Upcoming Books: Update
I've gotten some excellent feedback on my new YA high-fantasy novel (yep, I'm still keeping the title secret--let's just call it "The Road" for now), and I'm currently hard at work making revisions for optimal excitement and allure. I cannot wait for all of you to read it when it's ready!
In addition to that moody and mysterious fellow, I've completed outlining another new, original-world fantasy. You can expect an exotic flair from this one, an all new magical system, and lots of monstrous creatures.
In short, we're in the calm of the storm before books begin raining down again. Get your umbrellas ready! Book spines and thick plots hit hard!
If you follow me on Instagram or Twitter (I'm still having technical issues with FB), you may have seen a few pictures pop up while I was visiting Utipiacon this year for my very first book signing.
Being the ambivert/introvert that I am, I love meeting and talking to people, but I'm terrified of "the spotlight". Yep, I get stage fright, big time. The shaky hands, the cringey awkwardness, all of it. I was more than a little nervous about stepping behind the signing-table, the way so many of my author-heroes had. But I was excited too, and thrilled to challenge myself.
As it turned out, the stories about Utopiacon were true! Absolutely everyone I met was friendly, supportive and enthusiastic about our shared passion for all things speculative-fiction. After the very first afternoon, I found myself completely at ease. I spoke with so many wonderful readers, authors, editors, designers, and reviewers, that rather than feeling drained by the long weekend (introverts, you know what I'm talking about it), I wound up feeling energized. I didn't want it to end.
Nashville was incredible. I don't know when or where my next opportunity to visit will be, but I can't wait and I truly look forward to meeting more of you!
That's it for now, but check back soon for updates on those two new series I'm working on. Concept art will be incoming!
A. R. Ivanovich is likely typing away at her desk, with a cup of heavily caffeinated tea and a cat on her lap.