Thursday, September 14, 2017

A place to discuss "FLEE" [Spoiler Alert!]

Hi all. So I've gotten quite a few messages from readers asking if there's a place to discuss the latest book. I know that many of you have already finished it and have questions, or things you'd like to discuss with other readers.

So, feel free to leave comments on this post regarding the latest book. We're entering spoiler territory here, so if you haven't yet finished the book, I'd recommend holding off until you're done. If you have finished and would like to talk about it, add a comment to this post.

I'm always open to feedback, and constructive criticisms help me grow as an author. So if you've spotted any errors in the book, or found things you don't like, you're welcome to comment on these as well. If I have an explanation, I'll provide it as a reply. Thanks!

Monday, September 11, 2017

FLEE paperback now on Amazon

https://www.amazon.com/Flee-Book-E-K-Jonathan/dp/197468797X/ref=sr_1_5?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1505113755&sr=1-5&keywords=ek+jonathan
Good news! The paperback version of FLEE is finally available for purchase directly in the Amazon store! You can grab a copy here, or by clicking the image to the left.

After reading the book, consider leaving the book a review if at all possible. It doesn't have to be lengthy (a sentence or two is fine), but reviews are important because they help potential readers determine whether or not a certain book is something they'd be interested in. With theocratic fiction, a lot of first-time readers spend a good bit of time on the fence, but seeing positive reviews from other Witnesses can help them come to a decision.

For those who've already written reviews, thanks so much, and I hope you enjoy FLEE!

Friday, September 8, 2017

Onward to Book 2

Well, the latest book has been out for only a few days now, but judging from emails and comments here and on the FLEE blog, it seems that more than a few of you have already finished it! (I’m not sure whether to be flattered or pressured by the fact that so many months of work went into something that only took a few hours to read, but so it goes with creative projects!)

For those of you already chomping at the bit for the second book in the series, sorry, but you’ll need to wait. While the second installment is well under way (I started it on the same day I finished the final draft of Book 1), it’ll be months yet before I’ll be able to announce a release date. However, I’m going to do my best to shoot for Spring of 2018. That gives me a good 6-8 months to write and edit it together, which feels doable at this point.

The nice thing about writing a book series like this is that I’m working with a good deal of momentum on my side. I know the characters and their individual plights, and I know generally where I want them all to end up, so it’s now just a matter of putting to paper their experiences along the way. In this aspect, Book 2 in the series has been smoother sailing than other projects. There’s no need to think up a new premise, characters, etc.

On the other hand, the second book in this series carries the weight of readers’ expectations, which is an intimidating thing. Still, I got into this project knowing roughly the pressures I’d face writing a trilogy, and I firmly believe in constantly challenging myself, regardless of the nature of the endeavor.

Before I go, I’d like to take a moment here to thank my incredible team of editors, without whom FLEE in its current form would not exist. They offered hundreds of wonderful suggestions and tidbits that I would’ve never thought of myself, and I’m greatly indebted to them for it! Thank you, Jordan, Jodie, and Veronica. You guys are amazing!

Monday, September 4, 2017

FLEE Available Now

UPDATE: Kindle version now available here!

And we're live! You can get the book on CreateSpace now here! (CreateSpace is the company I use to publish, print, and ship all my books) Unfortunately it will be a couple days more before it will show up in the Amazon store, but I will post immediately here as soon as it's ready. I apologize for this inconvenience!

Of course, if you'd like to read a sample first, you can preview the first chapter here: www.fleenovel.blogspot.com

Happy reading!

Saturday, September 2, 2017

FLEE Release Date

Good news for those who've been waiting patiently for my latest book, FLEE: The final draft is finished and I'm in the process of submitting and reviewing my files through Amazon's CreateSpace platform, which I use for publishing my books.

As I've stated before, FLEE will be immediately available, in full, as both a paperback purchase and a digital download through the Kindle Store (or on Amazon.com). This is a little different than how I've done things in the past, and I'm hoping readers will prefer having this option rather than waiting for months to get the full story. Incidentally, if you're reading on a iPad or an iPhone, I highly recommend getting the Kindle app. You'll have instant access to the book (it'll be very reasonably priced) and it has lots of cool features (like making notes for other readers to discover, leaving comments and reviews on Amazon, and a bunch of other stuff).

I'll also be releasing a full chapter per week on www.fleenovel.blogspot.com for those of you who prefer enjoying it as a serial. You'll be happy to know, though, that the entries will be much longer than in the past, since I want to get the entire thing released on the blog within a year.

So, when can you expect to read it? Soon... as in... Next week Monday! That's right: on Monday, September 4th, you'll be able to get the new book. Hope you enjoy reading as much as I enjoyed writing it!

In other news, I've already begun on the second book in the series. The goal is to have it done within 6-8 months, but I'm not making any promises just yet, so stay tuned for more details on that. In the meantime, enjoy FLEE!

Monday, August 21, 2017

"FLEE" blog now live

Just a tiny update to let everyone know that the blog for FLEE is now live and can be reached at the following address:

www.fleenovel.blogspot.com

There's not much there to look at now, but it might be worth bookmarking!

Friday, August 18, 2017

“Flee" now in final stage

For those who've asked and emailed, good news! FLEE's third draft has been successfully completed and is now in the hands of a small team of proofreaders. After I get the results back, I'll go over the feedback, make the needed changes, and that's that! That means it should be no problem to get the book done by September as promised. (Whew!)

However, with this book and its sequels, the online blog release and Amazon release will work a bit differently. In the past, I'd start releasing chapters on the blog first, and the Amazon download and paperbacks would follow some months later. This time, I'll be releasing both at the same time. That way, readers won't have to wait months to get the whole story. For those not in a rush, you'll still be able to get the entire book for free on the blog (one chapter a week as usual), and once all the chapters are released I'll put the epub and mobi files up for download. I think this is a great way to reward readers who are purchasing books and helping me to sustain this hobby of mine, without excluding anyone else.

I'd like to take this opportunity to thank you all for being so supportive of these writing projects, whether by purchasing books on Amazon or by via small donations. As this hobby of mine has evolved over the years, I've become much more disciplined with my approach to writing, researching, and editing, and that has meant an increase in time spent on each subsequent book, so support in any form means a lot.