Monday, March 03, 2014

6-Month Update

Business Update



Exactly six months ago, I announced the opening of my graphic design business—Forward Authority. Whew! What a ride it's been since then. I've had so many referrals and amazing projects to work on. Thank you. :) If you're curious about the types of things I do, here's a little slideshow:

 (The bottom right button opens it in a new window.)

It's missing some 2014 highlights—like S.J. Pajonas' FACE TIME cover, Lisa Regan's HOLD STILL cover, and Anna Silver's ASTRAL TIDE cover—but it shows plenty of other fun stuff from previous years. :)



Read an E-Book Week


https://www.smashwords.com/ebookweek
 (Apparently, it's a thing. I didn't know until this weekend.)

March 2nd - 8th on Smashwords: 
Strength (Mark of Nexus #1) - Coupon Code RW100 - $0.00
Courage (Mark of Nexus #2) - Coupon Code REW75 - $1.00


Upcoming Release


As I mentioned last week, I have a release coming up this month. Unfortunately, I haven't felt well enough to plan much of anything—no blitz, no tour, no virtual release shindig, etc. So, expect a soft release around St. Patrick's Day. Sorry about that.


Audiobook Updates


Courage (Mark of Nexus #2) is currently in production.


Writing Updates


As soon as Honesty (Mark of Nexus #2.5) is out the door, I start work on the final novel in my series—Loyalty (Mark of Nexus #3). It's slated for a summer release. Then I'm moving on to a YA fantasy and a contemporary of some sort. Onward!


Question of the Week: 
What's on your spring agenda?

46 comments:

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Congratulations on a successful first six months! Your artwork is amazing.

Natalie Aguirre said...

So glad your business is doing so well. You're so talented.

And if you want me to shout out about your book release in Follower News, send me a one to two sentence blurb and a few links.

JeffO said...

Thanks for the update, Carrie--looks like things are going great!

Juliana Haygert said...

Congratulations!

Elizabeth Seckman said...

You are so very talented! And you save writers a lot of stress.

Julie Luek said...

How wonderful that you're seeing your dream to fruition.

Catherine Stine said...

How cool! I will recommend you to authors looking for cover art.

Peggy Eddleman said...

Congrats on all your success! Everything you've done looks so fabulous!

Clare said...

Glad to hear forward authority is still going well.

Sorry you haven't felt well enough to plan anything for the release of Honesty. Let me know if you change your mind, and want a hand promoting it. And good luck working on Loyalty - hope it all goes well for you! :D

Carrie Butler said...

Thank you, Alex! :)

E.J. Wesley said...

You've been rocking it! (Like a hurricane? I think so! :D) Here's to more big gains in 2014!

Loni Townsend said...

You have fantastic graphics. Great to hear your 6 months have been good. Are you going to do a male-narrator for Honesty? I'd love to hear your choice of voice actor. :D

Carrie Butler said...

Thank you very much, Natalie! That would be fantastic. :D

Carrie Butler said...

Great, chaotic—close enough! ;) Thanks, Jeff!

Carrie Butler said...

Thanks, J! :)

Carrie Butler said...

D'aww... thanks, Elizabeth! :)

Angela Brown said...

The first 6 months have been fantastic and the next six, I'm sure, will be another wonderful whirlwind of activity and fun.

Congrats on the busy-ness of the business and for the releases to come. My spring will include some sprint breaking and prep to release the last Chancellor Baltimore Confession under my Rayven Godchild pen name.

jamieayres.com said...

Sorry you haven't been feeling well, but glad everything else seems great :-) Congrats on another book release, woot woot!!

Jay Noel said...

Congrats on your business' first six months. Wow, you are one busy bee. Your graphic artwork is awesome. Might need some help in that area down the road!

cleemckenzie said...

Absolutely wonderful, Carrie! Congratulations.

Melissa said...

You know what's on my spring agenda. It's part of what's been keeping you from yours. *hangs head*

Hope you feel better soon.

Carrie Butler said...

I'm certainly trying! Thanks, Julie. :D

Carrie Butler said...

Thank you, Pegasus! :) Major congrats to you, too! I've been following your victories, even though I've been semi-absent from the world of social media lately.

Carrie Butler said...

I'd really appreciate that, Catherine! Thank you so much. :D

Carrie Butler said...

Oh, I'd love help promoting it—even casually. New meds have me so dizzy, I just can't concentrate. It's driving me nuts that I'm not prepared. xD

Thanks, Clare!

Sheena-kay Graham said...

Congrats on your graphic designing and your writing pursuits Carrie.

Crystal Collier said...

Wahoo! The audio book on its way... That's epic. I've actually recommended your services a couple times, Carrie--even recently. I think you have a wonderful eye for design and an excellent style. In fact, if my graphic designer isn't able to meet his deadlines, I'm coming your way. =)

Nigel G. Mitchell said...

Cool, I didn't know you were an artist. That's awesome.

I think you have a big enough audience that a soft release will still work. I still haven't been able to do anything other than soft releases. I'm what's known in the writing business as "lazy."

Nigel G. Mitchell said...

Oh, the question: well, I hope to release my comedy novel "Adventures of Couch Potato" by April. Need to edit the heck out of that sucker.

Carrie Butler said...

Impromptu karaoke session? Yes, please! ;)

Thanks, E.J.!

Carrie Butler said...

Thank you so much, Loni! :)

I've been going through male-narrator clips for Honesty. Here's to hoping I find a great match!

Joylene Nowell Butler said...

What an inspiration you are, Carrie. I'm sitting here trying to finish my WIP that I've been working on for over 2 years. I need a good kick in the butt!

Cathrina Constantine said...

Wow, I didn't know you did all that. It's fantastic!

Tammy Theriault said...

ah come on...cole needs it hard and rough, not soft! hehehe...

Carrie Butler said...

Thank you, Angela! I wish the very best luck with your last Chancellor Baltimore Confession. :D

Carrie Butler said...

Thank you, Jamie! I appreciate it. :)

Carrie Butler said...

Thank you, Jay! That would be awesome. :D

Carrie Butler said...

Thank you, Lee! :)

Carrie Butler said...

A friend in need is a friend indeed!

Thank you. :)

Carrie Butler said...

D'aww... thanks, Crystal! I really appreciate that. <3

Carrie Butler said...

Thank you, Sheena-kay! :D

Carrie Butler said...

Thank you, Nigel!

I really hope so. Here's to hoping we both get the energy/opportunity to do something other than a soft release next go-round. :)

Carrie Butler said...

Oo, good luck editing!

Carrie Butler said...

Thank you, Joylene!

Your WIP is two years in the making? Oh, I bet it's going to be awesome!

Carrie Butler said...

Thank you, Cathrina! :D

Carrie Butler said...

LOL Your comments never cease to amuse me. ;)