One of the pieces of advice that most writers hear at some point is to write what you know. A long time ago, I thought it wasn't very helpful. I mean, what, exactly, do I know? I used to think if I wrote only what I knew, I'd never come up with any interesting stories. It was years later when I realized I could inject my life experiences into the stories my imagination invented to create characters and situations that were interesting and meaningful.
Eltanin, book two of the Galactic Explorers series, is live now at all my usual retailers. I'm a little emotional about it, because I love this book. This one has more of me in it than anything else I've written to date. I used the military structure that I grew up in as a child of a US Air Force officer, my knowledge of Colorado as someone who lives here and loves this place, and even paid homage to my favorite band. I'll devote future posts to some of those details, but those are a few of the reasons why this book is deeply personal to me. I really do love all of my books, but this one occupies a special place in my heart. I hope others enjoy it too.
The paperback is in progress at the moment, currently under review, but should be up for sale in the next few days. 570 pages, people. It's a doorstop. But the cover is beautiful. I'll post up the vendor link once it's live.
This should give people something to chew on for a bit while I get going on book three. I'm also almost done writing a short, holiday-themed companion story which fits between Eltanin and book three. There are spoilers in it, so if you're interested, you'll want to read this one first. Look for that story to be released probably in November. Lots to come in between, though, so stay tuned!
As always, I appreciate every single person willing to join me on this crazy journey. Thank you so much for reading.
Leah Ross is a writer and graphic designer with a penchant for loud music and sappy love stories. She believes that love should be both unconventional and unconditional, rules are negotiable, and age is nothing but a number.