New Cover for 2020

I wasn’t planning to make this announcement so soon, but: The second book in Wyrmwind Tales, has a title a cover and a release date.

But first, I just want to thank Dean F. Wilson for including me in his SFF Book Bonanza: New Releases, for November. 

If you don’t know Dean, he’s a science fiction author, a big supporter of the Indie Author community and he has been running this newsletter for a while now. Here, take a look:

You can check it out right here. I follow the SFF Book bonanza just to keep up with what’s new in Indie Publishing. Also, if you haven’t read Whalemoon yet, you can link over to the SFF Book Bonanza to get it.

Alright, enough ado, check out Dragon Wind and tell me what you think of it.

You can see the full cover over on the book page. It doesn’tcome out until next year, but I had all the pieces so I figured ‘d make it official.

It is…admittedly a little cheezy. Over the top.  But that’s the idea right?

Had I more time to nit-pick, I’d have found practical suit or armor. But this the art I had to work with. My designer took what he was given and knocked it out of the park.

On to the last bit of news: 2020

I’m in the Maritimes now. Yes it’s cold. No I don’t miss Florida yet, but I probably will, come January. It’s not full time, but I’ll be here a few years at least.

I’m writing full-time! So if you’re eagerly awaiting the next book, you can expect it to be ready a lot sooner.

Okay, technically I am working full-time as an editor. But it’s going very well for my own work.

I’ve got one poetry book just shy of being finished. Halfway through Dragon Wind. And…hmmm four or five chapters through the third Atlas Book.

I could use a few advance readers for the poetry book, so drop me a line if interested and I’ll send you a paperback in a few months.



Finally:  Conferences

I want to hit up some cons in 2020. Is there a Science Ficiton or Fantasy con near you that is too good to miss?  Let me know and I’ll put it on my list.

Whalemoon Map is Here

A map of Brodthrop Atoll

Imprisoned there on atoll bare
and spoke out from the deep
a warding poem inscribed in bone,
was bound in blood to keep.

Okay, so it’s not a world map, but it’s a start. I might wait until book three or four to do the whole world. I’ll probably do a map of the Dragon’s Gyre next, followed by a map of the Flowered Isles. I like the idea of starting small and building. It fits with the story.

Whalemoon Cover Reveal

Hey readers. I got into another group. Children of Atlas is one of many awesome stories in the Worlds of Wonder collection. They are right here.

How cool are those jellyfish?

There’s a certain mystical-historical quality that I try to capture when I write. It’s that sense of “awe” that fantasy writers always strive for. But it has always been a strange fit strange fit in my science fiction setting. Which is why I’m revealing a fantasy cover today.

I thought: why not bring my full-force to bear and write straight-up fantasy novel like the ones I grew up with.

I think you’ll notice two things when you check out the Worlds of Wonder group. You’ll find science fiction stories that have a bit of “awe” built-in. You’ll also notice that my old cover doesn’t stand up as well as it used to. Which is all the more reason I’m excited to launch a new book, with a brand-spanking new cover

In this book, and by working with my cover designer, I’ve tied to capture the same feeling of awe and amazement as the first time I picked up Wizard of Earthsea back in Middleschool.

Consider this a half-release. I’ll give the full, hi-res version next time along with a sample .

So in case you skipped it, go back and read some of the great authors the Worlds of Wonder. And while you’re over there imagine how cool this new cover is going to look in the next promo listing.

Whalemoon is set to come out at the end of the year. The sequel is well underway already! And Atlas book three…is coming along, I’m making very careful and meticulous progress in the Atlas world.

If you want a better look at how things are going, follow my new blog. This one that you’re on!

New Blog, 2019 Dustin Porta

I’ve been meaning to consolidate for years. Starting next week, this is where all of my blogs will be redirected to. So whether you are used to seeing updates at dustinporta.com, atlasturns.com or social media, you’ll now be getting them here.

Why? Cause it’s a pain in the butt keeping everything straight.

And because I trust wordpress to help me manage, track and archive my posts. Eventually I’ll host this blog on one of my own web addresses. But until I’m sure that I like it, I’ll be keeping it here and linking to it.

I won’t redirect the rss feeds right away. I may try and port some of the content to here first.

In the meantime here’s some cats. Feel free to comment if you have suggestions about wp themes and blog management.

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