I’m thrilled to announce that The Arcane Artist (Chronicles of Anna Atticus Stone, book 2) is finally out! You can snag it here. Get ready for new spells, new lands, and a whole new side to Anna you have never seen before.
Also, Prodigy of Thunder (Chronicles of Anna Atticus Stone, book 1) will be on sale in the USA and Uk for 99 cents for one week. And as always, ALL my work is available for Kindle Unlimited subscribers.
Thank you to everyone for your amazing support over the years. This is my eleventh(!) book, which boggles my mind. Yet my career as an author could not have been possible without you. So, yeah, thank you ;)
Warlock Anna Atticus Stone is on her final year at the academy. As head of student council, academic prodigy, and champion arena dueler, she seems the perfect pupil.
In reality, Anna is grieving, overwhelmed, and so lonely she talks to herself. Above all, she fears assassination if people find out her father’s dying gift to her was a scion. Only seven of these powerful artifacts exist, one in each kingdom—a precarious balance that maintains peace.
That peace shatters when a kingdom steals a second scion and invades its weaker neighbor. Anna feels compelled to act, but that would mean facing her crippling fears, a quest into the unforgiving wilds, and risking her kingdom becoming a target of war.
Driven by the memory of her father, she must find the one thing eluding her thus far . . . courage.
C O M I N G D E C E M B E R 2
The paperback should be available on release day.
The audiobook is scheduled to launch April 11th, 2023. The preorder for it will be available any day now.
I can’t wait for you to experience Anna’s epic new adventure!
P.S. The Advance Reader Team will receive a separate email imminently
You are welcome to join and interact with myself and the other fans, who have cultivated a cozy community at the sever. Link to the Discord server. Time will be 6 pm PST tonight, Friday September 16th, 2022.
Quick update: The Arcane Artist (chronicles of Anna Atticus Stone) is in the editing stages and on schedule to launch in December of this year. Work on the cover has commenced. Blurb and cover reveal coming in due course.
Anyway, maybe I’ll see some of you tonight! :)
Here’s what a stack of used plot cards looks like after finishing writing the first draft of “The Arcane Artist (Chronicles of Anna Atticus Stone, book 2)”. Book clocked in at 235,000 words prior to the start of editing.
The book is split between a 19-year-old Anna attending her last year at the academy, and the grand adventure she goes on after graduating, following in the footsteps of her ancestor, Atrius Arinthian . . .
The book is on schedule to launch in December, and will be my eleventh published book. For now, the book enters the editing stage.
Honored to be part of the local authors collection six years running now!
P.S. Work on The Arcane Artist (Chronicles of Anna Atticus Stone, book 2) is coming along swimmingly, and is on schedule for a December launch.
I’m excited to announce the audiobook launch of Prodigy of Thunder (Chronicles of Anna Atticus Stone, book 1)! It is incredibly well narrated by the accomplished Moira Quirk, who brought my work to life. I am very proud of how this turned out, and I think you guys are going to love it.
You can snag it exclusively from Audible here (it will launch wide on the other platforms in three months).
A family of warlocks . . . torn by an ancient secret.
Fourteen-year-old Anna Atticus Stone is a prodigy.
A warlock prodigy.
The youngest to ever wield lightning, Anna burns with ambition, dreaming of attending the prestigious Academy of Arcane Arts.
But her life’s a mess.
She’s friendless, her father barely lets her out of the house, and her older sister keeps knocking her teeth out.
And her parents fight. Constantly. Mostly over her father illegally training the sisters in the old way, as it’s forbidden to learn so far ahead.
Now Anna readies to take the academy entrance trials. A pass will mean friends, warlock tournaments, and exploring a thousand-year-old academy. Typical teenage warlock stuff.
Except her sister is bent on sabotaging her. And there’s a reason for that sabotage—and for the illegal training . . . their father carries a dangerous secret.
A secret for only one daughter.
And Anna is about to find out what her sister is willing to do to claim it.
Personal thoughts from the author:
The day has finally come! After a long year of writing and editing Anna’s story, Prodigy of Thunder has launched. I cannot wait for you to experience the beginning of her journey. You have been requesting her story ever since reading about her in Arcane (The Arinthian Line, book 1). It gives me great honor to deliver on that request.
It was a tricky endeavor for me to write a book about an already established character. For that challenge, I searched deep into who Anna was whilst asking myself what sorts of things would she have gone through as a child and as a teenager. Writing the answers into the book was immensely enjoyable for me, even though Anna went through serious trials.
Anna’s strengths come from her independence, her compassion, and her ambition. But she has always suffered from loneliness too. This story partly aims to explain why and how that loneliness took root. I find her to be a complicated soul with an epic story, one I look forward to fleshing out in subsequent books.
Note that both the paperback and ebook versions have a map and Anna’s full academy class schedule. Also, I hope you’ll consider sharing the launch on social media (or even sharing my Facebook post about it).
Thank you all for your amazing support over the years, and feel free to email me your thoughts when you’re done reading.
Enjoy the book!
All my best to you and those you love,
P.S. Extra special thanks to the ART team, as well as the wonderful souls who participate on this website. You know who you are :)
I cannot tell you how excited I am to finally reveal the name of the book about Anna Atticus Stone’s origin story. In Prodigy of Thunder (Chronicles of Anna Atticus Stone, book 1), I explore Anna’s tumultuous relationship with her family, a family slowly destroyed by an ancient secret. There will be adventure, exploration of the Academy of Arcane Arts’s Shoptown, and plenty of arcanery. Above all, you will get to know Anna.
And she is ambitious and brave and reckless and kind and empathic and brilliant.
I’m on schedule to launch early December. Further, I’d like to proudly announce I signed a three-book audiobook deal with Podium. The book is currently in the casting phase, and you will not have to wait long for it to launch (three months or so?).
Hope you’ve been well,
P.S. Anyone will be able to read this saga, even if they have not read The Arinthian Line or Fury of a Rising Dragon, making it safe to give as a holiday gift.
Heads up! The audiobook version of Champion’s Wrath is available for pre-order and is launching at the end of this month on September 28th. I’ll post the link in the comments.
In other news, the book on Anna Atticus Stone is in the final stages of editing and on schedule for an early December launch. I will announce the name of the book, the series, and reveal the cover and blurb in due course.
Thank you for your amazing support and patience, and I cannot wait for you to read about Anna.
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I have an announcement to make. After four months of work, I just finished the first draft of my tenth book.
And it’s about Anna Atticus Stone.
Can’t tell you how excited I am. She was an absolute joy to write. Very independent, much more so than Augum was. And she knows who she is and what she wants. I suspect you guys are going to love reading about her.
But Anna had a very tough childhood, and part of the book will deal with that. The rest showcases her first term attending the Academy of Arcane Arts. The book will also reveal what sort of person her vile sister was; Anna’s tumultuous relationship with her parents, who go through a divorce; and it will reveal her ambition, which will eventually result in her becoming the most brilliant warlock of all time.
The title shall be revealed in due course. Expected release date is December of this year.
And don’t worry, the trio shall return. I’ve just always wanted to write a piece of Anna’s story, a woman I’ve grown to know (and you’ve grown to love) as a hundred-year-old matriarch and legendary warlock.
This will tell how she began.
P.S. Some of you caught the hint I threw out on my last post, which showcased Anna’s Academy of Arts schedule. If you missed it, go back and have a peek.