It’s Here!

Yay! Unidentified Love is finally available in paperback!

It took Kyros several months of hard work and caused him to pull out chunks of (blue at the moment) hair to kick the original ebook through Scrivener and into a form acceptable to CreateSpace, Amazon’s print-on-demand arm.

But that means you can now hold Unidentified Love in your hot little hands! And Orion and Kyros can add the physical book to their growing shelf of published books.

So, rush to your computer, pull up Amazon, and get your very own copy of Unidentified Love today.

Yay!

The wraparound cover art for the paperback.

Unidentified Love is coming!

We are so excited! We’ve decided to offer a print edition of Unidentified Love. After weeks of hard work to create a matching back cover and reformat the book for print, we’re almost done. The proof copy is on its way to us. According to the tracking information, the proof copy decided to take a tour of the Midwest on its way to California from North Carolina. So far, it’s gone through Tennessee, Kentucky, and Indiana, which oddly enough is where both of the authors grew up.

As soon as we get the proof and approve it, the book will be available on Amazon. Stay tuned!

Writers Cooperative of the Pacific Northwest

Kyros and I belong to the Writers Cooperative of the Pacific Northwest here in Everett, WA. This group isn’t focused on helping you write better (that’s our Kickstart Writers Group) but, rather, they help you with the ins and outs of publishing your writing and marketing your products.

Recently, the Cooperative held a book launch party at the University Book Store in Mill Creek. While it wasn’t as well attended as last year’s event, it did provide a chance for the authors to meet the public. Another event is planned for Saturday, May 13, in downtown Olympia.

Past meetings have covered such diverse topics as: how to build your website, how to conduct yourself at an interview (Orion was the guinea pig for this demo and thoroughly enjoyed it!), and how to present yourself to the public.

Matthew Buza is their technical guru and a writer of YA fantasy. He is also responsible for their website. You don’t have to be a member to read the daily offerings of stories, blog posts, poetry, and other works by the group.

If you’re a writer or an aspiring writer, this group is worth checking out. If not, you can just drop by and read content from some of the best writers the Pacific Northwest.

Postcard

Oh, we’re so excited!

We just ordered our first promotional postcard, featuring UNIDENTIFIED LOVE, our next release in paperback, and listing our upcoming releases.

Postcard front     postcard back

 

New Projects In The Works

It’s been awhile since we posted here, but we’ve been busy!

Kyros has been out of the country a lot in the past few months and with the time differences and the vagaries of internet connection, it’s been hard for us to write. Orion has been struggling with some health issues, so that’s slowed us down a bit too.

But in better news, we are happy to announce that we have two projected anthologies in the works: The Other Realms Brewpub and Damned If You Do.

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Past Life Regressions

In our book, Dreaming of Xeres, Riley MacPherson performs a past life regression for his girlfriend Tessa. She’s only looking for a connection to explain her fascination with the ancient Celts, but what she and Riley find is much older with worldwide repercussions.

Orion has had several past life regressions. In one, she found herself in the Aztec capital, Tenochtitlan. In a city of white, square buildings and pyramids, she was a hungry child begging her mother for food when an invading force killed her.

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Updates!!

Orion and Kyros had a great time at the GLAWS Speculative Fiction Genre Convention in January 2017 in Los Angeles. We met a lot of other writers of science fiction, some of them even famous. The panels were excellent, as usual. We even proposed hosting a panel of our own on long-distance collaborating. Hopefully, we get to present it at an upcoming convention.

Making Unidentified Love

So we just published Unidentified Love as a Kindle book and we wanted to tell you how that came about.

As it happens, each of the chapters in UL began life as three prompts from the bi-weekly meetings of the Kickstart Writers Group https://www.facebook.com/groups/Kickstartwriters/.

While the original idea was to write 500-word flash fiction pieces, most of us have strayed from that length. The Ben and Nick stories are definitely not that short!

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