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An exciting new fantasy, stunning cover art, all that's left is to print! Let's create a beautiful collectible out of my debut novel.
An exciting new fantasy, stunning cover art, all that's left is to print! Let's create a beautiful collectible out of my debut novel.
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To the Original Gryfon Pride

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Gather around, my friends.

Some of you have followed me through four books, and have already joined in our amazing journey on the final campaign. You can read through the rest of this announcement, or fly low for awhile and relax.

Some of you are waiting, or are unable to pledge because of financial reasons, or perhaps have discovered that your heart doesn't lie in the Silver Isles. I understand all of those things! I thank you for helping me to launch the books, and I wish you the best of fair winds. You're always welcome. If you can't pledge, please consider telling one friend, in person, about the books. Someone you know will love them.

Now . . . If you just haven't pledged yet because . . . (?) I hope that you will before the end of the campaign. Because it's going to be amazing.

If you love the stories, if you've watched Shard grow from an uncertain initiate warrior into who he is today, as I grew from an uncertain debut author into who I am today, I urge you to open your wings and travel the last stretch of open sea with us. I have done my absolute best to build a final campaign that is exciting, flexible, and full of fun.

If you've always wanted a Shard plushie, we have the Shard Clone Army.

We have the final cover art from Jennifer Miller.

We have Sculptures.

We have Gryfon pins.

We have, of course, the chance to complete your first edition collection, signed by Yours Truly.

If you're reading this, you were to first to answer the call.

You were the first to take a chance on me. I will always be grateful, you will always be honored members of the Gryfon Pride. I have such plans for the Silver Isles, for new books, new daring gryfon heroes, the graphic novel, and other top secret Projects. So I hope that you'll continue on with me. Follow on Facebook, Twitter, my shiny new website, and now . . .

. . . the final campaign.

I hope you'll fly with me one last time.

Fair winds.


A Shard of Sun Stretch Goals

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Hello my Pride!

If you're getting this message, you may have already backed the campaign for Book III.

You might be like me, fingers crossed, hoping we can leap forward to the first Audiobook Stretch Goal.

Or you might just be tired of hearing from me, and I will only post one more time about A Shard of Sun because we are so close to Audiobook stretch goals!

Whatever else you might be, I come to you because you are the original Gryfon Pride. You guys made it happen the first time, when nobody knew who I was, or Shard, or if I'd come through or if the book would be any good.

You took a leap of faith with me. And we soared.

Some of you came back for the second book, and a few are back for the third book already. 

If you have not backed yet, or you haven't yet told absolutely everyone you can think of who might like these books or the snazzy swag for themselves or their kids, or nieces and nephews, or grandkids, know this: we have eleven days left to get the word out.

If you haven't had a chance to peek at the campaign, here is the link! If every person from every Summer King campaign got just one more person to pledge, we'd get audiobooks in no time. So in this season of giving, I ask you to spread the gospel of gryfons and pester--I mean--inform your neighbors and friends about these books.

I've also made some little tear sheets you can print and post at your local coffee shop, community board or possibly even library!

Here's a Word Document. (click to download)

And here's a PDF. (click to download)

It should look something like this:

From the deepest part of my heart, thank you, and I wish you all a wonderful holiday season and coming New Year!

Fair winds always,


A Shard of Sun has Launched!


Hello friends and Original Pride Members!

Some of you have already seen that I've launched the campaign to fund the hardback of Book III in the Chronicles, A Shard of Sun. Just in case you haven't, I hope you'll be able to join me again on this adventure. I have some fun new goodies this year (get 'em before they're gone!) and I think the book itself will be most most epic. We're already a Staff Pick!

There's that link again ;)

I've already posted a book trailer over on the new campaign page, with lots of fun to come.

Remember to follow on Facebook and on Twitter for the most recent updates!

I hope to see you there.

As always, Fair Winds!

"If you are always trying to be normal, you will never know how amazing you can be." ~Maya Angelou

Fun Important Awesome updates!

Helloooo friends!

Some of you who are also supporting Skyfire will unfortunately get double news, but that just means you *have* to pay attention, right? Or something...anyway.

First up: Hardbacks of Skyfire will arrive in MARCH. March, that's right. I'm open for pre-orders on my website, if you did not have a chance to back the campaign. Preorders and backers of the 2013 campaign are my first priority. Also, I will draw random names from the pool of people who have pre-ordered to include a little something extra with your book. A print, a bookmark, a little sketch. You just never know. So it's a good time to get in on the next book!

Also, this is for dedicated pride members only: Some amazing person has landed both books on the 'Recommended Reading' page of the Ursa Major Awards. These awards are centered around "anthropomorphic fiction" and have the potential to help me get the attention of a whole new group of readers.

Nominations for the Ursa Major are open until the end of February.  Skyfire is eligible because it was published in 2013. If you've read it, I would very much appreciate your vote!  Link here again:

Thank you, thank you!

As for book 3, as everyone is asking... I'm writing, I'm writing!

Fair winds all,


"We all have our own life to pursue, our own kind of dream to be weaving. And we all have some power to make wishes come true, as long as we keep believing." ~~Louisa May Alcott

The Missing Link

Hello friends!

I realize that as I keep telling you all about SKYFIRE, I keep forgetting to include the link.

...that is the current campaign! I think I confused a couple of people with updates on this campaign :D But I'm just contacting you because you were such great support last year and most (if not all!) have expressed interest in book two!

So once again, the NEW campaign for Book II is right here.


Fair winds all!