Tower/bench scene with Jeannie and Todd.
Thank you, everyone, for your continued support with The Caging at Deadwater Manor. As you know, though Deadwater Manor is fictional, the book is set in the vicinity of my home. So, I thought I'd share a few photos of the area! Here's a sneak peek of one of the scenes in the book!
Tower/bench scene with Jeannie and Todd.
It's Getting Closer!
Wow! March 31st is approaching fast! I'm getting everything ready for the book release and preparing the final finishes to the book. Could you help me spread the word? If so, here are some ideas:
Have a good weekend! --Sandie
Happy New Year, everyone! I hope this year brings much happiness and success to you. I'm looking forward to an exciting 2017 with launching two books and finishing up my third novel. This will come with lots of outreach and promotions which I'm excited to learn and share with you.
The Caging at Deadwater Manor has now been signed over to me from my former publisher (I decided to leave them), so now I own both the book and the book cover. Waiting for this delayed the December release, but it will give me time to prepare for the upcoming release in March 2017. I'm currently looking at book promotion options, blog hops and other ways to get the word out. As soon as I have an exact date of release, I'll let you know.
My second book is a young adult historical time travel which I describe on my home page. This was actually the first book I wrote and I've held back publishing it due to the Irish Gaelic that I included, requiring additional editing time. This will be a series titled, "Time Lands," and is about a teenage girl from today who meets a guy from 1849 Ireland who's living through the Great Irish Hunger. I plan on having the main characters, Carly Matthews and Liam Healy, explore a different time period and history for each novel, all the while trying to evade the pursuit of Liam's old landlord who wants nothing more than to bring her "slave" back to her time. The historical settings for each novel in the upcoming series will be unusual ones that you don't hear about too much in school. I can't wait to bring this series to you and for you to join Carly and Liam on their adventures back through time. This book will be released in late 2017.
In the meantime, I'm currently writing a third novel titled, "Vision's Edge." This is another psychological thriller about a young man who is tortured by his past. I can't reveal much about the book for now, but I can say that he has a peculiar way of handling his pain.
Again, I hope you have a wonderful year ahead. Thank you for following my blog and watching for my upcoming book release!
Second Video Trailer Released Yesterday!
This week I created another video trailer for my upcoming book release. The scenery pictures were taken in a nearby park, and the videos were taken along a narrow road that parallels the Gulf Coast of Florida. This is what Jeannie was seeing as she road her bike to meet her friends at the beach in the beginning of the book. The video gives you a glimpse of the book setting and some of what I was envisioning as I wrote about the inside of the psychiatric hospital.
I also included one photo taken in an actual sanatorium before it was demolished. Can you tell which picture it is in the video? I'll include more information on the sanatorium, and how I was able to obtain the picture in the next newsletter.
Here's the link to the new video:
Thank you for viewing. There will be more insights on the book in next week's newsletter. Until then, have a great week!
Upcoming Facebook Events!
Hello everyone and welcome to my new subscribers!
This week, I thought I'd keep you up-to-date on my upcoming Facebook events, where you can stop by to see my newsfeeds about the book. These events are usually all day and numerous authors sign up for time slots. You can view mine as well as the other authors who usually offer great contests and giveaways such as signed copies of their books! This is similar to what you'd see in your local library where you can view new books and talk with the author -- only virtual! If you'd like to attend, just click on the links below, tap going or interested, and it will automatically show up in your Facebook feed the day of the event. You can also invite friends using the invite button at the top of the screen.
Upcoming Facebook Events:
The Old and The New Creation Celebration Author Take Over
by Jackson Christofer Sennil
October 3 at 12 PM to Oct 4 at 12 AM CDT
Sandie: Monday, October 3; 6 - 6:30 PM CDT; 7-7:30 PM EST
RISE Release Author Take Over
by Barbara Winkes
October 5 at 2 PM to October 8 at 8 PM EST
Sandie: Wednesday, October 5; 6-7 PM EST
Note: Facebook will default to showing most or all of the feeds once you click "going." If you do not want to see them all, you can change the notifications settings located below the event picture (you may need to click on the "..." button next to the invite button to see "Notification Settings").
I'm still waiting to hear from the publisher on the release. Thank you for your continued support. I truly appreciate it!
New Book Promotion Image!
Still waiting for word on the release date for my new novel. In the meantime, I've been creating some promotional images. Here's my latest:
I created this image on Canva and it was very easy. The window picture was free at the website, and then I just added a few more items. Best of all, the website saves the image for future use or edits. Let me know if you have any suggestions in the comments below.
I'm also looking for beta readers so I will have reviews for the book release. If you're interested in reading the book before it's released and leaving a review, let me know at firstname.lastname@example.org. I'll be setting up an easy form on my webpage that will provide review questions to make the process simpler. I need lots of reviews, so feel free to pass my email to anyone you think might be interested. More to come!
Hope you're all having a fantastic weekend and thanks for your support!
Hello everyone and welcome new subscribers!
It's been another whirlwind week here! Time goes by too fast - doesn't it? Hope everyone had a great week.
Here's the latest on my novels:
Take care and have fun! Sandie
Guest Author for Book Launch Tonight!
Hope everyone had a great week! Busy as always on my end. Here's the latest Novel News:
Take care and have fun! Sandie
This has been a busy and fun couple of weeks between gearing up for my cover reveal and keeping up with the social media. Just wanted to update you on my latest news. So here goes!
Hi there - this is the second blog for the "My First Book Cover Reveal" series. A few days ago, I began this series with some lessons learned during my first cover reveal, and my first cover reveal post. My thought was to share all the posts so that new authors would have an idea of what to use as material during a cover reveal, and for my readers to gain insight on me and my book - THE CAGING AT DEADWATER MANOR. This would have helped me tremendously, because I had no clue about what to post before starting. Luckily, the authors before me were experienced and I could get the hang of it before I was up.
Today, I'm posting my second post during the cover reveal. This post includes the blurb that will be on the back of the book, as well as the question, "What would you do if you were trapped (in a psychiatric hospital)?" The responses were primarily that most people would stay quiet and out of the way.
What would you do?
POST #2 - COVER REVEAL FOR THE CAGING AT DEADWATER MANOR
THE CAGING AT DEADWATER MANOR is a YA psychological thriller set along the Gulf Coast here in Florida. It’s my debut due to be released in late 2016 from Caliburn Press. I started writing novels about 8 years ago. During the day, I work as a geologist/manager and at nights and on weekends I spend a lot of time writing and doing social media.
Here’s the book blurb:
On a cold, January evening, fourteen-year-old Jeannie Kynde is told that her beloved mother drowned in the murky waters along Florida’s Gulf Coast. Her distraught father turns on Jeannie, no longer the caring father she once knew.
Four years later, Jeannie is finally old enough to escape her father’s clutches, but he has different plans. He imprisons her at Deadwater Manor, a psychiatric hospital with an unscrupulous past. Will she be locked away forever?
What would you do if you were trapped?
On that note, hope every has a fantastic weekend! --Sandie
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Sandie Will is an author who has a new YA psychological thriller - The Caging at Deadwater Manor. She is an avid blogger on this website as well as her science blog. She can be found on Twitter as @SandieWillBooks and @RockHeadScience, as well as her Facebook page at Sandie Will, Author.
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