Weekly Update

I’m settling into the school year routine. Bethany is back at college, and Gareth is at school all day. I love having large unbroken chunks of time to work on my writing. For the next couple of months Gareth has marching band rehearsal until 6:30 every afternoon, so I’ve got even more time than the rest of the school year. I’m going to try to put it to good use. I’m working with a cover artist and beta readers on Nothing But the Truth, so expect to see it soon. I’d like to leave around a month between it and the Noblebright Fantasy boxed set release in October.  If people get back to me quickly, I may be able to get it out by mid-September.  Otherwise look for it in November. Other than that, I’m focusing on my sci-fi romance.  Once I choose a pen name and get a new website set up, I’ll link it here. PS: I’m running a quiet free sale of The Fuller’s Apprentice this week. I’m testing out Facebook ads, playing around with targeting them to different audiences. I expect most people reading this will have a copy already, but now would be a great time to recommend it to a friend you think might enjoy the Tevenar books.

Weekly Update

Hello, everyone. Sorry it’s been so long since I posted. Remember the part in my “About the Author” where I say that one of my hobbies is performing in amateur musicals? That’s what I’ve been doing. My church staged a production of “Mary Poppins,” and my whole family took part. I played Miss Smythe, the bank chairman’s secretary, as wells as singing in the chorus. It was lots of fun and lots of work, and we’re all happy and exhausted. Gareth and Bethany both go back to school next week, so I’ll be back to writing full time. I’ve got a lot of different projects in various states of completion, and I’m still deciding which I’m going to focus on first. A high priority is going to be finishing the rough draft of Book 2 of my science fiction romance series, so I can start Book 3 in November for Nanowrimo. Those will be published under a pen name, because they’re definitely not YA, and I think it’s best to keep them separate. I’ll link to it here, though, so those who are interested can find them. Some photos from the show: Gareth, Bethany, Rachel, me, Anthony The bank employees celebrate “Precision and Order.” The grand finale: “Anything Can Happen.” “Anything can happen if you let it, Life is out there waiting, so go and get it, Grab it by the collar, seize it by the scruff, Once you’ve started living life you just can’t get enough. Anything can happen, it’s… Read the full article.

Weekly Update

Sorry I missed writing an update last week. I’m busy getting settled into the summer (lack of) routine. My family is involved in a production of the musical Mary Poppins at our church, which is going to take lots of time for rehearsals and set construction. And next week we’ll be leaving for our annual vacation to visit my parents in South Carolina. Before that, this weekend I’ll be a guest at Comicpalooza, Houston’s big comics/science fiction/fantasy con. I’m going to be speaking on three panels, at 11:30 am and 2:30 pm on Friday, and at 7:00 pm on Saturday. Plus I’ll be attending lots of others. You can find out more about it at http://www.comicpalooza.com. Hope to see you there! And here’s a special announcement just for those who have read this far. The Tale of Gurion Thricebound, a prequel to The Chronicles of Tevenar, will be released on July 1, 2016. If you’ve read the Tevenar books, you’ve heard a lot about Gurion, but there’s much more to his story. Now you get the chance to hear it in his own words. It will be on sale for $0.99 for a limited time only, so be sure to get your copy right away.

Hello

Welcome to my web page, everyone. My name is Angela Holder. I live in Houston, Texas. I have three kids and a wonderful husband who supports our family so I’m free to devote time to my writing. I’ll be using this blog to share updates on my writing as well as interesting tidbits of information about my books. A few facts about White Blood. I wrote the first draft in November of 2008 for Nanowrimo. Twelve days in, my computer crashed. My latest backup was from four days earlier, so I lost around 11,000 words, what’s now Chapters 5, 6, and most of 7. (Moral of the story: back up your work every day!) I made notes on what I could remember of what I’d written and plowed on with the story, hoping I’d eventually be able to recover the lost portion from my hard drive. My husband tried many things, but none of them worked, so rather than spend a lot of money to have a professional try with no guarantees, I rewrote the missing parts after Nano was over. (I think they turned out better than the first time, so all in all it wasn’t a bad thing.) According to the log I kept, I finished the rough draft on November 30 at 91,294 words, not counting the lost parts. (The finished length is around 106,000 words.) From then until the next November, I worked on editing the rough draft, then had it critiqued by many helpful people at Critique Circle. Later… Read the full article.