I’m so glad I can finally show you what I’ve been working on! Here’s a little bit more about the book:
14-year-old Katrina Kamiya’s got some pretty good relationships going in her small, magical hometown of Atlantis, Massachusetts. But when she finds out that her long time friend, Matt Michaels, wants to get married to his controlling girlfriend, Katrina starts noticing something off about them.
Until now, Matt had been keeping his relationship problems a secret, but the closer she looks, the more Katrina believes that his problems, and their heartbreaking consequences, are too important for him to ignore. And now, she’s determined to make him face them. Will he hear what she has to say? Or will her feelings about him only get in her way?
If everything goes my way, it’ll be available in July — which means I have to get back to work!
On Tuesday, June 6, the cover for SWANS OF ATLANTIS will be revealed! If you’d like to see it a whole day before everyone else, AND have exclusive access to a prequel story for the book, you can join my newsletter right now at clmannarino.com/news
How much do you
your day job?
every time you have a free minute?
What are you willing to
Because you’ll have to say no,
you know, and
just to the things you
We all only get
hours in a day. So
what will you spend
Are you willing to take a
How about two?
Are you willing to
the hard things
as well as the good? Are you willing to
if you have to? Or maybe even
parts of your dream that
no longer work?
Do you know how to set goals,
for yourself? Are you willing to
save, knowing you may
get to leave your day job?
How hard are you willing to
work? How much do you
this thing you’re doing? Do you
it enough that it
how long it takes anyone else to appreciate it?
Is it enough that,
for a long time, the
person guaranteed to love it
It’s worrying your fingers while you wait for the dentist to come back and give you Novocaine for a wisdom tooth withdrawal.
It’s being the last group to perform in a series of short plays, and realizing you can’t remember your first line the second you get on stage.
It’s walking down the hall to find your basement door open, and then it hits you: where did you last see the cat? Did it get out?!
It’s the ticking clock in the back of your mind, counting down the days to when you move out for good. It’s wondering if it’ll really be alright, or if you’re just opening the door for something waiting in the wings.
I’m this close to finishing the prequel short story draft for my news friends, which I avoided all weekend because sad things are tough to write, and I wanted to get it right the first time. (I’ll be talking more about this, and some other changes I’m making, in the next news issue.)
Oh, and there’s also been progress with book edits. Somehow, they’re making it through all my efforts at procrastination.
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Also, from today through the end of the month, my book is only $0.99 on Amazon. <3