The year 2016 has been a roller-coaster-ride of a year. Between wars, crazy politics, and the huge number of celebrity deaths (on that note, I'm not a religious person, but isn't there something in the bible about good people being sent to heaven right before the apocalypse, leaving only the sinners left on earth to … Continue reading Year in Review: 2016
CreateSpace (Amazon's self-publishing platform) and IngramSpark (Ingram's/Lightning Source's self-publishing platform) are probably the most popular sites to self-publish print-on-demand (POD) books, and they both have their pros and cons. I decided to utilize both sites for my novel, Grigory's Gadget, for several reasons: Publishing through CreateSpace: Title set up is free, unlike through IngramSpark Your … Continue reading CreateSpace vs. IngramSpark – My Experience
I have very exciting news: I've finalized the designs of the cover art and world map for Grigory's Gadget, created by the wonderful artists at Deranged Doctor Design! Here's the cover art: And here's the map: Because I finalized my cover art, that means can start sending Advance Review Copies! I'll be sending only eBooks … Continue reading Cover Art and World Map Reveal!
*beep* I debated not posting on my blog this week. I didn't want to break my blog schedule, though, so here I am. I'm SO busy this week working on Grigory's Gadget. I have my time booked with my cover artist at Deranged Doctor Design for mid/late January, which means I need to have a … Continue reading E. A. Hennessy is Not Available at the Moment, Please Leave a Message After the Beep
Happy New Year! 2016 is going to be an exciting year for me - my debut novel, Grigory's Gadget, is going to be published this year! In March, to be exact. Here's a breakdown of what's ahead: By mid-January, I'll have my manuscript edited and proofread, then formatted for paperback and eBook Starting in mid-January, … Continue reading Happy New Year!
Merry Christmas! Today also happens to be my birthday! This post will be short and sweet, with a quick update on Grigory's Gadget: Last week, I received my copy edits from the editors at Writership. My sentiments about this are summed up well by this quote from one of my favorite authors, Gail Carriger: Meanwhile, … Continue reading Merry Christmas, and Happy Birthday to Me!
I'm currently putting the finishing touches on my map for Grigory's Gadget (which will then be beautified by the wonderful artists at Deranged Doctor Design), so world-building has been on my mind. World-building can be a rough ride. Where do you start when you place a story in a fictional place? How much detail should … Continue reading World-Building: Creating a Universe From Scratch