New exclusive prequel novella is here!

before the fire is here!


Okay, so I know I’ve been irritating with how much I’ve been talking about this, but I’m very excited. So prepare for a little more yelling in this message. 😉

But first a quick note: Not only do I have a BUNCH of things coming in this, one of my favorite months, October, but Heart of Cinders will be out soon, and the preorder for Heart of Shattered Glass will be out at the same time because the story is not done! So, I am continuing to write The Voice In The Forest, and will have a few chapters for you as a special surprise for the Halloween special of the newsletter, and I am also adding bonus episodes of Crossroad Inn to the Patreon and doing a big ol’ website update for everyone to catch up on this month. 

AND, amazingly, a bunch more is coming in the form of celebrations for the release of Heart of Cinders, and the launch of the YouTube channel which I am starting this month.

I am also going to do NaNoWriMo as I do every year. You can come and join me in the NaNoWriMo adventure! For those who don’t know, NaNo is National Novel Writing Month and takes place every November. Two other months a year the good folks who run NaNo also do Camp NaNo. For Camp NaNo the participants make their own goal for the month. Many do editing that month, or whatever they want. For NaNo, the goal is the same for everyone, 50k words in a month: a novel in a month.

Now, I know, it sounds banana pants on fire to some people to write 50,000 words in a month, which breaks down into only 1,667 words per day. And still more people will point out that Heart of Cinders will clock in at almost 90,000 words. All fair points, but the intent of NaNo is to get out of your own way and just write. The number one reason most people don’t write the stories in their heads, is that they’re afraid of screwing up. Well, NaNo lives by the code that you can’t revise what you never write. 

So, come join me in NaNo! I’m going to be documenting my NaNo-ing on YouTube and you can come watch and maybe be inspired to try it yourself. The reason I’m starting the channel this month is because I’m doing preptober. Preptober is where you take care of some outstanding things so you are ready for the commitment to NaNo. It is also the time, October, that most people outline their project. Now… You all know I don’t “outline” I jot down a few notes and go with it. So, my preptober is a little different. Part of it includes finishing up writing this other project I’m currently working on. But, shhh! Our little secret what that is. 😉 You’ll see it soon enough.
Here is the cover for Before The Fire Prequel to Heart of Cinders, the first book in the Cinders In Midnight Glass series

War is hell. And war is knocking on Cinder’s door.

Seven years before Heart of Cinders, Cinder is fifteen and her parents are still alive. But war has come home. And when home is on top of deposits of hellfire water, the hell may become far too real.
Big thanks to B Rose Designz for the great cover!

Don’t forget, Heart of Cinders comes out this month, and there is a sneak peek at the back of this prequel for you!
And now, how do you get your hands on this new novella? How do you add this cover to your library? New subscribers to the newsletter will be able to download it along with The Lost Chapter, and Until We Didn’t, and now they’ll get this too!
This prequel was so much fun to write, and I hope you love it, and Cinder, as much as I do!
I hope having this more than made up for not having another chapter this week, but pssst… I have another secret, the chapter for next week is already done! So, I promise, it will be coming soon!

Let me know your thoughts. I will just be here in the writing cave getting more words!

Enjoy the free story!

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