and family, a small circle of indie authors in the Instagram space, and the general ability to sell my books through a global market via Ingramspark no matter how long it takes me to pick up steam! To all of my current supporters, I thank you from the bottom of my heart!
But 2021 is almost over, I must move onto finishing Book 2, and rolling out new projects that I’ve been putting off for far too long! After toiling and self-teaching, I am finally on the precipice of producing new content in the form of a YouTube channel and live stream session that my tiny community can munch on while I work on completing each installment of Carving Legacies.
We also have NaNoWriMo coming up in the next couple of months, and that will be my final sprint to the finish link on Book 2’s initial draft completion. It took way longer than I hoped, but two years to finish a rough draft sure beats the six years it took Key of Arcandus!
What new lessons have you learned about the creative space during the pandemic? Comment below and let’s discuss!
You can now purchase Key of Arcandus at any major online book retailer or request through your local bookstore. It is self-published through Ingramspark with global distribution channels, so no matter where you are in the world you should be able to grab a copy somehow, somewhere.
Thank you to everyone who has supported me through this process, and who will continue to support me after launch! Your reviews and word-of-mouth help gain traction in building a community that supports indie authors like myself so that we can achieve our life's dream of making this our full-time career.
What's in store next, you might ask?
2021 is going to be busy as I go back to the writing table and tackle not just Book 2 in the Carving Legacies series, but a standalone novel for two of the supporting cast members from Key of Arcandus. I have a ton of projects for the world of Clayne, and as I gain momentum in my writing craft I'm hoping to bring new stories, series, and characters to everyone who becomes a fan. As it currently stands I have two full series planned (Carving Legacies and a post-CL pantheon series), with three stand-alone novels, and another potential two series that would cover the Finnean Rebellion and the war between the immortal gods during the ancient era. Whew! I better get writing!
Join me on Instagram live, Thursday, 10/01/2020 at either 12:00 pm or 5:00 pm MST where I'll be reading chapters 1 and 2, giving away signed copies of my book to randomly selected winners, and hosting a small Q&A session at the end!
GISHWHES (Greatest International Scavenger Hunt the World Has Ever Seen). I remember having a ton of fun with my friends doing some of the silliest of things in the name of love, kindness, and fun! I wanted to port those good feelings into my book giveaway in the hopes that people might enjoy tapping into their inner child a little.
Currently there has not been any traction of participation, so the odds of winning just by participating might be in your favor since the contest is only for two weeks (well...one and a half now).
All you need is an Instagram account, and the challenges are pretty simple. Even though it's a KoA-themed contest, none of the challenges require you to have any knowledge of my book to win. So follow me, tag a friend or two, and take an hour or two on a weekend to show off your favorite book, ice-related thing, or best dress, and just have some fun with it!
Good luck to those who participate!
If you're a BookTuber, Bookstagrammer, book blogger, or book podcaster, I am looking for individuals to read and review Key of Arcandus. You receive a free copy of the book in the format of your choice (hardback, paperback, ebook (.epub)) in exchange for an honest review.
If this is something of interest, please contact me via this website or DM me through Instagram @laurensefchik
You can pre-order Key of Arcandus through any major online book retailer such as Barnes & Noble or Amazon. Or support your local brick-and-mortar bookstore by requesting a copy through their distribution channels. I’ve published through Ingramspark, so every retailer should have the ability to order copies through their networks. They just need someone to request it of them.
I will be doing multiple events and giveaways (mostly online) to help get more copies out there into the world. Stay tuned to my website or Instagram to be notified when such events become available!
I'm an author and avid gamer from the southwest who grew up on all things geek before they became chic.