According to the date of my last post here, it’s been almost a year since I updated anything. Has it really been that long? With births, pandemics, and a general lack of sleep, time has really flown by. With things finally starting to settle down though, perhaps it’s time I got off my ass.
As people across the country buckle down to weather the Coronavirus, social distancing has proven a difficult thing for many to get used to. People are feeling isolated, and depression is on the rise. To help everyone get past this latest hurdle, many authors and publishers across a variety of media are offering large sales… Continue reading
Smashwords Read an Ebook sale is going on from March 1-7 over at Smashwords.com. Take advantage of huge discounts on the entire Ruu McKinney collection and catch up on some spring reading.
Smashwords.com is running its annual year-end sale, and all of my works are listed for 25-50% off their normal retail prices. Now is an excellent time to get started on the Gemsong Saga series, or to grab the newly released sequel, “A Man Named Zephyr”. Looking for something a bit lighter? My collections of short… Continue reading
It is with great pleasure that I announce the release of Gemsong Saga Volume 2: A Man Named Zephyr. It is currently available at smashwords, and will be distributed to all of the usual retailers within the next few weeks.
While it has been a long time coming, I am happy to announce that as of five minutes ago, editing for A Man Named Zephyr has been completed. It has been a very long road from start to finish, but I suppose that just makes finally finishing things all the sweeter – Even if it… Continue reading
I return from my update hiatus bearing good news! At long last, the manuscript for the second volume of the Gemsong Saga series is now complete! While there is still a good bit of editing to do, I’ve cleared the biggest hurdle, and it should all be downhill from here. Once the final editing is… Continue reading
It feels like it has been forever since I last sat down and wrote anything. While in reality, it has only been a little over four months, each day has passed both blindingly fast, and excruciatingly slow. Thankfully, my long hiatus is now over. I’m back, and ready to write. I’m out of practice and… Continue reading
When I started my break in March, I already had plans for how to fill the extra time. The Candle and Quill section of the website was put up, I got on top of releases, and even found time to work on A Man Named Zephyr. Things were looking good, and I was ready to… Continue reading
The Candle and Quill home page is now up and running. A wealth of information about the magazine and its content is now easily accessible. Simply click one of the links in the top Nav-bar and see everything the Candle and Quill has to offer. In addition, the Ruu McKinney website has gotten a full… Continue reading
Issue 05 of the Candle and Quill is now complete and pending release with smashwords.com. With the departure from Patreon, getting the Candle and Quill’s home page online is my main priority. This will require substantial work, and I’ll be taking March off to handle it and the rest of my backlog.
The Candle and Quill project will be leaving Patreon as of issue 04’s release. From this point forward, all current and future releases will be available via Smashwords.com as well as several other online retailers. This change comes after much thought, and has been prompted by several factors, as explained below.