Me and Brother Adam (okay he’s not REALLY my brother, but he’s like one, and also we have this running joke that him, me, and his girlfriend Loryn are this Mormon pirate threesome) went hiking at the Rim Rock Recreational Trail here in Illinois. And I gotta say: how breathtaking! We had fun climbing everything possible, exploring every nook and cranny. The place had so many different kinds of scenery, I was got hints of Lothlorien, the Mines of Moria, Pride Rock, Narnia, even the Land Before Time series. We even climbed the steps of Cirith Ungol and lived to tell the tale. Enjoy these highlights from our adventure!!
Well, per the usual it’s been a couple of months since I’ve posted, but at least I can say I’ve been busy during that time!! The past couple of months have been a fun whirlwind. Every author needs a break now and then, so my writing has been on hold till I’m ready to go ahead with my lovely editor, Kira Lerner, to finish editing The Gailean Quartet. I’m hoping to release the first book sometime next year, early 2019 at the latest, but as this will be my first remastered series, I’m in no rush. I mean, I am, but I’m not. I want it out there, but only in its top form!
In the meantime, I’ve mostly been enjoying life. Hiking, immersing myself in nature…I was a sickly child but now that I’m older and have been able to tackle many of my allergies and other health issues, I’m determined to make up for as much of that lost time as possible and just enjoy exploring God’s nature. I also had the pleasure of attending my first Renaissance Festival in Wentzville, MO (near St. Louis) with two of my besties, Adam and Loryn (also literally the cutest couple to ever BREATHE), and as you can tell, the belly dancing gypsies were definitely our favorite.
I’ve also done a book-signing here or there and had the pleasure of meeting some brilliant fellow Indie authors, including Leigh Savage and John W. Smith, seen in the photos here.
As far as what’s in the works, as I said, I’m taking an editing break, though as cold weather moves in, I can tell I’m getting the “itch” to get started again. Meanwhile, I’ve been working overtime to finance a special project of mine, an illustrated edition of One Starry Knight. I hope eventually to do the same with Bloodmaiden, it being my first published book, as well as a readers’ fave. For the One Starry Knight book, I’ve hired various artists to read the book and depict favorite scenes. Here is shown an illustration by Karen Swartz, who also illustrated one of my kids’ books, The Puzzle of the Two-Headed Dragon.
Well, that’s my life right now. This weekend will involve hanging with some bats and lots of hiking. More updates coming soon, but in the meanwhile, feel free to keep up with me on Facebook, Instagram, and Goodreads. Just search for my name; far as I know, I’m the only “Me” in the world thus far, I’m not too hard to find. 🙂
As always, God bless, happy reading, and may you all be inspired!!
~ Christine E. Schulze