New Years News

So new year and new goals or maybe similar goals different year. Of course continuing and improving my writing, my health and my spiritual life are the big goals that remain the same, but it is in the details that things differ.

TheTwelvePillarsbundleAs I think I mentioned in a previous post (if I haven’t I offer my apologies) the Palace of the Twelve Pillars trilogy books are slowly coming to print. The first one Palace of the Twelve Pillars is already available. I have approved the final galley for Palace of the Three Crosses and expect it to come to print very soon. I am sure Sanctuary of Nine Dragons will follow shortly. In the process of proofing the galleys the characters that I came to love started making noise about wanting their story continued. I realized how much I loved the characters and that the teens of Nine Dragons wanted to be revisited and have their story told. So in November I started writing a sequel to the trilogy. No spoilers, but Enit, Airyn, Gorou, Tomas and Ciara are facing the biggest challenge of their lives when a long peaceful, pagan, female dominated race begins to stir up trouble and kidnap adepts for their plans to take over the countries of Crato and Mahorg.

New races, new dragons and new lands are expanding the world that you came to know in Palace of the Twelve Pillars trilogy. Be sure to keep checking back to see my progress on this exciting new project. While you are waiting to see what trouble the teens can get into be sure and check out Brandan and Joachim and their adventures.

Amazon Print: https://www.amazon.com/Palace-Twelve-Pillars-Book-One/dp/1771278803/ref=asap_bc?ie=UTF8 

Kindle: https://www.amazon.com/Twelve-Pillars-Bundle-Christian-Fantasy-ebook/dp/B00VKYIE1W/ref=asap_bc?ie=UTF8 

And while we’re on the subject of projects, we are still on track  with the Galactic Ambassadors. With the first book released I am looking forward to the print release in the next few months. I’m also gearing up to do the final edits and release the second book Sir E. Robert Smythe and the Lost Detective. Here is a short excerpt:

The girls walked several yards in front of the boys and Bridget yelled to her fifteen year old brother. “Sam, Hunter, hurry up.”

“I guess we better get a move on before Bridget has a cow.” Sam said. “I don’t know why Mom is making me go to this kid thing; we’re too old for it.”

“Don’t be such a spoil sport. We always have fun and get to read exciting books. Besides you like to do detective stuff. That’s what this year is all about,” Hunter said.

“Yeah I hope it isn’t lame kid things.”

“Hey Sam, it’s not lame and I’m not a kid.” Bridget said.

Sam tousled his sister’s curly brown hair. “Maybe not for you squirt, but Hunter and I think so.”

Hunter playfully pushed his buddy. “Hey, don’t count me in on this. I still think its okay.” Hunter said.

Bridget reached up and tugged on one of her brother’s tight red curls before she ran to catch up with Anna. “And I’m not a squirt.”

Bridget couldn’t wait to get started and ran all the way to the library after the carnival to get the first book on the list. She slowed down when they passed Gullies Swamp.

“What are you slowing down for?” Anna asked. “Don’t you want to get the book before Meredith does?” Meredith was in their class at school and always seemed to get everything first.

“But it’s Gullies Swamp. We made a wrong turn. Why didn’t you stop me?” Bridget said.

“Don’t be such a baby Bridget. It’s just a stinky, old swamp,” Sam said.

“Sam, don’t tease her.” Hunter said. “She’s just a kid and our parents did say to stay away from the swamp.”

“Come on Hunter, you don’t believe all those stories about swamp monsters and witches.” Sam said.

“Well no, but the girls do and there has to be some reason why mom and dad said to stay out.”

A low growl rolled out of the swamp and the four children ran quickly down the road.

“Hey don’t run away. Please help me.” A small voice called from the swamp.

Bridget stopped and looked back. “Did you hear that? Someone is in trouble.”

“No way. There’s no one in there. You’re just hearing things.” Sam said.

“Help.” Again, they heard the voice coming from the swamp.

Morton the Morph stood on the edge of the swamp, whispering in Sam’s ear. “Go in. Someone needs help.”

“I’ll go in,” Sam said. “You three wait here.”

“No way. I’ll go with you,” Hunter said. “You girls wait here.”

The girls stood by an ancient weeping willow tree and watched the two boys disappear into the swamp. Panggoes scurried about their feet bouncing around and squealing. Bridget squealed, “Oh how cute,” as she tried to pick one up. It scampered out of her reach into the swamp, and she chased after it.

“No! Bridget! We’re not supposed to go in there,” Anna yelled.

“Go on catch the little guy,” Morton said. “They are always running away.” Morton said.

Bridget ran giggling toward the edge of the swamp when she ran into Sam coming back out. “Hey where are you going, squirt?” Sam said. He put his hands on her shoulders to stop her. “I told you to wait out here for me.” He gently pushed her out of the swamp.

She pushed him back. “Stop it. You’re not the boss of me and you can’t tell me what to do.”

“I may not be, but when Mom and Dad aren’t around I am. You shouldn’t have gone in there.”  Sam said.

“No, you’re not either,” Bridget said. “Come on Anna. Let’s go to the library. I’ve had enough of these guys thinking they can boss us around.”

“Girls!” Hunter said in an exasperated voice. “So what was that voice we heard, anyway?”

Sam shrugged his shoulders. “I don’t know. I couldn’t find anything.”

Bridget turned back to her brother. “You should have let Anna and I go in. We would have found it.”

