January 23, 2013 - We have emerged on the other side of the submission and proofing process, and are triumphant! The book is immediately available at the Createspace website itself, but will be propagating to our Amazon page for Interphase within the next several days. For now, this link will take you to the print edition, for those of you who've been waiting to get your hands on a physical copy!
Interphase at Createspace
January 20, 2013 - Some issues have cropped up between our ancient word documents and Createspace's PDF conversion program. We've been working through the weekend on the process, but it doesn't look like we'll be able to get the book through review to publishing tonight. We've got a couple new pieces of software that we're using to try and iron out the conversion, so with any luck, we'll have the print edition release tomorrow.
Stay tuned for the release annoucement soon!
January 17, 2013 - The epic conclusion of Bastion of Steel is here! Head on over to the Webvella link to see how this stage of the journey ends. We'll be having a pause on the webvella for the next month or so to focus our efforts on our next major project as well as prepping the e-book releases for Episode I and II, so if you're looking for the live-updated stuff, check back toward the end of February.
In the meantime, Interphase has been going gangbusters in the free promo. We peaked at #6 in the free Sci-Fi Adventure category, and many more folks have now had a chance to see what lies beyond the gate. We've got the finishing touches on the print edition, so assuming that there's no delays with Createspace, we'll be releasing the paperback on Sunday.
We'll have more news in the coming weeks about the next big project, as well as those promised upgrades to the site!
January 14, 2013 - Tonight's update is going to be rolled into Thursday's for a 2-part finale to Bastion of Steel. Check back then for the conclusion to this arc of the story!
Interphase begins its free promo tomorrow, and will be available at no charge until the end of the week, and Sunday should mark the release of the print edition of the book. If you know anyone who's been curious but hasn't made the leap, give them a nudge to check out the book for free!
January 10, 2013 - The next update is available, drawing us closer to the finale of Bastion of Steel
. Check back next week to see how this Episode ends!
In other news, Interphase
should be ready for print release next week. As a promotion for the paperback edition, we'll be offering the e-book version for free, tentatively from Monday through Friday. If you know anyone who's been waiting to try the book out, let them know about this chance to get a free copy!
January 7, 2013 - Technical difficulties have cropped up with tonight's update, so we'll be pushing it back to tomorrow. Check back in the evening to see what happens next for Dronkhar and Ilinnia!
January 3, 2013 - Bastion of Steel
has another new update tonight, so check out how the story has developed! Also, we'll be running a free promotion for Interphase
for several days leading up to the release of the print edition. Keep an eye on this space for more details, especially if you haven't had a chance to check out the book yet!
December 31, 2012 - A Happy New Year to all of our readers out there, especially one particular reader already trailblazing through 2013 out in Australia! Dronkhar and Ilinnia have decided to ring in the new year with a new installment. Check back on Thursday for the next update, along with more information on the paperback release for Interphase
December 27, 2012 - Welcome back, and Happy Holidays to all! The latest update to Bastion of Steel
is now up, and we'll be resuming our Monday/Thursday posting schedule. In addition, we'd like to announce the imminent release of the paperback version of Interphase
, available soon through Amazon. The site upgrades we've been working on should also be going online within the next couple weeks. We've got more plans in store for the coming year, so check back again soon to see the latest for the Talesmiths!
December 13, 2012 - We're going to making a schedule adjustment for the webvella, given family visits, holiday events and some extra work over the next week and a half. We'll be postponing updates until December 27th, along with some minor upgrades to the site during the intervening span.
We'll see you on the other side of the holiday, with a nice story present!
December 10, 2012 - And Episode II - Bastion of Steel
is live! Check back on Monday and Thursday evenings for more updates in the ongoing story of The War of Blood and Iron
December 9, 2012 - Progress on rewriting what we lost has been solid, and it's looking good for the release of Episode II tomorrow, so check back in the evening to rejoin the adventures of Dronkhar and Ilinnia!
December 6, 2012 - And we're back. Apologies for our extended absence. Before the weekend, we suffered a primary hard drive malfunction. Despite our best efforts, the drive was a total loss, so we had a lovely wait as a new drive was rush shipped over from Newegg. Thankfully, we have a habit of backing things up on a semi-regular basis, so there wasn't a great deal lost.
