Tuesday, November 7, 2017

Release Event 'After Lucas' by Tudor Robins


Today is the Release Event of ‘After Lucas’ by Tudor Robins, organized by Maureen’s Books Promotions. ‘After Lucas’ is a YA novel and the second book in the Stonegate Series.


About The Book:


Thanks to the talent of her pushbutton super-horse, Ava, Mavis wins every ribbon, trophy, and championship she competes for. No rider effort required, and not much skill either – Ava does it all.

So, when Mavis’s dad loses his job, and Ava must go up for sale, Mavis is swamped with … relief.

She knows it’s the wrong thing to feel, but Mavis is used to feeling, thinking, and acting the wrong way. It’s why she has no friends.

Also, riding’s been really boring, for a long time.

With super-Ava sold super-fast, Mavis is ready to start enjoying her horse-free life.

Until she meets Lucas. Lucas is everything Ava’s not. Stocky, dirty, untrained, and unproven, the former trail horse has the complete opposite on Mavis as her former show mare did.

Mavis likes Lucas. She loves him, even.

Lucas has a lot to learn, but it might be Mavis who gains the most from their new, unlikely, partnership.

The Facts:


Publication Date:
October 31st, 2017
Series:
Stonegate Series #2
Genre:
YA
Pages:
286
Formats:
eBook
Available at:

The first book in the Stonegate Series 'Objects In Mirror':



The Best Thing About Being An Author by Tudor Robins


I like this topic because it’s forcing me to formally think about things I tend to take for granted on a daily basis. 

There are many great things about being an author. The first, and probably most obvious, is that it centres around writing. If you’re a writer you’ll know it’s a compulsion, not a choice. You’ll write whether you’re paid for it or not. For me, writing is often as – or sometimes more – enjoyable than reading. So, obviously, being an author has that going for it. 

The second great thing about being an author – specifically a published author – is the reader interaction I get. Over the years, I’ve had feedback from many, many readers. They’ve told me little stories about their lives, and how my books fit into those stories. Some are things I expected, and others give me a whole new insight into my own books, and how other people might read them. 

This leads to another rewarding aspect of writing and publishing books – my team. I’ve chosen to be an indie author, but that doesn’t mean (in any way!) that I go it alone. I have an amazing editor. I have a great cover designer. I have a meticulous proofreader. As I publish my books, I come into contact with many, many talented, creative, professional people who all contribute something extra special to my books. It’s a real treat to work with them. 

Finally, nothing has made me learn more than being an author. Sure, there’s the writing – but I’ve been working on that for a long, long time. All through school – especially journalism school – and every time I read a book, or watch a movie / TV show, I’m thinking about story-telling. The much bigger, faster learning curve (taking me out of my comfort zone, I might add) has been learning to do all the other things that go along with publishing books. Designing graphics, coding ebooks, creating websites, strategizing launches and promotional campaigns. These are things I couldn’t have done years – or sometimes months (or weeks) – before now, but needs must, so I learn them and I do them. It’s not always easy, but it’s rewarding and, probably, good for me. 

I wouldn’t say that being an author is for everybody. If it’s not for you, that’s fine – we need pure readers too! However, if you have a bit of an entrepreneurial spirit, and a core of creativity, it’s a pretty good option.

About the Author:


Tudor Robins is an Ottawa-based young adult author whose first novel, Objects in Mirror, was named a Best Book for Kids and Teens by the Canadian Children's Book Centre. Tudor loves reading, writing, and horseback riding, as well as spending time on Wolfe Island with her husband and two sons. 

For more information about Tudor please visit her website. Or visit her on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest and Instagram.


Giveaway:


a Rafflecopter giveaway 
This event was organized by Maureen's Books Promotions. 

2 comments:

  1. I enjoyed reading about the pros of being an author. It wouldn't be for me, but I am grateful that so many are called to it.

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    1. Being an author would definitely not be for me too. I'm just really not that creative.
      Thanks for visiting Trish ;)

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