News and Announcements!
Updated on July 22, 2017
SURVIVE, the 4th and final book in The Atlantis Grail series (not counting the many forthcoming TAG novellas and short stories), will be released at the end of 2018 or early 2019.
WIN is now available for sale everywhere in all editions -- hardcover, paperback, and various ebook formats. At 930 pages it's a monumental epic! However I am still finishing up the rest of the behind-the-scenes WIN publishing tasks (in addition to writing, I do all file formatting, layout and production, website work, marketing, ISBNs, Bowker Books in Print, etc. I am a one-woman publishing company).
When all done with these tasks, I will be taking August off to rest and recuperate. In case you don't know, when I write books I take no vacations, no days off, not even weekends off. I work non-stop for months on end, despite chronic daily agony of sciatica back pain (I am unable to sit in a normal chair for longer than a few minutes at a time) hand injuries, and other health issues.
I will begin writing SURVIVE in September 2017, and should have a chapter (or three) for you to enjoy as a Holiday Preview in December 2017, which I will post on Wattpad.
Stay tuned! :-)
Updated on July 12, 2017
WIN is here!!! Today is Release Day!
Amazon United Kingdom:
Many other ebooks vendors coming soon, including Barnes & Noble NOOK Book, Apple iBooks, Kobo, Smashwords, and more!
Trade Hardcover and Trade Paperback editions will be available in about a week!
Updated on July 1, 2017
WIN Writing Progress
(words written) - It's DONE!
326,734 / 326,734 (100.00%)
Current Chapter: 90
First Draft Finished!
Once the first draft is completed, it takes about 2 weeks to finish the editing and corrections. The final book will be published shortly thereafter (approximately another week).
Release date is set for mid-July, 2017.
Updated on December 28, 2016
Yes, I am still writing WIN.... To give you an idea of its current length, here are some stats from the FAQ on the official TAG fan forum:
QUESTION: How long is each of the four books (novels) in the TAG series?
QUALIFY = 210,100 words, 54 chapters, 600 print pages
COMPETE = 176,000 words, 49 chapters, 530 print pages
WIN = 326,734 words, 90 chapters, as of 7-1-2017, first draft completed! :-)
SURVIVE = stay tuned...
I expect WIN will be longer than QUALIFY, and at least 85-90 chapters if not longer. Is this a firm estimate? Of course not, I honestly have no idea. The best answer I can give you is that the story takes however long it needs to be written, be it another 10 or 30 chapters.
And, just for reference, here is a very long infographic showing the word length for various popular and famous novels.
Meanwhile, as you patiently wait, I've decided to give you a little something to celebrate this Holiday Season...
Regardless of how far along I am in the writing of WIN, I'll be posting some brand *NEW* chapters of WIN on Wattpad, for Christmas and New Year's Eve. :-)
Stay tuned, and Happy Holidays!
Updated on October 20, 2016
I am currently working on Chapter 43 of WIN, writing as quickly as I am able, considering my current medical issues (you can read more about them on my personal Facebook page). I expect the finished book to have about 60 chapters, maybe more. Right now, it's about five pages away from being as long as COMPETE, and when done it will definitely be longer than QUALIFY, the longest book so far.
The good news is, I think you will love the story -- this is the book that finally has the actual Games of the Atlantis Grail, and the action and intrigue is intense and mind-blowing. Get ready for all kinds of surprises!
To give you a taste, you can read the first 26 chapters of WIN (free advance preview) right now on Wattpad.
To avoid redundancy and clutter, I don't post my WIN writing updates here, but over at The Atlantis Grail Facebook page, my personal Facebook page (not the author page), and the official TAG discussion forum where incidentally the fan conversation is full of far-fetched theories, wild speculation, and crazy-fun spoilers. So if you want to see daily or regular wordage updates (in other words, the daily grind), look in any of the above mentioned places. This page is for general and major announcements.
Thanks for your patience as I make this book as awesome as it needs to be, for your reading enjoyment! :-)
Updated on July 5, 2016
I am still being asked on a daily basis for a specific release date for WIN, despite my repeated explanations that, due to my current state of health, I can not give a firm or accurate deadline. And so, as of this moment, my best answer is, WIN will be released some time in 2016.
Thanks for your patience.
Updated on June 30, 2016
I am writing WIN, working as fast as can.
I am currently on Chapter 36, about 2/3 done with the book, with the expectation of several more weeks of work. The finished book should have anywhere from 50 to 60 chapters.
The best way to keep up with The Atlantis Grail series news and be notified of what's happening, is to subscribe to my Mailing List. This way you will be the first to know when WIN is available for sale:
Thanks for asking, and my continued apologies for this delay, to all of you waiting so patiently for WIN! :-)
Updated on May 29, 2016
I am getting inundated with questions, "When is WIN coming out?"
As most of you know, the book release was delayed due to my medical issues (sciatica back pain agony that does not allow me to sit in a normal desk chair, and several other issues), and because of that I cannot give a firm deadline as I used to back in my younger days of better health.
However, here is my best guess estimate on the book progress, as of today (5/29/2016).
I am writing WIN as fast as can, currently on Chapter 31, more than half-way done with the book, with the expectation of several more weeks of work.
The finished book will have anywhere from 50 to 60 chapters. It will very likely be the longest book of the series, longer than QUALIFY.
The good news is, I am entering the fast-paced action section of the book which is easier to write and should go faster than the first half.
I am hoping to be done with WIN in a few weeks, strongly aiming for the end of June.
Let me repeat...
WIN will very likely be done by the end of June, 2016.
Is that a firm deadline? No, of course not, but as close to it as I can give you, considering the state of my health and the "daily spoons" I can give it (and believe it, every day I am giving it my all).
The best way to keep up with The Atlantis Grail series news and be notified of what's happening, is to subscribe to my Mailing List:
Or check the official website:
Or my TAG fan discussion forum:
Thanks for asking, and my deepest apologies for this delay to all of you waiting so patiently for the rest of The Atlantis Grail story! :-)
Updated on February 18, 2016
We now have a dedicated Atlantis Grail Discussion Fan Forum! Come and join the fun, and talk about your favorite characters here!
Updated on February 1, 2016
I wanted to see how far ahead I will be in the writing of the book by the time February rolls around, and it's just not far enough, so it looks like the final release of WIN (The Atlantis Grail, Book Three) will be delayed at least a few weeks.
It pains me tremendously, but the book is simply not done (yes, it's truly epic in scope, and is going to be very long) and I cannot rush it without sacrificing quality, nor can I work faster due to my health issues.
WIN was supposed to be released on February 14, 2016, Valentine's Day, and to be available for sale on Amazon and elsewhere. I realize how long you've been waiting for it (and how anxiously) -- so on Valentine's Day I will post four new chapters of WIN on Wattpad, to give you something juicy to read while you wait for the whole book! And then I will post at least one new chapter a week until it is ready to be released!
Meanwhile, to make up for this delay announcement, here is a NEW SURPRISE CHAPTER (Chapter 4) for you to enjoy RIGHT NOW!
So cheer up, and get ready for many exciting new WIN chapters coming your way on Valentine's Day!
Meanwhile, I am working as fast as I humanly can to finish the book for you!