“Yeah, and got yourself hurt or at the very least dirty. You two would have been the ones screaming.”

“No we wouldn’t!” Anna stomped her foot, and strode down the street, with Bridget close behind.

As Anna turned the corner, she thought she saw a small person hiding in the leaves of the weeping willow and felt as if someone or something was following them. She stopped, rubbed her eyes and when she looked again all that stood beneath the tree was one of the panngoes. She figured she had better not investigate since Hunter and Sam were right behind. She would come back later without them and explore further.

Again I will keep you updated on the progress of this book, in the meantime be sure to check out Sir E. Robert Smythe and the School Bully.

Amazon Kindle: https://www.amazon.com/Robert-Smythe-School-Galactic-Council-ebook/dp/B01M0ONOUB/ref=asap_bc?ie=UTF8

 

Sir E. Robert Smythe has arrived

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Today is the release day for Sir E. Robert Smythe and the School Bully. It is the first book in the Galactic Safety Ambassadors series for middle graders. I am really excited to have Sir E. Robert and his band of safety ambassadors visiting from the planet Gwill to help children navigate through the perils of tweendom.

Their first mission is to help Paul and Nathan solve a bully problem without getting hurt.

 

sir-e-robert-smythe-and-the-school-bully-3Nathan and Paul have a bully problem. Billy, the school bully, has chosen them to be the target of his aggression. Paul, along with Sir E. Robert Smythe of the Galactic Safety Council, discovers the root of Billy’s issues and strives to convince the bully to change his ways.

When Billy runs away from home, Paul goes after him. Billy’s dad, the cause of Billy’s anger, finds the boys and threatens them. They are rescued but not before each are injured and Billy’s dad escapes.

During their recovery they learn more about each other and face Billy’s dad once again. Can they overcome their differences and confront the bullying going on in their school before someone gets seriously hurt?

Stay tuned for more about upcoming books in the series.

Link to FB live https://www.facebook.com/chris.weigand/videos/vb.1443501972/10207328361834308/?type=3&theater

Buy links:

MuseItUp Bookstore: https://museituppublishing.com/bookstore/index.php/new-releases/sir-e.-robert-smythe-and-the-school-bully-detail

Amazon Kindle: https://www.amazon.com/Robert-Smythe-School-Galactic-Council-ebook/dp/B01M0ONOUB/ref=asap_bc?ie=UTF8

Barnes and Noble: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/sir-e-robert-smythe-and-the-school-bully-christina-weigand/1124754418?ean=2940153517872

Kobo: https://store.kobobooks.com/en-us/ebook/sir-e-robert-smythe-and-the-school-bully

 

About Myrria

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Myrria popped into the lair today.  We both figured it was time to share a little bit about her and the other dragons.

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Hi Myrria here. I have sent Chris out of the lair so we could have a little chat. Of course if you haven’t already figured it out I am a dragon, a female, purple dragon. I am not sure how old I am, I just know that I am not the oldest dragon among Asha’s guardians. My mother, Cielo is the oldest living one. There are others that have gone before us that you don’t need to know about here. I also have an older sister Dryas. I’ll tell you more about her later. She is also older than me. I have a very handsome, ruby-red dragon named Alorn. Stefano and Tatsu are two other dragons that you will encounter in the Palace of the Twelve Pillars. I will tell you more about them later.

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Asha, name for God on my world of Ramajadin. I along with the other dragons I mentioned are known as Asha’s Guardian Dragons. Our mission is to help the humans and other beings of Ramajadin navigate their path in the ways of Asha. It is not always an easy task and dragons are just like humans in that we can be lured by evil as you can witness in the trilogy when two of the guardian dragons are lured away from Asha.

But more about those of us that remain loyal. I will share some details about our relationship with the humans, Kningrad and Mantion of Ramajadin. We are not able to communicate and guide a being unless they are open to Asha. Even then we only really speak to everyone in special circumstances. Beyond that, we have a special bond with the Kningrad for they are closest to Asha. Our home is in the Kningrad nation of Imherp, hidden by Asha deep in the Anna Mountain range. Asha has placed shields on it so it cannot be accessed unless Asha wills it.

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After the Kningrad, we share a special bond with some humans. I share this bond with Joachim and Alorn tries to share with Brandan, but he is not too cooperative. Of course we can communicate with others, like Adepts Rupert and Salochin along with Croifan, but the bond I share with Joachim is something special. I’m not sure I know how to explain it.

As for the Mantion, we don’t talk to them. They are afraid that we will eat them. I would gladly communicate with them, but they aren’t open to me or the other dragons.

I am getting the signal from Chris that I need to wrap this up. I’ll tell you more in the upcoming weeks. But for now check out Palace of the Twelve Pillars trilogy especially Palace of the Three Crosses: Book Two.

Here are a few links to check out:

HeadTalker Campaign: https://headtalker.com/campaigns/palace-of-the-three-crosses/

An interview I did on The Catholic Underground:  http://dawnwitzke.com/CatholicUnderground/?p=356

Here is a link to the video trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Cy_qJyeeVmM

Link to the FB Live video 9/8:  https://www.facebook.com/chris.weigand/videos/vb.1443501972/10206987411590765/?type=3&theater

MuseItUp Bookstore Link: https://museituppublishing.com/bookstore/index.php/young-adult/palace-of-three-crosses-detail

Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00FAPW43G#nav-subnav