I wrote about how ties and carpets have inspired ideas before, but here’s another thing that spurred an idea. You may actually recognize him from the cover of Mystery of the Stardust Monk.
This little monk statue was in the courtyard at the Anchor in Lincoln City, Oregon. Look at him closely and you’ll notice that he’s been cleaved in two it looks like. I always wondered how the split came about and what was holding him together. I think that’s why he sat in the back of my imagination.
Correction: I had 2 stories accepted into a Kobo promotion!
Considering the number of times that I’ve tried, this really is an accomplishment I feel proud of. Believe me, when I saw the email I thought, “Oh, here’s my rejection again.” Then, in the preview of the email I saw the word accepted and nearly choked. I was in a state of disbelief for a couple of hours.
So what’s the deal? From August 1st to the 8th on Kobo, they are running a 3 for $9 deal for readers in the U.S. and Canada. (The links above take you to the complete promotion – at least for the U.S. I did have to dig around for the promotion a bit, so I apologize to my Canadian readers for not being able to get them a better link and wish them the best of luck in find the promo.) The ebooks have to be in their promotion to get that pricing, so make sure your chosen selection says that it’s eligible for the deal.
This novella is meant to come before Stardust and further introduces the characters of Moonhunter and Balthier. I wanted to share this story with you before I start running the next story, which is going to be Dragons of Wellsdeep. I think it will be a good interlude for you.