Hi. RH here, with a long overdue update on "Merry Chrissy and the Triumph of the Spirit." The 2 year journey writing and drawing Chrissy's final adventure is finally coming to an end. I'm now adding the finishing touches; ensuring that both the eBook and paperback versions are as perfect as possible.
So, to all the readers, when do you expect to begin reading "Merry Chrissy and the Triumph of the Spirit."?Read More
At long last, the sequel to my first Christmas novel will finally be "unwrapped" (With a name like "Merry Chrissy", I don't do a "release".) After almost nearly two long years of countless revisions, sketches and illustrations done, I'm finally ready to let to world know when "Merry Chrissy and the After Christmas Awakenings" will be "unwrapped". Get ready folks, the moment of truth is finally upon us.
Here we go!
"Merry Chrissy and the After Christmas Awakenings" will be "unwrapped" in THREE phases.
It will be unwrapped FIRST for iBooks (iPad, iPhone, Mac only) before any other platform on Saturday, December 10.
All other digital storefronts (Amazon Kindle, Google Play, Kobo and Nook) will have an unwrapping date later on Monday, December 26. (The day after Christmas.) Pre-orders are NOW available.
The paperback version will be available only through Amazon in 2017. Pre orders are NOT available yet.
As for Merry Chrissy 3, the FINAL installment in the Merry Chrissy series. I expect to release that book in 2017. Right now, I have no concrete date for release, but expect it around the holiday season. There is still a lot of work to do on that one, but I feel I'm getting closer to completion compared to a year ago when it was the rough draft.
Wow. Been such a long time since I updated the blog. Its for a very good reason. Over the course of nearly two years, I've been hard at work on the sequel to "Merry Chrissy and the Naughty or Nice Truth". Writing a book while working on a full-time job is certainly a tough task. I'm glad I endured the many tireless days and nights, adjustments here and there and the many illustrations that will accompany the story. This story as with all of my stories is a truly 100% individual effort. No publishers, no agents, no promotional budget and certainly no advance. Of course, its now up to the reader to discover the world of Merry Chrissy.
Updates on the 1st Merry Chrissy book
In an effort to keep the storyline in check with the sequel and forthcoming Merry Chrissy 3, some editing was done to the the first title originally released in 2014. Most changes with the story were cosmetic and minor, nothing too jarring. The bigger changes made were primarily with presentation. Namely with the quality of the illustrations in the digital eBook versions. Illustrations now have descriptions for accessibility. The eBooks were revamped from the ground up. If you have purchased "Merry Chrissy and the Naughty or Nice Truth" online before, the the FREE update will be available to download now. Of course, if you haven't purchased the first book yet, I HIGHLY recommend doing so. The sequel "Merry Chrissy and the After Christmas Awakenings" starts where the first one ends. Reading the first book is absolutely crucial to fully understand Chrissy's second adventure.
Merry Chrissy 2 #RevealWeek
I'm introducing 4 new characters that will be featured in the newest Merry Chrissy adventure. Starting on Monday, December 5 and ending on Thursday December 8, a brand new character will be "unwrapped" for the world to see. On Friday December 9, the release or "unwrapping date" for "Merry Chrissy and the After Christmas Awakenings" will FINALLY be revealed. (Hint: It will be released in December, but sooner than you think depending on the type of device you have).
In the past few months, I've been preparing to get my second novel and 4th overall project, "Merry Chrissy and the After Christmas Awakenings" for release this holiday season. While a lot of the work has been finished, the important parts of the book — namely editing and proofreading will take longer than expected. The edit and prooreading processing costs money and time, both which I don't have much of (especially when you're saving it for the future). It is with great sadness that I must delay the release of "Merry Chrissy and the After Christmas Awakenings" to 2016. While this is being delayed, it not only gives me time to focus on those two major steps with tender loving care, it also gives me the opportunity to make adjustments to the first release and start work on the upcoming 3rd installment that will close out the "Merry Chrissy" saga. Who knows, if I play my cards right, I can release BOTH Merry Chrissy 2 AND 3 in the same year!
I can't give you any promises that will happen, but I'm aiming for it. It's going to be a lot of writing and drawing between now and the end of next year, but I hope doing so will ensure that the Merry Chrissy saga is given the attention it deserves.
I started with picture books of Maddie Mckenszie back in 2012 and moved on with Merry Chrissy as a simple NaNoWriMo project in 2013. I'm staying in this game and I will never, ever give up on my dreams. If I have to wait a little longer for this project to be perfected, so be it.