As I promised in my last blog post, I am keeping you—my followers and fans of my Ridgewood stories—posted with my progress of reestablishing order and content of my books at Amazon.com’s KDP and to publish a physical paperback this year.
Sometime in February I will take my books off market at Amazon.com. Later (probably March or April) I will do the same at Smashwords.com. Then, when this project is completed, it will be available at both sites, starting with Amazon.com. The book will feature a combination of Night of the Hellhounds, Margga’s Curse, Kismet, and a few other stories, and will feature teenager Vree Erickson and other characters I’m close to. I don’t plan on the book being a Young Adult read, but that’s something I cannot control at Amazon.com. All books featuring teenage lead characters end up on Amazon’s YA list. That chases away many of my adult readers. My book will be a contemporary fantasy fiction one and should be listed as such.
Another change I’ll feature with the new book will be my publishing name. One I’m considering is Campbell Stevens. We’ll see.
In the meantime, I’m not purging my old stuff from the internet. This blog’s archives is a great place to find my old stories. I recommend starting with Writing > Fiction > Green Crystal Stories and reading Night Of The Hell Hounds. Another one to read in that collection is Kismet. Both stories will be part of the new book when I publish it.
For easy access, here are links to all the Green Crystal stories:
These stories are the bones—old bones, you could call them—of the start of this new era. I hope you’ll join me for the ride. I plan on making it a fun one.