The Tide of Unmaking Cover Art

Wayne and I are thrilled to present our fans with the first look at the brand new cover art for The Berinfell Prophecies Book Three: The Tide of Unmaking.

Because book 3 is the most epic of the series and spans locales near and far, as well as a diverse range of characters and notable moments, it was hard to pint-point exactly what should be on the cover. But once we saw the “world on fire,” we knew it was the right fit.

To all of our readers who’ve patiently waited for this final installment, we can’t thank you enough. You’re the reason we write. And we hope you like this cover (and the book!) as much as we do.


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B3 Final Outlining

Wayne Batson and I spent the better part of the afternoon on iChat finishing the outline for the final few chapters of The Berinfell Prophecies Book III. Both our craniums are aching, but it’s all worth it, knowing the faces our readers are going to make while devouring these pages. I only wish I could have a web cam going when they get to these twists and turns. [Author does maniacal laugh].

Back to writing!


TWLC Update

Here’s an excerpt of an email I sent to my Proofies yesterday:

Out of courtesy to you, I feel I should explain that my lack of communication, the impetus of which stemmed from three primary issues:

1.) A global switch from Microsoft Word to Adobe InDeisgn as primary layout application. Because InDesign is so much more elaborate, and I’ve never used it before, the learning curve alone set me back a few weeks. I must have gone over nearly every page of [ROTD] no less than 20 times. Working with the Miller brothers also meant that I had to cater to certain time limitations on their part.

2.) Three weeks ago I suffered a herniated disc (an old injury revisited) which literally knocked me off my feet, unable to sit in one position for more than a few minutes. The prescribed medication made me fuzzy, and far from able to keep track of the details needed for a 300+ page manuscript. (Please keep me in prayer as I’m not out of the woods yet).

3.) Summer kicked in. Frankly, many mornings and nights I did not want to even touch my computer to work on much of anything. As most of you know who follow my blog, my pace is pretty intense. So I allowed myself days off.

Needless to say, I’m back at it, feeling stronger physically, mentally, and with a better handle on InDesign.

I’ve finished my editor’s changes to TLV, and I’m beginning work on formatting it in InDesign; yes, hopefully it will be much faster now that I have a stronger handle on the application. I’m anticipating this to take about 2 weeks, [before it’s ready for the Proofies’ review]. While you’re busy going through TLV and searching for changes, I’ll be editing and formatting the long awaited AD.

In an effort to offer my loyal readers at least something date-wise, I’d say ROTD will be for sale in early September, TLV in late September, and AD in late October, though this is not concrete. Your sincere patience means the world to me. ch:


Berinfell Book 3 Is Coming!

When it rains…

…well, for those along the Mississippi river valley, I’ll nip that river metaphor right in the bud.

But needless to say, there seems to be a lot of book news in the air this spring!

Earlier today, Wayne Thomas Batson and I got a verbal release from Thomas Nelson – who previously declined their option to press it – to write and release Book 3 of The Berinfell Prophecies on our own!

This is a big win for the countless fans we have who’ve been with us in a long holding pattern, patiently awaiting the third installment. It’s no exaggeration to say we get numerous emails every week – if not daily at times – wondering “where is it?” It’s also a win for us because we feel like we have a really good 3 book in the pipeline.

We anticipate fleshing out the plot by early summer and starting in on writing in July. If all goes well, fans of COTSK and VAS could have their third book in time for Christmas! It will be released initially as an ebook with print versions following.

Thanks to all the Elves who’ve walked this road with us! ch:

Book 3 Status

Hey Gang: Just a quick note to let you know I finished my final pass on Book 3 Thursday morning at 12:30am. It’s off to my Bookies for a good once-over, and after those corrections are added, the final manuscript is off to Tsaba House for their edits and then printing. Thanks again for your patience; you guys are the best fans an author could ask for.  ch: