This evening I arrived home to check on the progress of my latest novel Aquasapien-Prodigy. It has been at the printers being turned literally from fiction into reality. I’ve monitored it being cut and sized, then bound, and now the official email reads, “arriving tomorrow.”
People ask me many times, what bit of the writing process I enjoy most and it's difficult to give them a satisfactory answer. I love writing that initial first draft as the story jumps from my mind to the page. I love reviewing it, and turning it into a deeper, more meaningful story.
Surprisingly, I love reviewing the edits, and adding even more depth. I love it when I’ve finished writing, when I start the cover design process, when it returns from formatting looking like a real book. I guess the most nerve-racking part is when it goes to the printer. Fortunately, I have the foresight to ensure I receive a sample hard copy to review, which in itself is precious.
When my print Manager Jozane emails me to say, “Your books are on their way.” My tension rises. But the most exciting part of all? When the books arrive, all bundled up in their brown paper wrappings, inside their snug boxes smelling glorious, and I unpack them to sell at the first book launch.
I make absolutely no apology for blatantly advertising my next book launch here now.
Eager readers of Carol M. Salter’s first books in the Aquasapien series, will be delighted to know Aquasapien—Prodigy, the long-awaited sequel, set eighteen years later, is about to be released.
Bored with his life at an elite English boarding school, American student Lewis Blaine, decides to abscond. He embarks on the adventure of his life, following his dream to travel the world. Unfortunately, Lewis gets more than he bargained for from the outset.
Meanwhile, Unit One, the highly valued mercenary team, has continued its missions across the globe, taking down corrupt villains. A surprise call for help from Lewis’s mother takes the team to high alert.
This is Carol’s second novel published this year, and her sixth full-length novel so far, with more planned, and it’s not the last in the Aquasapien series.
Carol continues to write, market her work and work full-time. Currently, she is working on several exciting fantasy stories, including branching into the younger, picture book arena with Chicken Wizard planned for release in 2023.
Carol’s other novels will be available to purchase at the launch. If you are unable to make the launch, you can order all her work from Waterstones, or via the EStore Store – Wayside Publications (phy.sx)
TADDY’S BARN TEA ROOMS has kindly offered to host the Aquasapien- Prodigy launch on:
SATURDAY 29 TH OCTOBER 2022 FROM 10 AM TO 2 PM.
East Northdown Garden Nursery,
George Hill Rd,
Broadstairs CT10 3BN
(Full disabled access, free parking, and on the Loop bus route.)