So far, a number of New Zealand libraries have ordered the book, including Auckland Libraries and Christchurch Libraries. I'm not sure how many people have read it, as it can be hard to get people to read subsequent books in a series. Contrary to popular thought, not many readers are unwaveringly faithful to a long series. And I suppose it's fair enough. We all lead busy lives. But my books are busy too, and at $0.99, Rafen surely can't fail to please.
In the meantime, I continue writing other projects, and the school I teach music at has also contracted me to teach some of their gifted and talented primary students poetry. This is going well so far. We've been working on season acrostics, which is somewhat hilarious in Australia, when people pick winter and try to write about snow. It certainly snows on some mountains in Australia, but it's not something you would see every day of the week. Still, recently I have had mornings when I have woken up and felt rather cold. So the temperature is still dropping here, even though many bushes are flowering as consistently as one would expect them to in a New Zealand springtime.
Anyhow, there's something of an update on my writing. I have been visiting many promotional websites and listing my books with them, but I have to admit, I don't enjoy it half as much as writing. In fact, it would be fair to say I don't enjoy it all, but if it helps move a few books and keep ensuring my future as an author, so be it. In the meantime, I can enjoy past successes and keep dreaming up new stories in my spare time, with my trusty writing companion Peyton.
Rafen is still $0.99 USD
The Consort to the Shadows paperback is now available.