Hunters of Gaia is Live!

We are excited to announce that we finally hit publish on the second book in our science fiction New Mother Earth series, Hunters of Gaia! It is currently only available in e-book format on Amazon but we should have the hard copy books ready for orders in the next few days. We’ll keep you posted! You can download the first book in the series, Exiles of Gaia, now through Monday, September 18th.

It’s been a long slow slog getting this book finished but we are happy with the way it turned out. We’ve already got a good start on the third and final book in the series. We have high hopes that we can knock that one out a bit quicker this time.

The next anticipated completed work is The Ocular, one of our horror novels set in Riverside. Nancy thinks she can knock out the ending in the next week by hiding herself down at the beach for some uninterrupted writing time. After that, it will be on to final edits and a beta read.

We want to thank everyone who has stuck with us. It’s a marathon, not a sprint.

Kind regards,

Anne, Nancy, and Eric

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2017 Summer Wrap-up

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Whew, what a summer! As you all may have guessed, the Litzos took an unofficial hiatus over the summer. We did it all, including camping, a hospital ICU stay for Nancy, and the mother of all eclipses in our home state of Oregon. Now that school is almost back in session, we can all take a deep breath and prepare ourselves to get back to work.

Our kind and thorough beta reader has completed his read-through of Hunters of Gaia, our second book in the New Mother Earth series. So, our first order of business is working through his notes and suggestions. We are very grateful for his help. Anne will take the lead on this final go-round.

Nancy is finally feeling a bit better and she is planning on jumping back into The Ocular with Eric. She’s got a few more chapters to write to finish up the manuscript and Eric is working his way through a rewrite of the beginning chapters. They should meet somewhere in the middle if all goes well.

While we haven’t quite yet reached George R.R. Martin paced writing, it’s still been slow-going the last few years. We appreciate everyone for sticking with us. It’s a marathon, not a sprint.

We hope you all had a safe and productive summer! Best wishes,

Anne, Nancy, and Eric

 

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Final Edits for Hunters of Gaia – Done!

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New working cover

We are pleased to announce that the final edits for Hunters of Gaia, the sequel to Exiles of Gaia in our New Mother Earth science fiction series are now complete. Next stop – the beta reader. We will then be formatting the final manuscript and getting ready to hit the “publish” button, always an exciting moment.

Stay tuned for updates!

Thanks for sticking with us.

Kind regards,

Anne, Nancy, and Eric

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Blog-gone Procrastination

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May Day has come and gone without an update, and for that, we apologize. We’ll try to do better in the future. We’re sure you’re wondering what we’ve been up to.

  1. We did battle against the IRS and came out victorious.
  2. We half way through our last round of edits for Hunters of Gaia and still on track to finish before June.
  3. The Ocular is undergoing a tune-up, starting from chapter one.
  4. We’re working on an alternate cover for Hunters of Gaia.

This year, we did our taxes on time as usual for a Partnership/LLC. What we didn’t know was that the IRS has changed to due date for Partnership taxes from the traditional April 15th to March 15th. There was no fanfare, just a notice that we owed $585 in fees for filing late. We did our due diligence and had the fees waived for this year, with the understanding that the only reason that was granted was our previous good standing with Uncle Sam. Whew, that would have been a chunk of change.

As for Hunters of Gaia, we are finished with the final edit of 35 out of 70 chapters. Once Anne finishes her hack, it’s off to the beta readers.

Eric is busy fiddling with the beginning of the Ocular, our latest horror novel, while Nancy is fiddling with the ending. Hopefully, they meet in the middle.

And finally, we are in the process of mocking up a new cover for Hunters of Gaia, one more in tune with the first book in the series. We haven’t completely scrapped the first one but we’re considering our options.

Our friend Deborah Wolf has had a fantastic book launch for her fantasy novel, The Dragon’s Legacy, published by Titan Books. If you are looking for a new read, we highly recommend checking out Deb’s book.

You can find it on Amazon at:

We hope you are enjoying the May sunshine. We’ve finally got some here in the Pacific Northwest.

Thanks for your patience,

Anne, Nancy, and Eric

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First Round of Final Edits – Done!

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Hunters of Gaia is the second book in our New Mother Earth science fiction series. The story begins where we left off in the first book, Exiles of Gaia.

We are excited to tell you that our first round, and as of this morning, our second round of final edits on Hunters of Gaia are done! This means we have just one more round to go before we are ready to polish up the formatting and send it off to our beta readers for their input. It has been a long road to get to this point but we finally made it.

In addition to final edits and formatting, we’ll be drafting dedications, writing a cover blurb and synopsis, and fine tuning our cover image. Self-publishing a book is a big job, but at least we get to split the tasks between the three of us.

As for what else we’ve been doing this past week…business taxes. It never gets any easier.

We hope that Spring has brought you more than allergies.

Best wishes,

Anne, Nancy, and Eric

 

 

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Spring Break!

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Spring Break has started in Oregon. The birds are chirping, the flowers are blooming, and the allergies are kicking in. Fear not, dear readers, for we continue to make progress on final edits on Hunters of Gaia, the sequel to Exiles of Gaia. We are very excited to be so close.

As of the end of this week, Eric has finished editing through chapter 60. With only ten chapters to go, he is on track to finish by the end of the month, give or take a few days. Nancy is cleaning up behind him and Anne is ready to do a final read-through. After all that, we’ll polish up the formatting and send it on to our beta readers. We’re shooting to hit the publish button before summer hits.

This week, Anne will be out of town, traveling with family. Nancy’s gearing up to fill her new greenhouse. Eric, poor sod, has to work his real job but he’ll also be squeezing in some time for writing and family.

Happy Spring!

Anne, Nancy, and Eric

 

 

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Spring Fever

Hunters of Gaia Cover 10-15-15.jpgProposed cover design for our second Gaia book, coming soon!

Finally, the weather has improved and so has our productivity. Eric has been editing up a storm the past few weeks, completing work on Hunters of Gaia through chapter 45. Nancy and Anne are struggling to keep up the pace. Barring any unforeseen events, we are on track to finish final edits by the end of March. Once those are done, we’ll do one final read-through and then we’ll pass it on to our beta reader.

We are looking forward to finishing a new book. It’s been a long time since our last one, Holly Virginia, was released over a year ago. We do what we can, when we can but it finally feels like we’re in a good place to get things done. So that’s what we’re going to do.

As always, we appreciate our friends, family and readers. Without your support, we’d have no reason to write. Happy Spring!

Anne, Nancy, and Eric

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