Monday, September 21, 2015

Luminosity Birthday Bash


Two years ago on September 23, I published my second book Luminosity.

When I first started this series, Illuminated was going to be it.
First off, Christian fantasy is simply a hard sale in traditional publishing. But when the Lord called me back to start writing again, that was the story he gave me. When I decided I was going to take the Indie publishing road, I spent almost a year getting Illuminated ready. I had sketched out some possibilities about furthering the series, but never fleshed it out.

My notes consisted of two black leather bound journals... which is what I've used as fuel for the following stories.

**Just an FYI** I'm still using sketched scenes from those two journals to fuel my stories. 

My problem occurred when I knew Alyra would be sent back into Alburnium and I simply couldn't leave the friends behind. But they each had somewhere different they needed to go; a separate calling they needed to follow.

You know, it happens. We start traveling with a group of close friends, then all of a sudden, the road divides and they are called off into another direction. But that doesn't mean those bonds, or connections, have to be severed.

I'm amazed at the friends who have come in and out of my life. And because it's happened so often, I knew I could pull off a story where a group of friends are all sent on various assignments, yet still retain the friendship developed in the beginning.

Today, we have all sorts of ways to communicate with each other. In Alburnium, I had to stretch my imagination a bit.

But how...? That's when the brilliant idea of a Ledge-o-graph came to me.


The book of communication. Designed by Logorians and used for correspondence by mainly Leaders. However, somehow Stitch the Centaur is able to not only connive the Logorian book-maker to craft two books, but five. And now, though they are separated, they can remain together. 

This has to be one of my favorite story inventions, so far, that I've come up with in my literary career. 

And I have to say that my favorite secondary character in this book is a tie between Granny Fila and Dilly. 

Do you have any favorites either in Luminosity, or the series as a whole? I'd love to hear.

So... for the Birthday Bash...
First off, Luminosity is on sale from September 21-24th on Amazon. 

Second: I'm going to give away 2 print copies of  Luminosity signed. And I may include a special extra gift along with the book.  All you need to do is leave a comment here and I'll pick two names by the end of this week. 

Thank you for reading The White Road Chronicles. For your reviews and notes to me. It blesses me to hear when one of my stories blesses one of you. 

Happy Reading,
JC

6 comments:

Anonymous said...

any date for book five?

Jackie Castle said...

I'm aiming for late January, early February for the next WRC release. Thanks for asking.

Abby Wood said...

I was wondering the same thing. I have thoroughly enjoyed this book series. Thanks for listening and obeying the Lord on this. I just turned 40, and am caught up in the Christian Fantasy genre. Blessings

Anna Schaffner said...

Iam so lookong forward tobook five!! My mother, sister and I just found your books last week amd we gobbled up 1-4 way too quickly! Thank you fpr obeying the Lord and using your talents to glorify Him. We love fantasy tales and It is so wonderful to read a fantasy that is uplifting and full pf encouragement, truth and challenge for our walks.Hope everything is going well!

Anna Schaffner said...

Iam so lookong forward tobook five!! My mother, sister and I just found your books last week amd we gobbled up 1-4 way too quickly! Thank you fpr obeying the Lord and using your talents to glorify Him. We love fantasy tales and It is so wonderful to read a fantasy that is uplifting and full pf encouragement, truth and challenge for our walks.Hope everything is going well!

Cindy Burkett said...

I can't wait for book 5. I absolutely love the WRC and all your books. Keep it up.