Yes, it has been forever since I have posted anything. I can tell you though, that I have been working like a mad woman over the past several weeks, and I can finally share some exciting news.
My entire body of work will be available in print!
Amazon is now printing my books for me and I have spent many days (and nights) editing and formatting my first trilogy. I just received the paperbacks and I am beyond happy to see them in print.
I also worked on new book covers with Seppin over at SeppinRek and I am in love with how they look.
You can go here to purchase the print versions!
I am also thrilled to announce that my new book The Wicked Thorn is almost done!!!
This book has been a huge departure for me and I have loved every minute of writing, and editing. I cannot wait to share with you my new series on vigilantes and I hope…like really, really, hope, that you will be just as consumed by them as I am at the moment.
I will let you know more as the release date (2/14/2017) draws near about the story and I am also happy to say that I will be doing an interview about The Wicked Thorn on SeppinRek.
I think I even scammed a podcast interview so that is sure to be amusing.
Isle of Skye, Book one of the Skye Trilogy
Isle of Night, Book two of the Skye Trilogy
Isle of Dawn, Book three of the Skye Trilogy
Skye Trilogy Box Set
Scrumptious Skye Confections Cookbook
The Cursed Charm, Book one of The Fae Witch Series
The Cursed Wand, Book two of The Fae Witch Series
The Cursed Dagger, Book three of The Fae Witch Series
The Cursed Scepter, Book four of The Fae Witch Series
The Fae Witch Series Box Set
The Fairy Door, Book one of The Hidden Realm Series
The Fairyland Queen, Book two of The Hidden Realm Series
Enchanting Wick, Book three of The Hidden Realm Series
Captivating Wick, Book four of The Hidden Realm Series
Twenty years ago I sat down to write a book and I failed miserably. Over the years I secretly thought about several different stories and how I would go about writing them but I never had the courage. Almost a year ago I sat down to create the story that I knew I had to get out of my head and on to the computer screen.
Today my dreams have become a reality.
I decided to release Isle of Dawn, The Skye Trilogy, and Scrumptious Skye Confections a few weeks early. To be honest, it’s been done for over a week now but I was still hesitant. I wanted to hold on to them a little bit longer. In a way, I guess, I wanted to keep this book to myself as long as possible.
Isle of Dawn is so much more to me than book three of my trilogy. It’s a culmination of my dreams, my goals, long nights and a sense of accomplishment that I have never felt before in any thing I have ever done besides becoming a mother. This is the end of my characters journey but in reality is just the beginning for me. I don’t want to say goodbye and I have finally come to the realization that I don’t have to bid farewell to the characters I have come to know and love.
To be able to publish my books is not only a way for me to reach other readers that hopefully are like me but it is also a way for me to preserve my thoughts and my writing for me to enjoy. I can’t tell you the thrill I get seeing my name on a book cover and I hope I never become jaded enough to dismiss those butterflies that are floating in my stomach.
This project was a long time in the making and today I realized that it wasn’t so much my writing that was the project but myself as an individual.
I am a published author of a trilogy and a cookbook.
Yeah, this past year really just happened… Holy Moley!
I hope my readers enjoy the conclusion with Isle of Dawn and I really hope they love the cookbook because that was a lot of fun to write!
Isle of Dawn:
Skye Trilogy Box Set:
Scrumptious Skye Confections Cookbook:
I am beyond excited to announce that I will be publishing an accompanying cookbook to the Skye Trilogy!
When I first started thinking about my book I knew that I wanted my character to be a whiz in the kitchen as well as a lover of food. The idea slowly took root to pen a cookbook with the series when I was done writing ‘Isle of Skye’. My main character Willa owns a bakery but when she is forced to leave her hometown of Yuma, AZ she also has to leave her business behind. When she arrives on the mythical Isle of Skye set in the English channel she decides to open another bakery there and calls it Scrumptious Skye Confections.
Now why would I do this massive undertaking? It’s very simple really. I love to cook and bake. I also love food. A few years ago I started a small food blog called ‘Mrs.B’s food’ but unfortunately when I started writing my book I kind of slacked off writing in it on a regular basis. I have since renamed the blog so it now sounds cohesive with my author website.
Shannon Barczak Creations is the new name for my blog and I am so thrilled to be incorporating my two passions finally together. I truly believe that it was when I started writing in my food blog that I began to believe in myself as a writer. Sometimes I would write out stories that were longer than my recipes. It became almost like a journal for me and I have missed posting my little life anecdotes and recipes for food that I love.
Writing a cookbook for the series seems natural to me. Willa talks a lot about food and the treats she makes. I can’t wait to get started writing out the recipes that she mentions and also including some of my characters favorite dishes and little tidbits about them.
Some of the recipes that will be included are:
Red Velvet Whoopie Pie
Lemon Curd Tarts
Lasagna with pepperoni sauce
Braised Beef tenderloin
Homemade Chinese dishes
Ode to Yuma
I will probably include more desserts than main dishes and starters in keeping with the theme of my book but this is truly a project that I have wanted to do for several years and to see it all come to fruition is just so amazing for me. I will be releasing the cookbook the same day as ‘Isle of Dawn’ and it will also be available for free with my trilogy box set on August 28, 2014
Check out my food blog!