You know how when you were a kid, you'd count down every day until your birthday? That's kind of how it's going now with the book. Sometime today I'm hoping to see a more detailed version of the cover art. I did get some dates though. ARCs go to press on the 6th, which means they should be back from the printer by the end of May. I assume this means the cover will be finalized sometime between now and then. The actual release is going to be a week later than I thought. It will offically come out on the 12th of September. That means I'll be touring for the two weeks beginning the 13th. Whoo hoo!
Yesterday I got back the final inside the cover blurb, and the final author bio. Not quite as cool as the cover I'll admit. But, hey, I'll take what I can get. So here they are. (Tomorrow I have to tell you about the most fun and funniest game I've played in quite a while. My younger boys and I are hooked on it.)
Farworld, book 1: Water Keep
Confined to a wheelchair, thirteen-year-old Marcus Kanenas is an outcast and a nobody, but that doesn't stop him from dreaming of a world far away, a world where magic is as common as air, where animals tell jokes and trees beg people to pick their fruit. He even has a name for this place—Farworld.
When Marcus magically travels to Farworld, he meets Kyja, a girl without magic in a world where spells, charms, and potions are everywhere, and Master Therapass, a master wizard who has kept a secret hidden for thirteen years, a secret that could change two worlds.
But the Dark Circle has learned of Master Therapass’s secret and their evil influence and power are growing. Farworld’s only hope is for Marcus and Kyja to find the mythical Elementals—water, land, air, and fire—and convince them to open a drift between Earth and Farworld.
As Kyja and Marcus travel to Water Keep, they must face the worst the evil Dark Circle can throw at them—Summoners, who can call forth armies of the dead; Unmakers, invisible creatures that are the very opposite of reality; and dark mages known as Thrathkin S’Bae.
Along the way, Marcus and Kyja will discover the truth about their own heritage, the strength of their friendship, and the depths of their unique powers.
About the Author
J. Scott Savage has been creating stories for as long as he can remember. He lives at the mouth of a canyon where morning and evening winds keep the air clear and blue—along with blowing over patio tables, trees, basketball stands, and the occasional small child. He has a wonderful wife who has stuck with him for more than twenty years, four great children, a spastic border collie, and possibly three or four fish. (The pond is still frozen, so he isn’t quite sure.)
Scott has held too many jobs to count, including: a mall Santa, French chef, CEO of a dot com, plumber, radio station talk show host, and the guy who sits in the little photo developing booth. He has completed one marathon and hopes to complete another when the memories finally fade away. He loves reading, writing, camping, playing games with his family, and especially hearing from and meeting his readers. To e-mail him or schedule a visit, come to his website www.readfarworld.com