It’s amazing what AI can do. These are #AI generated models of the leonine gryphons in my upcoming medi-punk scifi Robin Hood Delunian Kingdom series. These creatures are sentient and have been so much fun to write. 📚😵💫😜 #authorlife
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Taking Questions For Author Maggie Lynn’s Q&A
Okay, guys! What questions do you have for me?
To celebrate the launch of the Vampire’s Handmaiden, I’m taking questions on just about everything you can imagine or ask! I’ll take questions on the writing process, any of my books, and whatever else you throw at me.
Comment under the article and I’ll answer your questions live in the upcoming video Q&A!
– Maggie Lynn Heron-Heidel
The Recovery of the Lost Stories…
Forty seven notebooks all filled with stories, series, and above all, my writing. And I couldn’t touch them…
For the last two years a large portion of my writing sat untouched because the notebooks they were contained in were spray treated with a mold killing agent that I was highly allergic to. As it turned out, the mold killing agent had a component of mold in it itself (and in my case, a double negative didn’t equal a positive result), so every time I’d get near them my mast cell condition would kick up with gusto, causing my blood pressure to skyrocket to over two hundred. And for those of you who aren’t familiar with blood pressure levels, that’s scarily high at the level where strokes can occur, as well as kidney damage.
But yesterday I risked it all to bring them to you, my dear readers. After the notebooks were ozoned to try and kill the remaining mycotoxins in them (thanks to my dear editor Peg Heron Heidel for handling them while in that condition), I carefully cut off the covers and backings of them all to remove the most contaminated areas. Donned in surgical gloves and a mask, and outside to keep clean air circulating, I sorted them all out.
Most luckily, my blood pressure didn’t elevate too much once the covers were gone, so it seems handling them has finally become safe enough to do. Now comes the fun task of typing up all of what they contain. To give you an idea, once sorted, all the different piles in the photo below are different series. The largest pile you see there on the right belongs to my Destiny in the Shadows series. The rest are from other series you’ve yet to read. And each notebook has a minimum of seventy pages in it, written on front and back of each sheet.
These don’t even count the uncontaminated pile of notebooks I have upstairs by my usual writing spot on the love seat. There’s another twenty or so of those, too.
So you see, folks, some people say they bleed for their craft, but I do that and also risk my life to bring you new works. While slightly melodramatic, it’s true all the same. I often joke I bleed for my writing as it is. My hands have a tendency to get hives from the ongoing mold issue with our house and they crack while I’m writing, so my notebooks are spotted with my own blood in some places.
Here’s to the creation of new books and hopefully no more mold related catastrophes! I’ll be very busy for the near future, that’s for sure!
Love you all,
Author Maggie Lynn
Enter to win an autographed copy of Slave to War
Enter to win an autographed copy of Slave to War here!
Slave to War is available now on Amazon in Ebook and Paperback editions. Here’s a little more about the novel:
He took my city. They chained me as a slave. Nothing will stop my revenge.
In aftermath of bitter betrayal, the city of Nacin will tremble to its core under my wrath. Truth will come to light; the underbelly of the city rising from the darkness below as age-old secrets surface from their graves. Death is the only solace to be found and blood will be the currency to pay for their sins. But can Operation Night-Butterfly be stopped once fate is called to action? Or will the city that was once mine become nothing more than a graveyard of what it once was as martial law descends upon the ashes that remain? That is the question…
The World of Destiny in the Shadows – A Map
Who knew that making a map of a dystopian science fiction world would be so time consuming? Plotting Nacin, Mercaine, and MoiRai on a map was difficult, but I finally got it done for you all!
Make sure to check out Slave to War to continue where War Machine left off in the epic cliffhanger! It’s now available on Amazon here!
Your Opinion is Needed: #SlavetoWar
I want your opinion folks! Do you feel this cover is appropriate for the hotly anticipated second book in the Destiny in the Shadows series? What do you think of when you see this cover? Comment and let me know!
– Maggie Lynn Heron-Heidel
Author and Filmmaker
If you haven’t read the first book in the Destiny in the Shadows series, STILL DEATH, you can read it for free! I’ll send it to you immediately just for joining my VIP readers club!
You’re Invited To A Party!
Hello to whoever is reading this! You’re invited to join me tomorrow, August 17th, for a virtual release party for my new novel Wings of Caligo! The wonderful part is it is an all day event on Facebook, so you don’t even have to leave the comfort of your home or anywhere you may be. All you need is an internet connection!
Make sure to stop on by to join the fun. I have a few guest hosting authors cohosting with me and I’ll be giving away a signed paperback edition of Wings of Caligo to one of my luck guests!
You can RSVP here: https://www.facebook.com/events/1685663881501719/?ti=icl
Hope to see you there!
And if you can’t join us for the party, make sure to pick up a copy of Wings of Caligo on Amazon! It’s getting rave reviews already!
Happy June To All My Readers! * Contest Alert *
Happy Summer everyone! How are all my wonderful readers?
I have some exciting announcements for you all. I have not one, but three new books planned for release this summer! They are:
Slave to War – Book 2 in the Desting in the Shadows series
Wings of Caligo – Book 1 in the Legends of Arestina Series
Cursed – Book 1 in the Vaktare of All Realms Series
Want to read them in advance before the general public gets to see them? I’m going to be needing a bunch of advanced readers! If you want in on receiving a free digital advanced reader copy of Slave to War, Wings of Caligo, or Cursed, make sure to join my street team group on Facebook!
I’m so excited to be sharing these new books with you! You have no idea! They’re all fantasy and sci-fi books, so I can promise lots of adrenaline pumping action!
Also heads up authors! I’m teaming up with my publishing company Heron Publishing to bring you some great contests this week! From video teasers, to social media promotion and blog features, make sure to like their page to enter all of their June contests! Like them here at facebook.com/heronpublishingco
Also for my readers on Google Play:
War machine is now available to read on multiple devices. Do you have a specific format you like to read in and can’t find War Machine and Still Death on them? Let me know and I’ll make sure to get it to you! I want my readers to be happy not only with my stories, but also with your reading experience!
Book Loves and Slave to War: An Update
You can join Book Loves for free at www.bookloves.mn.co
Introducing Book Loves – Social Media For Book Lovers
Introducing Book Loves, a new social media community for book lovers!
Our mission is connect fellow book lovers from around the globe. All readers, authors, book bloggers, series cosplayers, bibliophiles, and more are welcome. All that’s required is a love of books!
We’re doing a beta-launch of the site now, so this is your invitation to test it out before we go global! Check out the site here: https://bookloves.mn.co/landing
I’m proud to be at the head of this venture and hope you’ll join me!
– Maggie Lynn Heron-Heidel