Big News!

As you may know, J.R. Murdock and I collaborated a couple years ago on a book. We wrote what we hoped would be the first book in a new YA/Steampunk/Superhero series. Writing as a team was a real learning experience with ups and downs, but we managed to finish the book, currently titled “Jack Kane and the Statue of Liberty”. J.R. wrote the protagonist POV and I wrote the antagonist. The story went through several editorial iterations before we felt it was ready to submit. And submit we did! And today, I am very pleased to announce that we have signed a book deal with Champagne Books. The book should be out in the fall of 2014. And, in case […]

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Let’s Talk Collaborative Writing

Just about two years ago, JR Murdock and I decided to undertake the grand adventure/experiment of collaborating on a book. We both knew each other virtually through Twitter and through each other’s writing, but we had never really talked. So, I extended the invitation to JR and we began to discuss the pros and cons of working together on a book. The first thing we had to nail down was what the book would actually be about. Seems like an obvious thing to know going in, don’t you think? The truth was, we knew it had to have humour in it, it had to be fantastic and that was about it. The idea of Steampunk was probably one of the […]

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Get Published Episode 85 – Jeff Minkevics talks Cover Design

http://media.blubrry.com/getpublished/p/www.michellplested.com/wp-content/uploads/GetPublished/GetPublished-Episode85.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSSI hope you aren’t getting tired of me walking you through the various aspects of my journey to getting Mik Murdoch, Boy Superhero published. I’ve had the great fortune to speak with many authors about their own publishing experiences, and now that I’m on that same road, I want to tell you everything I can about my own in hopes that it will help you. With that in mind, in today’s episode, I talk to Jeff Minkevics, a fantastic artist and close friend. I had the great fortune of having Jeff create the cover for Mik Murdoch. We sat down at a local pub and talked about covers […]

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