Hello World and welcome to my insignificant slice of the World Wide Web.
This site shall highlight my efforts in the world of writing, novels and life in general; both the good and the bad. I hope to share some of my experiences on the road to publication and hope that this information is of use to other aspiring authors who wish to see their works in print one day.
The road so far has been full of unexpected twists and turns. An education gained via experience leaves bruising, but certainly sticks with you in the long run.
I am available on Twitter at @SJ_Parkinson and there is an author page on Facebook below as well. Also, please check my blog. The link is above near the top of the screen.
"There is no greater agony than bearing an untold story inside you."
- Maya Angelou
The Legionnaire Book Three has been completed ahead of schedule and is now in the hands of the Alpha readers. I have a mid-July edit scheduled so (fingers crossed and knocking rapidly on wood) it should be out in August. That completes the trilogy for the Legionnaire series. Cover art and title to be released soon. Stay tuned for that.
I have a surprise coming for Predation readers. I'd tell you about it, but that would ruin the surprise.
I have begun work on my next Sci-fi novel which promises to be epic length at this time. That should take several months to write. I will try to get it out before Christmas, but given the length that may simply not be doable.
The Legionnaire: Origins is now available exclusively through Amazon for the next three months on KDP Select. The is the prequel to The Legionnaire: Mask of the Pharaoh and should answer the majority of questions readers have asked about Stephen Anderson. Amazon Prime users can download the book for free. Paperbacks will follow within a month. More information on my titles page here.
Predation went to #1 in Science-Fiction books during the KDP Select free promotion I ran. It also made it to #76 overall on Amazon. Considering this is a sci-fi book, that amazes me. There are a million titles on Kindle, so I feel great about cracking the Top 100. The novel is enrolled in the KDP Select program until Feb 1, 2013. If you have an Amazon Prime membership, you can download it for free until then! Paperbacks are available now. Click here to download Kindle version from Amazon. More big news, Predation was also unanimously voted "Outstanding in Genre" by Red Adept Select and my cover art has been updated to include their gold badge. I am the first science fiction novel to hold that award so I am thrilled about that.
The Legionnaire: Mask of the Pharaoh has received ten 5-star reviews to date. It is available in mobi format for Amazon Kindle. Click here to go to Amazon.
Apple, Nook, Sony Reader, and Kodo users can buy on Smashwords.com Paperbacks are available here and on Amazon soon.
You may notice the cover art has changed slightly. Red Adept Select unanimously voted this novel "Outstanding in Genre" and I asked my cover artist Christine DeMaio-Rice to add their gold seal to the cover.
Thank you for all of your encouraging emails, messages and tweets. They are appreciated as always.