FINAL CHAPTER of The Gold in the Dark and a Writing Update!

Illustratoin courtesy of Ally Grosvenor.

The final chapter of The Gold in the Dark is finally out, with the last, brilliant chapter illustration courtesy of Ally Grosvenor! You can get started on the series with Chapter One right here or on Wattpad. It’s hard to believe that all the chapters are finally posted–it’s been a very long time coming! Oddly enough, I received another offer a week or so ago to sign a contract for the book with another one of these Wattpad competitors, this one run by Chinese corporate giant Tencent. A Google search quickly helped me decide not to sign, but it’s funny that that’s the second offer I’ve received for the book in one month. I must be on a list somewhere. Rest assured that, at least for the time being, The Gold in the Dark is going to remain absolutely free. In fact, I’m putting together the ebook edition right now with the plan to release it for free in the next week on Kindle, Kobo, and all the other usual suspects.

As for what else is going on in my life–well, I will be honest and say that this past week has been very difficult for me personally. I had to put my dog down, which was incredibly hard. That was then followed a few days later by Tropical Storm Isaias, which knocked out our power for fifty-something hours.

However, there have been some happy moments as well. I learned that Specter is a semi-finalist for the BBNYA 2020 Awards, and in my senseless quest to read all the Beauty and the Beast retellings I’ve discovered a new-to-me indie author who is just fantastic called Katherine Macdonald. Check out her book The Rose and the Thorn–I can’t recommend it highly enough!

With the last chapter of The Gold in the Dark now posted, let’s talk a little bit about the state of this blog. Umm… I’ll just say it: updating the blog in the wake of COVID-19 has been challenging, to say the least. I love blogging when I do it, but I haven’t managed to get into a proper routine of it while working from home. But I really don’t want to stop blogging, so my immediate goal for the rest of this month is to fix that. I want Short Tuesday to be a thing again. I want to post reviews again, and fun blog posts, and bookish thoughts… So I’m going to be pulling out all stops to meet that goal.

Anyway, I’m going to wrap it up here. Have a great (and healthy) rest of your weekend, and enjoy the final chapter. Or, if you’ve been waiting for the whole book to be posted before jumping in, get started with Chapter One right here. ❤

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