Elected by Rori Shay

Behind-the-Scenes of The Elected Series

Behind-the-Scenes of The Elected Series

With the third and final book of The Elected Series, Perfected, releasing April 22nd, I thought I'd reveal some background secrets on the making of the novel and answer some frequently asked questions. First, what did it feel like to finish the series?  I wrote the epilogue to Perfected near the beginning of drafting the third book, not in chronological order, as you might have thought.  I've always known how I wanted the series to end, and once I'd written the epilogue, everything else just moved toward that conclusion.  I wrote that scene tearing-up as I typed because it felt so significant....

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Athena’s Daughters Tour – “Observations on Writing by the Old Crone”

Athena’s Daughters Tour – “Observations on Writing by the Old Crone”

As part of the Athena's Daughters Volume 2 Blog Tour, I have the opportunity today to showcase one of my fellow authors from the book, Tish Eggleston Pahl. In the below message she tells us how she uses every moment, every daily interaction to influence her writing. Her specific story in Athena's Daughters V2 is called Crow Bait and Switch.  Now that I've heard her inspiration/where she got the idea, I can't wait to read the story! Also, just so you know, she picked the title of this blog post!  I am not calling Tish an Old Crone!!!  :) Link to the Athena's Daughters V2 Pre-sale with all the fun pre-sale...

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Women Writing Sci-fi

Women Writing Sci-fi

Oh, the scandal! I've been looking forward to writing this post for a while after I told a neighbor that I wrote a sci-fi novel, and he looked at me like I had three eyes.  He actually said the words..."Seriously, but you're a woman.  How can you write sci-fi?" Now, I know he didn't mean it the way it came out.  He was super-supportive when I told him about Elected.  But his initial reaction showed what he genuinely thought.  He didn't sugar-coat it because he was too caught off-guard. The funny thing is that this is not an out of the ordinary response from men about women writing...

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Latest ELECTED Publishing News

Latest ELECTED Publishing News

Here's the run down on how people will be able to get the ELECTED book and all the cool things going on with publishing in the last couple of weeks. 1) A kickstarter will run April 15th through the end of May.  There you'll be able to get a signed paperback or hardcover, and each of those purchases comes with a free digital copy of ELECTED.  The kickstarter is a way to pre-order printed copies and ones that are signed.  There won't be any other place to get the hardcover for a very long time, esp one that's signed.  Plus…at the different kickstarter backer levels, people can get cool...

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