As you can see, there have been a few changes made in the Elliott world. Life is always an adventure and with adventure comes change, new projects, and excitement. I've been telling you about some of the new changes and some have been hinted at. Now I'll give you the full run-down of newness.
That's right! The clunky, but effective, website has been replaced with a new, colorful, and professional-looking website. Thanks to my amazing tech-guru (love you sweetheart!) I've been able to update the website with pages dedicated to my books, special sales (though we're still working on that page), and best of all a new blog! Look over at that, I can add pictures now!
You've been waiting so very patiently and the day has finally arrived. I am getting ALL of the books formatted for eBook release. A few have already been added, such as Charming Academy and Finding Prince Charming. But I still have a teensy bit of work to do before Prince Charming's Search and Becoming Prince Charming will be out. Just as promised, however, they will all be available on Sept. 18. Each book has gone through vigorous edits and some minor rewrites so that the story you read is the one I envisioned. Most (if not all) of my typos have been removed and the stories have been tightened up and polished until they practically glow! Okay, maybe not glow, but they're really good. Not only will they be available through Smashwords, and the corporations they work with, but they will also be coming available on Kindle for the first time!
Only one of my current books has a new cover and that one would be Charming Academy. With the new revisions, I wanted to give it a cover that better matched with the rest of the series. I think you'll agree this new cover does the trick. The other book to receive a new cover is my new book, Prince Charming's Quest which I will tell you more about in a second.
While it is not being released this month, I am busily working on Prince Charming's Quest, the final book in the Charming Academy series. I've set a release date for October 31. Yep, Halloween is going to be awesome this year! Be watching the fanpage on Facebook for the announcement of the Masquerade Ball and if you feel so inclined, start preparing to dress up as your favorite character from the series. Trust me, it will be worth the effort.
Many of you wonderful fans have told me how much you enjoy my artwork and let me tell you, nothing boosts an artist's ego like being told people like their work! Some of you have been fortunate enough to win illustrations from me during my word count guesses (and yes, you should still watch for those to be announced). Because I am not quite talented enough to do the same drawing over and over again to perfection, I've made a new way for everyone to enjoy my illustrations. I now have a Cafepress shop, Sanalbereth Souvenirs (follow the link below). There you can buy calendars, mugs, shirts, hats and other paraphernalia related to my books. Keep watching the shop as I will be adding new designs and products as I have time.
So, keep watching the fanpage and now my new website for news of my adventures. And be sure to tell me what you think of all the newness here in the Elliott world.
Jessica L. Elliott
Author, artist, mom and super-genius