I published WARAG a while ago on Kindle and today it was released as an audio book by KMP, a photography and audio website operated by my good friend, Ken Percy. This is my first audio book to be published and is the first in a series of fantasy novellas.
I asked Ken if he would do the voice-over for WARAG after listening to his messages as a pastor of a local Salvation Army church. The story reads well as a young adult book so I envisioned it being a good fit for bored younger teens during a laborious trip–although, I have good reviews from adults who are young-at-heart!
A Nord farmer’s son is embarking on his Rite of Passage alone in a place he’s never been before and which holds many dangers. As he battles forces on his journey through the treacherous passage, he becomes aware of a different kind of evil–an evil that threatens not only his own safety but also the safety of his town.Is he ready for the challenge?
Writing for Young Adults
This is also my first teen adventure and I’m a little older than that, so I did some researching into what it entails. This is the best site I found but if you’re interested in writing for this age group yourself, I’d suggest also taking a course.
Hello readers. I hope you are all well and safe. I participated in NaNoWriMo last November and I’m excited to announce that my new fantasy short story has just been released! I wasn’t sure I could participate because of a broken arm and shoulder (spiral fractured humerus), but I chose to do a personal challenge of 10,000 words and I made it! If you’ve never broken your dominant arm and shoulder (and I don’t recommend it if you can avoid it) it’s quite difficult typing with the other hand. Even more so while drinking tea.
The story’s about a young Nord farmer who embarks oh his Rite of Passage to serve the king and the people of the Town of Refuge as evil encroaches the land.
“With all the courage he could gather in his brave young body, Warag took a deep breath and let out a loud battle cry. He rushed towards the cave entrance and closed his eyes, bracing the void and believing with all the might in his heart for that one moment of defiance. And just as he reached the darkness, he heard the wind.”
Got your attention?
It’s the first of several short fantasy stories in a series. The story’s full of adventure, challenges, courage and love of community. It will appeal to older children and those who still are but act like grown-ups when necessary. You can read a few pages if you click on Preview below the cover. An ebook and only CA 0.99 for a limited time.
Watch for the next book in the series coming soon and an audio book of WARAG which will be available this summer!
‘Til next time, be safe, be well, and know you are loved by The One who created you in His image.