A big thank you to the people at Awesong Gang for making me a featured author there… ❤
I decided to post a formal announcement about the latest developments from my Writing Desk.
New email mailing list
I am currently in the process of setting up a proper mailing list at Mailchimp which should become active during May 2016. See Twitter and Facebook pages for announcements of scheduled dates for launch and when the newsletter “From my Writing Desk” will be sent out each month. The mailing list will be OPT-IN, and will only be sent out once a month with latest news of info about my writing.
Scheduled releases this summer!
Currently I got TWO new books scheduled for release.
My first science fiction book “SUBJECT 37” which already can be pre-ordered:
OFFICIAL RELEASE DATE: 12 August 2016
In a society of five hundred years in the future, Earth has essentially been split into two zones. The zone that is occupied by the humans of that time, called Utopus, is a clean environment, with good housing, good health care, plenty of food available. No one knows how Utopus is being able to be kept in this state.
After the Third World War of three hundred and seventy years earlier, it became the region on Earth that all the survivors went to live in. Earth’s population of the year 2522 is not as it was at the turn of the twenty-second century. The population is only one percent of the original population of just over eight billion.
Every ten years a single scientist gets sent to the polluted zone which makes up the other half of Earth’s surface. As none of the previous scientists ever returned no one in Utopus knows what actually is going on in that region simply referred to as the Zone Zero.
The story follows a man, selected as this year’s Subject, to go into Zone Zero, and to determine its current condition. He’s simply known to the survivors in this world as Subject 37. However, his name is Steven Burgard. His journey through Zone Zero is one that no one prepared him for.
Steven Burgard was my name until yesterday…!
Currently no Kindle format available yet for this book but that will be added on or shortly after the Paperback release.
Check my twitter feed for updates.
Back to back with the release of this novel, I am also releasing the BOOK TWO in the epic fantasy series The Wolf Riders of Keldarra. Full title to be confirmed at this date. This book will be released about one week after Subject 37.
Synopsis to be announced, however I can tell you that Marrida and Alagur will be delving deeper into the darker secrets that binds both their factions to a single event that happened nine hundred years earlier.
What is happening at my Writing Desk?
I am already plotting for the next two books coming out later this year, looking over my own schedule of upcoming releases, it seems to me I am going to transition slowly from the original fantasy writer I am today into being a multi-genre author.
For starters I believe in diversity. It’s been something I was good at with my own reading choices, reading anything from classic science fiction by Isaac Asimov to the historic novels I knew about when I was perhaps 12-15 years old, to reading pretty much every one my Papa’s Maigret paperbacks. I seems to now want to put into practice while writing, what I did while reading — diversify my writing style and genres.
You’ve heard that old adage. Read about what you know. When I reflect back over my life, it’s amazing how much I’ve experienced. Seems some of it will seep into my writing as I write more and more of my fiction. As I said recently to a fellow writer… “I’ve got a lot of books planned…”
So in no particular order, beside the fantasy and science fiction I already mentioned as “being written”, here’s the other genres I got book ideas being plotted for – crime fiction, mystery, alternate history, and urban fantasy. And for urban fantasy I’ve got a very nice book planned in the Young Adult fiction range, and this book is planned for early 2017. In addition, I got some short stories I want to write, and because I own worldwide rights to Keldarra as an indie author, I can also write some interesting novellas set in that world which will give a more indepth insight to a number of the recurring characters from The Wolf Riders of Keldarra epic fantasy series.
Also upcoming, and look out for it in about 10 days time here on my blog, will be the indepth “Interview with Myself” with supporting blog articles, which I’ve been writing over the last month or so with interesting questions found on various random blog sites that list “Author Interviews” as a feature on their site. If YOU run a blog with such a section, be on the lookout for this feature on my book, because you can repost it as a blog entry on your own website.
Guess it’s back to writing for me. At the time of writing this at almost 10am I’ve made huge progress with my writing and editing so far, but the day is far from over for me.
Remember to go do this too!!!
My first science fiction book “SUBJECT 37” which already can be pre-ordered:
Thank you for reading.
Nathalie M.L. Römer
I’ve been really busy ever since my book got released…
THAT happened yesterday, but I am not feeling it is on release intil I got everything smoothed out. Which began with correcting a typo I found on the book cover that actually crept in during editing the “blurb” (back cover content of the book) from paper to computer… and I only spotted it TODAY during rechecking texts and so on.
It means a small hiccup in the road… to success I hope to say. But I am convinced that is better to catch it before the first sales happen than after it’s been sold many many times.
So what else is it I’ve done on the day after the BIG EXCITEMENT of the book release…?
For a start I’ve been working on making my website less sparse. It’s not yet updated, so don’t bother going to http://www.nathaliemlromer.com to see it… all I’ve done in the way of updates is correcting spelling errors found on the website and that was it. The NEW website will be launched on the morning of 28 March 2016… you’ll see the new stuff then! (the website isn’t sparse any more!
I’ve been going through checking OTHER books I have planned and then updating those appropriately with extra information each needed.
I’ve also started TODAY on the companion book I will release in Summer 2021 that explores in greater detail the history, geography, customs, people, places and traditions of the world where Keldarra exists, although some small pieces of information will be available on
pages called Keldarra Library Archives on the my website. No link yet because I want them to be ready to launch in its entirety before launching it. I am scheduling this tentatively in the Autumn of this year although this is subject to change.
Not yet up on the website, but here’s a preview of other things I am doing too in the next few months…
Sound Bites – Small clips of sound files of how I pronounce names, nouns, places and things, etc from books.
Reference information for The Stone of Truth – Get the setting demystified and understand more of the world that Marrida and Alagur live in.
Map Interactivity – I will work between now and the middle of the summer on the map page to add clickable links on it so you can get a bird’s-eye view of what they encounter on the route that Marrida and Alagur took when they started their journey…
I think readers will be interested in knowing HOW I say words. Figuring out the phonetic pronunciation of names is something that has always been fascinating for me. I give one example now. The name Keldarra. Are you saying it with the emphasis ending at the ‘A’ at the end… if so you’re saying it wrong. It is KEL-darra… The KEL part has the emphasis on it. Anyway, when I do those Sound Bites you will hear it for yourself…
I think having reference information about a world in which I set an epic fantasy SERIES is important. I know there’s information about the world in which Lord of the Rings takes place for example. I plan to do similar minimally on my website. I won’t give away too much there as that will spoil the companion book planned.
Talking of Lord of the Rings… when I told my father (or Papa as I call him) about my book, he asked me, “Is this J. K. Rowling or is this Tolkien?” to which I replied “It’s Tolkien…” and I feel it is. When you read the book, you will see why…
The only other work done besides this, was sorting out something a resemblance of a schedule because I know I will need one to stay on top of everything I want to write, that I have to do, and that will come my direction… such as book reviews, interviews.