"Vigorously told deceptions and battle scenes." ~Publishers Weekly review of Eolyn

"The characters are at their best when the events engulfing them are at their worst." ~Publishers Weekly review of High Maga

Saturday, April 30, 2011

Pre-Launch Party at Avila University

EOLYN made its debut last night, one week before the official release date, in the Hooley-Bundschu Library at Avila University.  We had a great turnout; everyone was very excited about the novel and we sold all the trade paperbacks we had available for the event.  Many thanks to Kathleen Finnegan, Becky Nichols and Shawna Westphal for making this a successful and fun event. 

Thanks to the pre-launch festivities, I have a lot of treats for you this week.  Photos from the event are posted on my Facebook page for EOLYN.  This link should take you to the album:  Pre-Launch Party for EOLYN.

I'm also posting two audio recordings from last night.  The evening started with my reading of Chapter One:

After the reading, Hadley Rille editor Eric T. Reynolds and I received questions from the audience about all aspects of writing and publishing:

I'm trying a new experiment -- in addition to listening to these recordings online, you should be able to download them from the following links:

EOLYN Pre-Launch Party -- Chapter One

EOLYN Pre-Launch Party -- Q&A Session with Eric T. Reynolds

Let me know how that works.  The files are kind of big, and I couldn't figure out how to condense them, so it might take a while to download.  (Note that these files are simply audio and do not include the pictures.)

My biggest surprise last night:  A phone call from Kimberly Vandervort, author of THE SONG AND THE SORCERESS, the novel that inspired me to submit to to Hadley Rille.  Thanks so much, Kim, for remembering EOLYN's big night!

In other good news, the hardcover edition of EOLYN is now available for purchase through the following links:

EOLYN on Amazon

EOLYN on Amazon.uk

EOLYN on Amazon.canada

The novel will be available soon in paperback and electronic format for Kindle and Nook, but if you're looking for a new volume to grace  your bookshelf, consider purchasing EOLYN in hardcover.  It's beautiful.  To give you an idea, here's what it looks like on my bookshelf: