Palouse Digital Press is adding a page with an episodic blog from a role-play game of “Traveller” begun in January 2015. Stay tuned for a new page to peruse!
Dear Friends, Family and Readers To Be,
It took a very long time (I was so optimistic about my original release dates in August and September!) but “Dreams of Fire” is finally available! CreateSpace has an e-store that you can order a paper copy from. I have also made arrangements with Kindle Direct Publishing for a Kindle friendly version of the book. This will be available in a week or less. I’ll put in a link when I have one. Because of the Kindle Select rules you will have to go through Amazon for a digital download of “Dreams of Fire” for now (90 days for starters). You can buy a paper copy from CreateSpace who will print one on demand just for you! I will have a few copies here at home and you can order one from this website when I get the shopping cart app up and running.
I hope to do some book signings locally and at northwest SF/F conventions (none on the radar yet). When I see you in person, I’d be glad to sign one for you!
My web guru, Robert, will be working on getting a MailChimp signup here at PDP for anyone who wants to receive a regular (monthly or so) newsletter from me. He promises to be done with it by the end of the weekend (Nov. 25th).
I hope to post some photos from the real Innisfree Garden when I figure out how to do a slide show…
I have a draft of the next story in the Maple Hill Chronicles already penned! I will be sending it out to beta readers for comments and plot hole detection. This one is called “Sylvan Dreams” and is about Ruari Allen who received the gift of woodworking from his grandfather–and a few other things he didn’t expect!
I am currently working on a completely new urban fantasy tentatively called “The Demon Within.” It is about an average, somewhat dysfunctional suburban family that comes together when they face an uncommon threat. This story is a prelude to a longer work that follows Cora Hart, the 17-year-old daughter with a penchant for all things Goth.
Thank you all for being patient! I hope it is worth the wait.
Palouse Digital Press is getting one more facelift! We will continue to support authors from the Inland Northwest and look forward to selling Elizabeth R. Alix’s new book “Dreams of Fire.” We are also anticipating adding some new features. The new design will be up in installments over the next month or so. Stay tuned!
Palouse Digital Press is excited to introduce Mark Rounds’ first book “Hell is Empty and All the Devils Are Here.” It is a zombie apocalypse novel that takes place in the Tri-Cities of Washington State. It is full of real people and families coping with their world changing. Give it a read–he’s on Amazon!
We got home tonight after 3000 miles of driving. We have driven across the country between Washington and New York many times and pretty much have a system of keeping each other entertained by reading aloud, listening to music and books on tape, and talking about story lines. We are still really glad to get out of the car and be home for awhile!
Getting “Dreams of Fire” posted is my priority followed by formatting a print version and making them available on this website. I’m also looking forward to writing the next thing! I have a good portion of the next book in the Maple Hill Chronicles written and will work on getting that edited and formatted and posted.
I also have been researching a completely different story. The best part of being a writer is being able to invent a new place and immerse yourself in it! It takes me awhile to create a totally new place and establish the characters that live there but it’s fun! I’ll keep you posted.
We got our sons dropped off at their respective colleges and are visiting relatives before heading back to our home. I’ve been working on posting the e-version of “Dreams of Fire” and hope to resolve the issue when we get home. I hope you all have a nice Labor Day weekend!
The downloadable version of “Dreams of Fire” is a few steps closer as of today! I have a mobi version and an epub version and have managed to upload the file names but I can’t click on them and make them appear yet. So, I’m working on it!
I am taking my kids to college for the next week or so and hope to solve this problem while I’m on the road.
“Dreams of Fire” will be available for free as a downloadable version until the end of September. After all you guys don’t know me and my writing yet so why pay for something you’re not sure of? If you like it, be the first to write a review for me! I will figure out the payment process and take orders for the paper version once I get hard copy created and proofed.
Thank you all for waiting!
WordCon was a whirlwind. When we weren’t seeing panels, people or events, we were resting our feet from pounding acres of concrete.
Quick recap: Friday in Spokane was unreal. Smoke from many fires cast a pall over the city that seemed apocalyptic and was unbearable for anyone with respiratory issues. Our kids went to the masquerade and said it was fantastic and Tom Smith, a fannish singer from Michigan, was phenomenal. We missed it, having attended a local reunion of Moscon people. Moscon was a small SF/F convention that was held for about 20+ years in Moscow, Idaho in the 1980s and 1990s to early 2000s. It was noted for being one of the first conventions in the northwest.
Saturday: The air cleared, although the fires were still burning. The highlight of my day was going through the Discworld exhibit. An enterprising gentleman was dressed as a Feegle and had a wonderful time taking people through the exhibit. We had many wonderful conversations with people, made new friends, and ended the day filking (singing SF/F themed songs) for about four hours.
“Dreams of Fire” update: I am getting closer to posting an e-book version!
Hi, everybody! WorldCon is amazing! There are so many people, wonderful panels, writers, artists, dealers in SF/F merchandise I was suffering from FOMO (fear of missing out). This almost never happens to me so I was flailing for about an hour before taking a deep breath and calming down.
First, there are lots of writers, editors, and artists at WorldCon so I am networking and meeting people.
Second, I realized that I am not going to be able to post “Dreams of Fire” today. I am so sorry. Life happened to me over the last couple of days when I planned to work on it: moving furniture for a friend, going to a funeral (not someone I knew personally but important to go to anyway), and friends dropping in for a two day visit on short notice. HOWEVER, I am learning how to use Scrivener and am slowly bending it to my will! I want to put out a good product so you will enjoy reading it. Please be patient. I will post it as soon as I can!
Hi everybody, Elizabeth Alix here. I’ve been working to get “Dreams of Fire” converted into a readable digital version by August 20th so it is available during WorldCon. Since I am a new author, I would like to have a free promotional during WorldCon! I am also doing all the conversion myself so I am learning as I go. It is fairly complicated for the newbie that I am. If I cannot make Scrivener work and create a mobi version and an e-pub version, I will post the first couple of chapters as a pdf for people who would like a preview. See you at WorldCon!