That’s the magic phrase used by Fenton Crackshell from the 1980’s cartoon classic DuckTales. Whenever he said those words, his mechanical costume would be summoned from out of nowhere, assembling itself on his body in a matter of seconds, transforming him from mild-mannered bean counter into Duckberg’s very own superhero and protector of Scrooge McDuck’s precious Money Bin.
Unfortunately, in the world of writing there is no magical phrase one can utter to usher in instant transformation. Success is often a long slog and it’s a trek we’re all in together. J Writing a book is one thing. Marketing it is a whole different ballgame.
That being said, since this is my blog I get to do a bit of shameless self promotion once in a while and today’s your lucky day! I wanted to take a few moments and announce that my novel Shrouded Path, a young adult adventure set in 16th century China, has recently been released for Kindle and Nook. There are details and extras in the Books tab on this blog, but I wanted to put a few of them in this post as well, so here we go.
Volume 1 of the Doorway Cycle
Release Date: Feb 14, 2011
What's the book about?
Jun Quan dreamed of learning kung fu, but never thought abandonment would be the price he'd pay. Years later, he winds up the streets of Kunming, one of the most corrupt cities in 16th century China, and finds himself not only protecting the innocent and punishing the guilty, but also searching for clues to his father's disappearance and its link to the mysterious Red Doorway.
Where's the ebook available?
Available on Amazon Kindle
Available on Barnes & Noble Nookbooks
Have there been any interviews?
Yes, as a matter of fact. Kunlun Journal, an online publication specializing in Asian Historical Fiction has an interview about Shrouded Path and the genre it’s inspired by, Wuxia a.k.a. Chinese Martial Arts Fiction in their introductory Issue 0
Will there be more books in the series?
Definitely! There are at least 2 more books in the pipeline and we’ll have to see what happens after that. Stay tuned for more updates.