Unfortunately, part of what was lost was the material for Episode II that we were preparing for release. We've still got our notes and such, so it shouldn't take us too long to reassemble the story and get the first portion posted, but it's going to be a moderate delay. The goal is to have material ready to go for this coming Monday, but at this point, we're not offering any guarantees. We'll keep posting updates as we get closer to next week, and we look forward to sharing the next portion of Dronkhar and Ilinnia's story soon!
November 26, 2012 - Due to some unforseen circumstances, we're going to have to push back the start of Bastion of Steel
until next Monday. Once it starts, updates will be coming Monday and Thursday evenings, so check back soon!
November 23, 2012 - Here's hoping that the rest of our American readers had a Happy Thanksgiving yesterday!
For those of you who've been looking for Interphase
on Barnes & Noble and Kobo, we've taken those down for the time being to enroll (at the advice of those more experienced and wiser then us) in KDP Select for a 90-day period. So for now, Amazon is the place to find our book!
In other news, The War of Blood and Iron
continues with the opening of Episode II - Bastion of Steel
this coming Monday. Dronkhar and Ilinnia are back, and expect to see some new faces as the story continues!
November 14, 2012 - First day sales were higher than we were expecting, pushing us to #30 on the Hot New Sci-Fi Adventure list on Amazon, so a big thanks to everyone who picked up a copy yesterday!
November 12, 2012 - And we're live! A little later in the day than I'd initially planned (and almost not still on the 12th...) but Interphase
is now out there. Amazon was the first out of the gate, but we'll be adding the other links as they come up:
We'll have more annoucements this week regarding Episode II of The War of Blood and Iron
as well as some hints about our next big project. Thanks to those of you who've been following us through the start of our career, and here's hoping we can continue to create new worlds for you in the years to come!
November 11, 2012 - And so it begins...
Monday, 11/12/12 - Another World Awaits Within - Interphase
November 2, 2012 - We're just in a holding pattern now, waiting for approval from the state/county for our business application. Interphase is ready for release, and we'll be hitting Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Apple, Smashwords and Kobo within a day or two of getting the OK.
We're also prepping for the physical release of the book, which should come about a month after the e-book release, and as we've been threatening for a couple months now, we'll be resuming The War of Blood and Iron. More news as it develops!
October 3, 2012 - Well, September came and went, and things were quiet on the site. This was due to life being largely un-quiet off the site. Here's a few updates as to where things are and are headed for us:
-We're getting the finishing touches on the cover for Interphase in preparation for its imminent release.
-Our publishing company, through which we'll be releasing all of our work, is in the process of being registered.
-And we are getting ready to start Episode II of The War of Blood and Iron.
Check back with us later this month for more news about the upcoming release of Interphase as well as the first installments of the next webvella episode!
August 16, 2012 - Happy birthday wishes go out to our brother today! The final entry in Shadow of the Dar'Gol has been posted, bringing this arc of the story to a close. We'll be starting up Episode II in September, in the meantime, be on the lookout soon for the impending release of Interphase!
August 13, 2012 - The finale for Shadow of the Dar'Gol is going to be pushed back til Thursday. We'll be taking a break once Episode I is completed to finish getting our publishing company online, and releasing both Interphase and Shadow of the Dar'Gol in e-book formats. Once that is taken care of, we'll be resuming The War of Blood and Iron with Episode II. Check back Thursday to see how this part of the story ends!
August 6, 2012 - With today's update, we've caught up through the entirety of the original tale, so for those who've followed the story from the beginning, look forward to brand new material for Shadow of the Dar'Gol starting on Thursday!
July 31, 2012 - Due to a small technical hiccup related to changing ISPs, the Monday posting for Shadow of the Dar'Gol was posted a little later then intended, but this should be a one time deal. The story is halfway over, tune in Thursday as it continues!
July 26, 2012 - Well, we've got some potential good news on the horizon, employment wise, which should see us back to working on our next major project full time! In the space between, enjoy more updates to Shadow of the Dar'Gol.
