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Last week we took our final camping trip of the season. The timing was just right--74° weather in upstate NY in late October is pretty much unheard of. And the autumn colors were amazing! I absolutely love this time of year: crisp days, chilly nights, vivid colors, apple cider (and cider donuts), and pumpkin bread. What's your favorite time of year?
I also got a lot of new writing done on my current work-in-progress, Emerald Knight (aka The Knight Job) during this trip. I have to admit, I really get inspired out in the woods, and get some of my best writing done there. I managed to figure out a very tricky part of one of the critical climactic scenes which had been worrying me, and got about 3000 new words written. This brings the total for this book up to about 30,000 words (or about a third of the total of the book). So things are well underway. Not bad for being the midst of a pandemic.
I have to say I'm really pleased with where things are going so far in this story. I still have a lot to do, and a lot of holes to fill in, but I think it's going to be a really fun addition to the Knights of Kilbourne canon, and I can't wait to get it finished to y'all can read it. That's one of the problems of being an author--you want so badly to share your work, but you can't until you finish writing the darned thing. And then re-writing, and editing, and tweaking. It's a long process, folks. But I'm hopeful this fourth book will be done and available in either late 2021 or early 2022.
Want to hear a snippet of Enchanted Knight, read by the author? Just click on the player below for a nine-minute segment of high-seas adventure featuring Marissa and a crew of dastardly (if very polite) pirates...
Enchanted Knight is a fast-paced page turner told in a voice reminiscent of The Princess Bride and Gail Carriger’s Parasole Protectorate Series.
--K.L. Young, author of Cardboard Castles
Keith W. Willis
What Readers Had To Say
...plenty of humor, suspense, and romance. It's clear from the beginning that you're in the hands of a master storyteller...
A beautifully-crafted tale of heroes and villains and the occasional dragon. The unexpected plotline keeps you guessing while the characters charm you. I laughed out loud time and again.
I highly recommend this book to anyone who wants to be swept away to a place and time where dragons fume, damsels toss out witty barbs, and heroes have plenty of foibles.
The love interest is unexpectedly witty and brash, the main character very life like, and the world building, well-crafted. It had me laughing and turning pages often. You want cliffhangers that keep you up all night?Buy this book!