Woo hoo! I’m excited to announce that I have officially published my first novel, Dragons of Arethia, Book One: Tesa’s Journey. I have been wanting to write a fantasy book about dragons forever, and now I know this is the first of many. I’m still not sure if it’s what I really wanted it to be, but I suppose I’ve got plenty of years ahead of me to explore lots of different ways to write about dragons, magic, and other fantastical worlds. I also know that the world of Arethia in this novel has plenty more stories in it, and there will be more to come. In fact, two other novels set in the same world are already started, including the second book in this series.
Here is the blurb: “Dragon riders hardly ever come to Enval, the small mountain town where Tesa lives. Yet she has dreamed of being a rider ever since she was a little girl, the last time the dragons came. One day, dragons fly over, and Tesa is the only one who can help an injured dragon. Leaving her farm and home behind, she agrees to travel with the dragon riders–for a bit. Yet a brush with dangerous rock dragons and vindictive mages drag her into the riders’ quest and bring her closer and closer to the city of Areth, capital of Arethia, and the place where Tesa has a chance to fulfill her dream of becoming a dragon rider.”
I have chosen to self-publish it as an ebook because I want to get it out there and so that I can maintain creative control of my work in the long run. I’m toying with the idea of doing a physical copy through CreateSpace or a similar service, but for now, the ebook is enough! I am providing it here from my blog in three formats: mobi for Kindle, epub for Nook, Apple, Kobo, and others, and pdf.
So there is my humble offering of a story. Thanks for looking, and thanks for your support. I hope you like it!