BOOK TWO OF THE NAIAD CHRONICLES OUT NOW!
Messenger is probably the most important book in the series. It’s where all the softness and charm and whimsy of book one truly collides with the villains and their motives. We see more of the Seraph Kingdom, venture into the world beneath the surface, and learn more of the history and mythology of this realm.
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BOOK ONE IS AVAILABLE ON AMAZON! Kindle and paperback available!
11+ years, book one of four, high fantasy, slightly comedic / good humoured, dragons, cats, many MANY cups of tea.
Read the prologue of book 1 here: fav.me/d8s16h3
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The Naiad Chronicles (c) Elizabeth-Rose Best.
I was going to ask you about a phoenix plushie, but then I saw that you already made one ^^ Don't know how I could have missed that :derp:
Fire chicken plush is already here, staring down at me from the top of my bookcase... I will try to make another at some point, a cutesy alternative with matching fur colour (which I have now found WOOO)
I only stumbled across you after having found you via Jess' kickstarter campaign (as I was searching for possible people to talk about plushies for my own campaign) and only realised after reading your DA page that you're actually a writer too (not being short on talents is a good thing, all that creativity has to go somewhere after all )
Had no idea your first one was available in paperback though, so I've just ordered myself a nice copy from Amazon
Jess has given me such support through all of this, she has been an absolute gem.
I don't have a lot of confidence to promote my books at present. I was the same way with plushies, so it's something I'm getting braver with. I just feel like I'm spamming people :/
(If at any point you wish to drop me a note about plushies for your own campaign, please feel free!)
She does strike me as a wonderful person, but yeah, I know what you mean. Some people find it very easy and some of us, well, not so much. I've forced myself out on some social media sites because of the campaign, but I can't say I'm comfortable with it. You definitely have all rights to feel confident (sadly, confidence can't be bought at the convenience store) if you're writing is anywhere near as amazing as your plushies and double confidence on the plushies themselves. Do you mind if I ask: Do you do your own coverart?
(aww, thankies. It's going to have to wait until book nb two though, as the campaign for the first is already under way - yes, I know, I've done positively everything in the wrong order *sighs* - I'll tell you what, once that madness is over, I'll drop you a note and we can see if we're able to work something out. That book won't be out until late 2017 so plenty of time at least)
I'm getting better with social media and really pushing myself out with it, but it takes time :/ and my life is really boring, so I can't even use my crazy lifestyle as a selling point XD
Yes, I do my own cover art. I'm trying to grow a small illustration portfolio, but WORRRK URRRG.
I hope your campaign went well! And drop me a note anytime, if you like.
That's very true. It makes you second guess everything you post as well, but I guess it's the same as with art; when you're not familiar with it, it takes time before you're used to it.
That's very impressive. I'd even go as far as to say amazing. A good cover is so important and being able to draw it yourself must be a huge advantage (of course, as the artist you're probably also the person the most critical of it, but even so). I looked at some of the illustrations you made, and they're wonderfully full of life and colour.
Thanks. Looks to be finishing up at around 450% so I'm very happy
Thank you ❤️ It's a bit of a risk, doing your own covers, but I feel I can isolate myself from the books enough that i can design them for audiences, not for myself. Keeping the theme simple was the safest choice. I did plan on big wrap-around covers with so much detail, but it looked so busy, even in the doodles 😐
Oh wow 450%! That's brilliant! Congratulations!
The two you've done for your books are just right, in my mind. They'd make me pick up the book and read the blurb, which is step one in any book finding new readers. And wrap around covers are great. Not only do they look good, but you also don't have the problem with the spine potentially bleeding over onto the back or front page (or vice verca) when printing. They key is to keep the far left side very clean and simple to allow the blurb to be easily read against the background.
Thankies. Campaign finished at 522% Not bad for a first time Kickstarter rookie with an expensive book (to say nothing of the postage, meh)
(ok, I did put the goal very low to make sure it would fund, but even so).