MJ Allaire" - books, ebooks (coming soon!), dragon towels and trinket cases, Denicals Dragon Chronicles t-shirts and more! - I want this to be a site for both authors and teachers - where they come together and arrange school visits, etc to keep kids READING! - this site will feature books and short stories written by teen authors. Hopefully we can give a boost to those young authors who are out there! - this site is MY new company site - and it's the site that will host my lastest publications...

Drum roll please??.....

Coming in September (but of course available for pre-sale NOW) - the first three books in my fantasy series - Dragon's Blood, The Prisoner and Dragon's Tear - are being printed NOW and will be republished under my own name, Bookateer Publishing! I'm hoping in the very near future to be able to offer publishing services to the many, many authors out there who are finding out just how hard it is to get published traditionally. We will offer cover design, galley design and editing. This should be up and running by the end of 2010! If you know someone who says "I've always wanted to write a book but don't know how to get published," please send them my way! Make sure they tell me they heard about Bookateer Publishing from THIS blog and I'll give them 20% off the publishing services (NOT to include book purchases)!!

If you'd like to see pictures of the new covers, go to my facebook page and check out my photo albums. 2010 has been a great year for me but I really can't wait to see what 2011 brings!

Enjoy the rest of your summer and make sure you keep reading!

Summerly hugs, MJ

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