Friday, December 22, 2017

Announcing The Terebinth Tree Chronicles Publication Date of 02/02/2018

Nope, this is not the usual Writings Tips blog post. It is an Announcement blog post which, to my knowledge, hasn't been posted on my blog on a Friday for about a year. History in the making.

This is an announcement I released via my newsletter during the beginning of this month. And then again this Wednesday with my Youtube video. But there are still some slackers out there who have never heard of The Terebinth Tree Chronicles, so I'm reposting the announcement here for all to see.

This post is also a total cop-out because I'm visiting family for Christmas and forgot to write an article for today. Just deal with it. Don't be a Grinch.

Are you sad you won't be getting a regular post from me? Don't be. Instead, go check out Phoenix Fiction Writers and spend time meeting all of us on our website and Youtube...and then swing by and enter our giveaway for a chance to win some amazing Speculative Fiction ebooks. Phoenix Fiction Writers is like me, only awesomer and multiplied by 6, so you won't be disappointed.

Okay. On with the show.


*dramatic pause*

Announcing The Terebinth Tree Chronicles Publication Date of 02/02/2018
I am launching a new series of indie-published short stories coming to Amazon beginning 02/02/2018. I picked that date because it's pretty and easy to remember. Aren't I clever?

Yep. For those of you who keep asking me, "When is your next publication?" You can stop asking. The date is Friday, 02/02/2018. Go mark the day on your calendar with glitter...or Batman stickers. Or both (if you choose this option: Please send me pictures).

So, what exactly is this series of short stories?

They are a collection of YA Christian Fantasy stories under the umbrella title of The Terebinth Tree Chronicles. They share the same universe and characters as my novel, The Stump of the Terebinth Tree, which is a tale of four assassins banding together to kill a demonic sorcerer and have faith in something beyond their own swords. These short stories will be set before the events of The Stump of the Terebinth Tree and will explore what led each character to become assassins in the fight to overthrow the sorcerer.

Like an origin story. But the type that's actually relevant and not boring.

The first short story will be released on 02/02/2018 and will tell Wanderer's story. The main character of The Stump of the Terebinth Tree, Wanderer is a desert elf who hungers to travel far outside of his oasis, but is tethered to his home by family duties, lack of training, and more than a little bit of fear.

The synopsis, story title, and cover will all be released at a later date, so keep an eye out.

These short stories can be read as stand-alones from each other as well as The Stump of the Terebinth Tree. However, there will be Easter Eggs connecting them all, so you'll want to read them as a whole to try to catch all of the references. It'll be like PokemonGo, except without the potential for walking into fountains. Or off of cliffs. Or into other people. So, basically: Safer.

You're welcome.

Stay tuned for more information. Subscribe to my newsletter. Follow my Youtube channel. Stalk my social media. Send me a barrage of emails asking me for updates. Okay, maybe (definitely) not that last one, but you get the point.

Until then, if you have questions or comments, please leave them below! Who here is interested in reading this series? I'd love to hear from you!

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  1. 'which is a tale of four assassins banding together to kill a demonic sorcerer and have faith in something beyond their own swords'

    Killing a sorcerer for once? I want to get a job and buy your booooks. Or gift money. Or both.

  2. quick question, is the "Stump of The Terebinth Tree" out yet? Or are these chronicles a precursor to the book?


    I can't wait to buy them!

    Interesting thing, I was in church recently and we were reading in Isaiah 6:13 and I was like, "I Wonder if this is where Hannah got the idea for her book!" So I wanted to ask you if it was?

    Merry Christmas!!! Have a blessed holiday with your family!!

    Sincerely, Emilie.

  4. Hooray!! :D

    This is really exciting sounding! I hope I will have the means to read it...
    But whether I do or not, I wish you the best of luck with it!! <3

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