July 19, 2012 - As promised, The War of Blood and Iron has begun! Episode 1 - Shadow of the Dar'Gol is up at the webvella link for your perusal. Future updates will be on Monday and Thursday evenings, so check back regularly to see how the story progresses!
July 15, 2012 - And we're back! Several new developments have trickled in over the last year, so here's a few highlights for what to expect from the site and from us over the coming weeks:
-Interphase, our first novel, will be released soon, and will be available through Amazon, B&N, and most outlets where you can purchase e-books. A paperback edition will be following shortly afterwards.
-The Tale of Dronkhar and Ilinnia is going to be taken down temporarily and retooled slightly. Look for the rerelease starting on Thursday as The War of Blood and Iron. The first episode Shadow of the Dar'Gol will be familiar to those of you who've been following the webvella, but there will be some new material mixed in as well as the remainder of the story. The webvella will be updated on Mondays and Thursdays moving forward, so be sure to check in regularly to see what happens!
-The forums will be taken down. While they were a fun idea to begin with, they're not in line with where we're going with the site in the future. As always, you can reach us through our e-mails or through the comments in the Taleblog.
We've got alot of stuff planned for the forseeable future, including e-book collections of the completed webvella episodes, so keep an eye out, the Talesmiths are back in action!
June 2, 2011 - More updates to The Tale of Dronkhar and Ilinnia. The first arc of the story will be drawing to a close soon, which means we'll have a brand new webvella to introduce. Watch this space for more news!
April 19, 2011 - So it turns out, working on a new novel isn't a good excuse for not updating the site, but there ya go. Kel has some new entries to the Taleblog, and The Tale of Dronkhar and Ilinnia has resumed with new episodes. We're holding off on releasing the teaser for the new project until we get a bit farther along, but we'll keep you posted when it's on the way!
September 30, 2010 - Things have been a bit quiet on the site this month, but it's been in preparation for a big annoucement! We've begun principal work on our next novel, and will be releasing a new teaser to the site soon, after our beta readers have had a crack at it. Work was delayed for a bit as there was some recovering from illness that needed to happen, but we're back on track. Also, check out the latest episode in the webvella!
September 7, 2010 - New updates to The Tale of Dronkhar and Ilinnia. Also, if you're interested in joining the Beta Reader group for our next writing project, then head on over to the forums and give us a hey, howdy or whatnot.
August 26, 2010 - While we had every intent of the previous update not being an April Fool's joke, it looks like we didn't succeed in that endeavor. Now, with an employment change and domicile relocation behind us, we are happy to announce that we're back to actively updating the site, so expect new blog entries as well as more updates to The Tale of Dronkhar and Ilinnia. A big thanks to those that have continued to visit the site even in our absence. We promise to make it up to you with more goodies! (including a new teaser to our current writing project next month)
April 1, 2010 - Due to a rather challenging work environment over the last couple of weeks, the webvella has been in dire need of updates. While the difficulties are likely to persist for the next few months, the updates should begin flowing again very soon. We'll be moving to updating every two or three days, so not quite the breakneck pace we started with, but for those of you who've been waiting to find out where the story goes, Dronkhar and Ilinnia will be moving again tomorrow!
March 15, 2010 - The action continues in The Tale of Dronkhar and Ilinnia. Check out the Webvella link to read the latest updates!
March 10, 2010 - The new forums are active and ready to be jumped on! Head on over to the Talehall, setup a username and have at em.
March 8, 2010 - The Taleblog is now up and running. If you're looking for a peek into our (mostly Kel's) minds, then head on over and enjoy!
March 7, 2010 - Our first webvella, The Tale of Dronkhar and Ilinnia, has begun. The story thread will be updated daily, so head on over and check it out!
March 6, 2010 - Welcome to the brand new (under construction) home for the writings and ruminations of Jonathan and Kira Wilson. Here, we'll be sharing some information about ourselves, some peeks into upcoming works, the daily story thread (webvella), and Kelaren's thoughts on stuff. Feel free to leave comments in the blog or on the forum, or give us a friendly e-mail (or unfriendly if you really need to x.x). More things will be added as we work on mastering our web-skills, so bear with us and enjoy the show!
At the urging of those 'in the know' we've posted up an excerpt from our completed manuscript. At last, thar be content here!