You spend days, weeks, years bringing them to life. Nurturing them. Getting to know what makes them tick. What drives their actions and their emotions. You'd think after all that time together you would build a relationship of sorts. Have each other's backs. But it seems that's not the case. In my latest book, Gryffin is in a particularly difficult situation - personally and physically - and instead of trying to help me figure a way to get him out of it, he's doing nothing. F
I've been asked a lot lately about book 4 in the Nomad Series so thought I'd give a bit of an update. I'm still working on it but have had a little problem. I also started a new series and those characters are fighting for attention too. So, to keep everyone happy, I'm working on five books at the moment: book 4 and 5 from the Nomad Series and book 1,2 and 3 from a new paranormal type series. I'm hoping at least one of these 5 books will be wrapped up this year.
Things have been a little crazy lately thanks to moving back to Ireland but I'm still finding a little time every day to spend with Gryffin and the gang. The word count on Cronus is 102K and the 'how it all began' for Gryffin and Bray is heading towards 30k. There are another two books in the works which I'm really excited about but I'll keep them to myself until they're looking a little healthier. In the meantime, here's a small (unedited) snippet from tonight's session. Gry
I'm thrilled that Ares has been nominated for the Topshelf Indie Book Awards! I don't know who nominated the book but I would like to say a big thank you 😁. Fingers and toes crossed !!! #nomad #nomadseries #topshelf #indie #awards #Ares #scifi #spaceopera #sciencefiction #cyborg #nomination #nominated
A few weeks ago I said that I was writing a book about how Gryffin... well, became Gryffin. I've just had a 'light bulb going on in head' moment! (Actual footage of moment below) I'm writing Cronus at the same time and - if you've read the other books in the series - you know that I like to take the story from different viewpoints. Gryffin's story was a little short on that so I've decided that he can share the book with his little brother. He's not usually one for sharing bu
I'm so pleased with the look of the new covers. I spent a lot of time searching for the best cover designers to work with and found Deranged Doctor Designs. After looking at their portfolio I was hooked. Amazon and Audible have been updated so (fingers crossed) only the new covers are now available. I'm still working on Book 4 and another book about Gryffin's past. Cronus is the priority but I keep getting pulled back into Gryffin's history. Gryffin says or does something in
I'm still working through book 4, Cronus, and I'm really loving where the story is going. I do have a small problem, however. I've been enticed by another book idea. While working on Cronus, more about Gryffin's past has come to light. A lot of the characters are wondering about what made him the way he is. So, I decided to answer their questions. I've started working on a book about Gryffin's past - while still writing Cronus of course! It's going to cover from when Rayde fo
Another 1460 words done. I ended this session with a "cheery" comment from Gryffin to Terra. Oh dear... ‘I’m a Nomad, Terra. I’ll do whatever the hell I have to to protect my ship and my crew. When it comes to doing my job, I don’t have limits or a conscience . If you don’t get that, Ares isn’t the ship for you.’ #book4 #writingupdate #selfpublishing #selfpublished #scrivener #Terra #scifi #narrator #NomadSeries #Nomad #Gryffin #cyborg #spaceopera
Another marathon session done :) Over 2k wrods! I want to keep going but my brain is shutting down for the night. I focused on Gryffin's part of the story tonight and I doubt he'd be thanking me. He found himself in a position where he had no choice but to make a life changing decision that will put serious pressure on his already strained relationships. I can't help but feel really sorry for him - I just can't give him a break 😞 #selfpublished #selfpublishing #scrivener #Te
It's taken a while but I finally surpassed the 40k word count mark! 41,872 to be exact. It's really starting to take shape now. Luckily, my characters are behaving for the moment which is really helping. Fingers crossed they keep it up! #Terra #scifi #spaceopera #spaceship #Gryffin #Nomad #NomadSeries #amwriting #scrivener #wordcount #novel #Cronus
It seems like a very long time since I seriously worked on my books. Having a baby 7 months ago sort of took priority :) But my characters aren't prepared to wait in the dark any longer - they're getting a tad impatient and incredibly bored! So, to help with their (and my) frustration I've contacted Misty Evans. She is an incredibly talented author who also helps other authors plot their books. She was invaluable helping me on Nemesis and Perses and I've started the ball roll
A very nice person has left the following great review for the boxset available on Amazon. I really love (and appreciate) when readers take the time to leave a detailed review of my books - especially on all three at once! So, whoever you are - thank you :) http://amzn.to/2sgGQ01 #amazon #reviews #scifi #boxset #cyborg #ares #nemesis #perses #NomadSeries #Nomad #Gryffin #cronus #book #spaceship #spaceopera
I'm all set for the bookshop - books, flyers, bookmarks and small business cards - check! The Village Bookshop in Greystones, Co. Wicklow has agreed to stock my three books! Having my series in the local bookshop is a really big deal for me. Over the years I've spent hours in the bookshop searching for the next book to add to my shelf at home. Knowing that my series will be there beside all the other books feels amazing :) #villagebookshop #Greystones #paperback #cyborg #ares
Exciting news! From the beginning of June, Area, Nemesis and Perses will be available from the Village Bookshop in Greystones. Can't wait to see the trilogy on the shelf in my hometown 😁 #nomad #ares #Nemesis #perses #villagebookshop #Greystones #paperback #scifi #spaceopera #cyborg
Sorry I've been so quiet lately. I had a baby girl at the end of November so I've been a little preoccupied :) Things are starting to fall into a somewhat chaotic routine now so I thought it's a good time to show my face here again and give a little update. Perses had been edited, re-edited, proofread, re-proofread, formatted and loaded on Amazon ready for it's 7th January release date. Pre-orders for the book have been amazing so thank you to everyone who has ordered their c
I've spent the last few weeks formatting the three books into one boxset - not easy with over 300k words! Great fun! It's now loaded on Amazon for pre-order and will be available to download from the 14th January 2017 :) #preorder #preorder #preorder #nemesis #foundation #earth #spaceship #trailer #indieauthor #win #review #space #writing #scifi #novel #KAFinn #Gryffin #nomad #readersfavorite #sciencefiction #author #audible #ares #audio #narration #perses #scifi #spaceopera
I'm thrilled to announce that Perses (Book 3 in the Nomad Series) will be released for pre-order tomorrow (31st October) and will be available for download on the 7th January!
Keith Michaelson will begin narrating the audiobook over the coming months. I'll send an update once the dates for this have been confirmed.
In the meantime, you can check out the trailer for Perses and an excerpt read by Keith here I'll send a quick reminder on tomorrow along with the Amazon link. T
The amazing Jennifer from Gypsy Heart Editing returned the final draft last night. I parked myself in front of the screen for the morning and completed the last of the edits! It's done! Wohoo! I'll be loading it on Amazon tomorrow for pre-order with a release date in January. In the meantime, check out the trailer for Bray and Garvan's adventure. #spaceopera #nomad #brayden #KAFinn #scifi #sciencefiction #novel #trailer #space #spaceship #earth #foundation #perses #ares #neme
I was (and still am) thrilled to hear that Ares has won silver in the science fiction category of the 2016 Reader's Favorite awards! It's an amazing feeling to know that people are enjoying a story and characters that came out of my warped mind! #award #ares #readersfavorite #silver #spaceopera #win #bookaward #amwriting #indieauthor