JM Williams

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Goings On

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Big news this month!

First and most importantly, my fantasy novella “The Nightingale” is complete and will release on the 25th of April. It’s been a long process, but I am very please at how the book came out. This story features some of my favorite characters so far, especially the villain. Preorders are available now. If you’d like to preorder a Kindle copy, you can do so on Amazon. Just follow this LINK. If you’d prefer a print copy, the preorders are available on Fantasia Divinity’s wesbite. If you are a reviewer and would like an ARC, contact me on Facebook and we can arrange it. I am extremely happy with how this book turned out. If you enjoy fast-paced, light-hearted, adventurous stories. I think you will enjoy it.

With that project complete, I have been shifting my focus to my work with Fiction Vortex. Not only do I have a project I originally started with them, Fiction Vortex has also contracted with me to release my very first novel-length work, the short-story-novel that started my professional writing journey, which created the world of Iric, Sparrow, Faline, and many of the other characters you have seen here or in my published stories. This work is called “In the Valley of Magic” and will now be published. I am currently working on a cover for the book and I hope to have it out by the summer.

Call-Of-The-Guardian-SquareI’ve finished the first season of Call of the Guardian. I am currently about halfway through edits, so you can expect it to go live on Fiction Vortex’s reading plaform Fictionite soon.

The story is about a young hero who has been trained in the use of magic by a dragon mentor. Both man and dragon are orphans, leading to an interesting relationship. This series is part of the Of Metal and Magic (OMAM) StoryVerse, which is just getting started.

We at Fiction Vortex, and OMAM especially, are always looking for more writers, so if you have a thing for epic fantasy featuring dragons and unicorns, why not submit a pilot? You can find the guidelines HERE.

I’ve had time to reflect on my experience with The Adventures of Iric, which has been on sale for a couple months. All in all, I am satisfied with how the book turned out. The print version is very good. At least I’ve proven to myself that I am capable of developing and formatting a book for Kindle Direct Publishing (KDP). I imagine I will do it again in the future. The next one will probably be a collection of Storm Hamilton stories. I will just have to wait until “A Step Too Far” is released as part of Bards and Sages’s Society of Misfit Stories in July.

That’s all the news for now.