What's happening with the series?
Star Flame: A Story from the Meclauks Kingdom
Star Flame is a short story that takes place in the world of the Meclauks Kingdom Series. It shows how Opal becomes an Oak Fae Guardian, which she is during the first novel in the series. The story takes place prior to, and during the first few chapters of Luminata.
- Published in e-book format for newsletter subscribers only in June 2017.
- Available in Instafreebie promotions starting in August 2017.
- September 16, 2017: Ordered print copies of Star Flame for Monterey Library Indie Day on October 7, 2017 and Great Valley Bookfest on October 14, 2017. This was the first print edition and it was a limited run of 100 signed and numbered only available from the author.
- Published e-Book and paperback versions on Amazon, Kobo, iBooks, and Nook December 2017. Shop here: http://books2read.com/starflame
Luminata: Book 1 in the Meclauks Kingdom Series
Things that are completed:
- ~2007 The idea starts to invade Yvonne's thoughts, and a few pages are written (that never saw the light of day!!!)
- December 15, 2016: First draft completed.
- June 5, 2017: Launched Kickstarter campaign to help fund Luminata.
- June 26, 2017: Cover art down payment made. Turn around time for first drafts 2-3 weeks.
- July 5, 2017: Thirty days after launching the Kickstarter campaign ends with successful funding! Check out the updates page here.
- July 13, 2017 (a week later than anticipated): Hired editor: Susan of West of Mars.
- July 19, 2017: First preview of cover art received from Studio Bukovero and getting feedback for revisions.
- August 4, 2017 Cover reveal party LIVE on Facebook for Luminata. Click here to watch it on YouTube.
- August 1, 2017 through August 31, 2017: Participate in Back To School Blast giveaway with Star Flame as free for newsletter sign-ups.
- August-September 2017: Revise according to editors notes.
- October 2017: First 3 chapters of Luminata sent to Team Luminata members for feedback.
- March 18, 2018: Luminata is available for pre-order
- June 2, 2018: ARC's sent out
- June 6, 2018: Luminata SWAG Release Box is available for pre-order on website or in person only.
- June 8, 2018: Luminata is uploaded to all the major publishers for the June 18, 2018 release date!!! Shop here for your copy: https://books2read.com/luminata
Book 2 in the Meclauks Kingdom Series
- May-June 2018: Book 2 outline is started and the story arch is created.
Scheduled Time Line:
- August 2018: Finish first draft.
- September 2018: Work on revisions. Hire cover designer.
- October 2018: Finish revisions.
- November 2018: Get final edits back from editor.
- December 2018: Get copyedits done and send out ARCs.
- Tentative January 2019 release date. (Use the link at the top of the page to sign up for email updates for Book 2)