Saturday, March 17, 2012

Let's Get This Party Started

After five long years . . .
          the day has finally come. . . .
                   "The Sword of Senack" has been released!!!


Please click this picture if you'd like to buy the eBook for 99 cents 
or the physical copy that's currently on sale!

    This book is just over 300 pages long and it includes some phenomenal artwork.  I'm so proud for it to be released.
    The official kick-off will be Tuesday, March 20th.  I'm hoping for a huge turnout.  If you'd like to write something about this on a post, please let me know and I'll include a link to your blog on my launch post.  
    I'm getting excited because on the 20th I'm also holding a contest to give away a kindle fire!

    The Senack Art and Writing Contest is still going on.  Remember, the prizes are great and Wayman Publishing is even offering a chance at publication!  Click here for more info about that: Contest  
    But the exciting news doesn't end there.  I've been published in a magazine called Literary Lunes.  I got a slot on Journal Jabber--a radio station--and will be interviewed on 4/24.  I will also be speaking to the upper grades of a large elementary school on 3/28--how awesome is that?!  It will be videotaped and if all goes well, I'll put a few minutes of the talk on my blog.  
    It'll be great to speak to those kids.  I'm giving away some books and bookmarks.  One of my friends is a fantastic artist and she designed these for the kids.


the back

Here's how they work.

    Anyway, some exciting things ahead.
    If you'd like to read an excerpt of my book.  I'm sharing one today and another next week.  Here goes . . .

Part of
Chapter One


"You’re serious? You aren’t playing or pretending, are you?" I asked. A chill ran the length of my arm as I reached down and held my little sister's hand. She was so little. I’d never seen her that terrified.
     "I knew you’d understand."
     I didn’t believe all she said—at least not the part about magic or her meeting a witch. But I did think she’d talked to someone.
     "We need to tell Mom and Dad," I said.
     "No." Indy’s face went white. "She said if I told Dad, she’d kill me."
     "Indy," I hugged her, "I won’t let anyone hurt you. How would she know if you told him anyway?"
     "I already said—" As she spoke, someone hammered on the door. "—she’s a witch." To me the knocking was the kind that could make dead people come back to life and living people die.
     "Indy, let’s go get Mom and Dad."
     She shook her head. "You go. I’m too scared to leave the room."
    I ran to get my parents, but couldn’t find them anywhere in the huge castle. "Mom? Dad?" I yelled. Another knock echoed through the hallways. I had the strangest premonition—I had to be with Indy. I ran, backtracking as fast as I could.
     From the end of the hall, I saw Indy step from her room. She stared at the front door. It was already ajar, and although I’d told her not to, Indy went closer.
     "NO!" I screamed, still at a distance.
     "Indy," a voice cut the air. "Indy, I’ve come for you." My little sister shuddered as the door flew open fully. Rain spilled onto the castle’s slate floors and dampened her clothes.
     A beautiful woman stood in the doorway. "Come with me, sweet Indy," she crooned. "Come into the ocean."

    Shuddering, Indy looked back at me. "Goodbye," she mouthed. Then she turned and stepped mechanically toward the woman.
     "No, Indy! No! You can’t!" I raced outside, but as I neared the boulders by the shore, my legs refused to move.
     The woman scowled at me before murmuring, "My, but you do look like your great grandfather. I hate reunions."
     I tried yelling, but my voice magically froze. My arms turned stiff as hardened clay. The witch—for that had to be who she was—guided Indy closer to the water. As if in a trance, Indy followed.
     Overhead, the sky swirled gray. The ocean’s angry waves battered the blackened shore. Indy stepped leadenly across the jagged rocks, her head turning neither left nor right. I wanted to tell her I loved her, that she should come back, that I’d listen to all her stories about witches and magic. But I could neither speak nor move.

     I screamed within my mind, praying for help. Rain pelted my face, the face of an eleven-year-old failure. There I stood, unable to help anyone—even myself.
     Indy seemed intent on the woman at her side, intent on letting the ocean swallow her. "Come," the witch crooned again. Her voice drifted back to me even though she was far away. "You must come into the ocean," she whispered to my little sister.
     Indy paused for a moment. But the spell was too strong; she stepped into the waves. When she did, a pulse rippled from her foot and ran far away. The waves ate at the hem of her clothes and then her sleeves.
     My mind screamed even as my mouth couldn’t form the words.
    Indy’s chest went under the water, then her neck, her chin. I cried as her head went slowly, ever so gently under the waves. That was the worst moment of my life—the moment my sister disappeared.
     Before she too disappeared, the woman, that green-eyed witch, turned to me. Her lips greedy. "I’ll be back for you," she said. "For all of you." 

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  1. Hon I'd love to write something for Monday - I was going to write something for tomorrow actually. DM me on Twitter to let me know which one you'd prefer.


  2. Count me in! Already started on your post for your launch date. Good luck! Oh and btw; check out your link, the book is not listed as on sale. Have a great GREEN DAY with all the luck of the Irish included!

  3. Dear Elisa,
    Wonderful! Excellent! And Awesome! Peace and happy St. Paddy's Day.

  4. Elisa!!! Thanks for making it available on Kindle, I just bought it and am so excited to start reading:) You are just amazing! Love ya!

  5. Just bought a copy for me and gifted an e-book to my niece! Can't wait to read this to the kids! And Happy St. Patrick's Day!

  6. DEAR PUBLISHED AUTHOR OF TWO (so far) BOOKS: May you sell a gazillion copies!! I just marked my calendar for 4/24. I know your interview will be great! Love you lots!!!

  7. Congratulations!!! So exciting!
    Happy, happy, happy for you!! :):)

  8. I picked it up from Amazon a day or so back and am already 25% through it. Congrats!

  9. Congratulations! The accomplishments with you are never ending. I shall be placing a book order this week. Damn air conditioning cost $875 to fix so I can't order as many books as I want. A cup of fruit, a protein shake, and thou. All I need to survive.


  10. As Dr Jones says HEEEE HAAAAW! let's get this party started!

  11. HOLY COW ELISA YOU ARE SO INCREDIBLY AWESOME!!! I'm sure your book is amazing, absolutely amazing - I still read your other one from time to time, and I hope to read this one really soon. P.S., Thank you for always being such a bright light.

  12. Congratulations on getting published and released. I will be working something up for you and will probably be ordering the printed copy this time. Can't wait to read what happens to the rest of the family.

  13. Congrats on getting your second out and about. Bought and can't wait to delve into it. And yeah will be doing something monday indeed at my feed.

  14. Great stuff, Elisabeth! Congratulations! I would like to take this opportunity to thank you for your recent visit to my blog. You will always be welcome there and I hope to see you again soon. I wish you great success with your book and all your future endeavors!

  15. Here from Odie! Congratulations!!!

  16. Hi Elisa!

    Well, it looks like I'll be ordering this book too! I just received your first book, and only meant to read a little (I was already reading Melynda's book!) but, I was hooked from the first page. I think I told you before that I had steered clear of your book because I also lost a son, and I didn't know if I could emotionally deal with reading about your loss. Thankfully, I ordered your first book regardless of my fears.

    I am going to finish Melynda's first, as I'm almost done, and then get going on The Golden Sky.

    Big hugs!

  17. EEK! That is all!

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