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Coming Soon: New Novella via Inkfort Press Derby 2022


First off, is it just me or is this my first post on my new website? I believe it is! Welcome!

This is a special post because it explains a little about what I’m currently working on… which, for the most part, is a secret. Allow me to explain.

What Is the Inkfort Press Publishing Derby?

The Inkfort Press Publishing Derby is a competition (of sorts) where authors new and established are given a cover, a title, a pseudonym, and a chance to hone their skills. After ranking their favourite covers from over 100 choices, they’re given their highest ranked option that is still unclaimed. They then have a couple of months to write a novella, market it as their pseudonym and release it to (hopeful) universal acclaim. That’s probably not the best explanation, but the Inkfort Press site does a great job at explaining the whole awesome event.

Does this mean you have a new novella coming soon?

Sort of. I was given my highest-ranked cover — a cover I’d fallen in love with — but then, I caught the dreaded COVID-19. Couple that with some crap mental health stuff, and I wasn’t able to complete the novella in time for beta readers. At the time of writing this, I’m still working to complete the novella in time for the September 21st launch.

However, if I’m unable to, I’m going to take a little extra time to write, rewrite, polish, and do all that fun stuff to make this novella the best it can be.

I’m heartbroken that I was unable to complete the novella in time, but I’m so thankful to the Inkfort Press team for granting me this opportunity and, more importantly, a story with which I have truly fallen in love.

Can you tell us a little about the novella?

I’m afraid not! I’m sworn to secrecy until the competition ends on October 23, 2022. That’s why there isn’t more about the novella across this site. I’ll update you all via my newsletter once I have an announcement, but I’m looking forward to sharing it with you. I’m really excited about the story.

How can I join your newsletter?

I’m glad you asked! You can join my newsletter by clicking HERE.

Phew. I think that’s everything for now! So, keep an eye on the site, join my newsletter, and get ready for a great novella coming your way.

Are you looking forward to learning what I’ve got cooking? Are you an author, and would you consider taking part in the Inkfort Press Publishing Derby next year? Let me know in the comments!

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