28 December 2009

Prophet of Israel on Kindle

Prophet of Israel will be available as a free Kindle download from Amazon.com within the next few days. If you are a Kindle user, tell your friends about it!

21 December 2009

Tragedy on 101

At around 10 p.m. on Saturday, the 12th of December, a Ford Escort carrying three Peninsula College exchange students from China collided with a Ford Focus on Highway 101, east of Port Angeles. Two of the students, Chi-Kan Cheung (21) and Duo Li (21) were declared dead at the scene.

Duo Li was a student of my editor, Kate Goschen--and one of those students Kate was "particularly fond of." This terrible, senseless tragedy has been devastating for Kate and the rest of the staff and students at Peninsula College. Kate is taking a few days off to recuperate and to welcome her daughter, Grace, back from her trip to Panama.

We will resume editorial work on Wednesday, the 23rd.

Chi-Kan Cheung and Duo Li--you will be missed.

15 December 2009

Off to the editor

I am passing off the manuscript to Kate Goschen's able hands today. While she works her magic, I will work on finalizing the cover, final formatting, release plans, and registering for Bowkers, copyright, ISBN number, and Lulu Publishing's marketing package.

I have started fiddling with the outline for Book Three: "Hero of Israel" but it is in its very early stages. I have a rough outline I wrote several years ago, but there is a lot of fleshing out to do before any real writing can be started.

In the meantime, I will start planning the release party...

24 October 2009

"Judge of Israel"--the new cover

Cover and more

I have very nearly finished the cover of "Judge of Israel." It is based on the same Jordan Avery design as the "Prophet" cover. I am very pleased with how it is turning out. Today Curtis Cosens is coming to update the website and help me finish up with the cover.

I have received Axel's edit (thank you again, Axel). As always, it has many suggestions and ideas that I am very excited about--things that I am certain will improve the book significantly. I am slowly working my way through them and figuring out how best to implement them.

Kate Goschen is ready to start editing as soon as I can get the manuscript to her, but is fairly certain she will not be able to finish the edit by January. So we are settling for an "early in the year" release. Stay tuned for the date of my release party.

07 October 2009

Finished First Draft Edit

On Monday I finished the first draft edit of Judge of Israel Next it goes to Axel for his edit/input, and then on to my "real" editor, Kate Goschen. Still on track for a December release (I think).

17 September 2009

Elks Lodge Presentation

My thanks to the Sequim Elks Lodge for their hospitality last night in inviting me to present "The Origin of King Arthur." The presentation went very well, with an enthusiastic and appreciative audience response and some great discussions afterward. Thanks also to all those who purchased copies of Prophet of Israel. I hope to hear back from you soon as to how you enjoyed the book.

15 September 2009

Beginnings and Endings

The school year is off to a...start. Huge classes are being made feasible by another group of well-behaved students. These kids endlessly amaze me. They keep me humble and make me proud. Of them, that is.

On the other hand, I am making virtually no progress on Judge. A better ending continues to elude me and my editing feels uninspired. I keep plodding (plodding may be to positive a word) forward, hoping to break through and find my pace. Soon, I hope.

In the meantime, I am working on plans for an audio version of Prophet and a new marketing campaign.

10 September 2009

Launch of new website

With the help of my web designers Curtis Cosens and Jordan Avery, I have just launched my new webpage at timothywilkinson.net. This is in preparation for the upcoming release of the second book in my Eternal Throne Chronicles, "Judge of Israel" (currently slated for release in December).

I am also scheduled for two upcoming speaking engagements, for those who are interested. I am presenting the lecture/PowerPoint "The Two Eternal Thrones: The Origin of King Arthur" at the Sequim Elk's Club at 6:20 p.m. on 16 September, and on a date TBD in September or early October at the Sequim Library.