Friday, August 14, 2015

Reflecting on "The Tempest: A Gisborne Novel"

Has it really been five and a half years since the publication? It doesn't seem that long.

Original Cover,
2010 Edition
Maybe it's silly to reflect on this little story I began in 2009, when so many of us were in denial about the ending of Robin Hood The Gisborne Show. Like a lot of fans, I took to my keyboard and churned out an alternate story for our Guy, giving him a happy ending. It started out simple enough as I shared it on a few fanfic sites. I didn't expect much to come of it. It was just a way for me to express my thoughts.

But a funny thing happened. I kept getting messages from people who had read it and *GASP!* really, really liked it. They wanted to know if I thought about making it available in print form. I had known a lot of the RA ladies for a few years, so I decided...what the heck? I was already familiar with POD (Print on Demand) publishing, so I made it available on Amazon and let it go from there. I sent out a few requested copies, and started working on another project.

Second Edition, 2014
Who could have guessed that in 2015, this story would still be on my mind? I never imagined this tale would evolve into a REAL book, but evolve it truly did, even taking a turn away from the BBC series to change into a fully-developed story all of its own. Some of this was thanks to reader feedback, both positive and negative. Everyone who has read this book has contributed to its betterment. Even those who didn't like it (As some of us know, it has its passionate haters) have given me the encouragement to improve upon the writing and the development of the characters. But to the loyal fans who have given it such love and praise, know that this writer loves you all from the bottom of my heart.

I think about Guy and Cassia all the time. They pop into my head at the strangest times. Sometimes, I even dream about them. I guess that's why I keep these Gisborne stories going. They just won't be silenced! Not that it's a bad thing...

And who could have guessed it would still have such a loyal fanbase? Not me, that's for sure! But it looks like the Gisbornes are here to stay, at least for a few more years. Just to update the fans on what I hope to accomplish...


Rebel Mine has been on the back-burner for a while, thanks to my 60 - 70 hour work week at my "Real" job. But as summer is coming to an end, so is the grueling work schedule. Starting in September, I'm back to being a normal human again, which makes the Muse very happy. And I have a vacation coming as well, so I hope to get a lot accomplished. Wish me luck! 


My Lady Gisborne is getting a second edition! This book is far and away my most popular novel. So for all of you die-hard fans, don't worry - it's not changing that much. But I do need to make a few adjustments here and there. Since I did the revision of "The Tempest," there are a few story points that need to be tweaked. And I might add a bit more Simon, since he seems to be a favorite with the ladies...

(Coming in Spring 2016)


The Baron's Lady will get a second edition as well, but I'm hoping to vastly improve this book the second time around. It isn't my best effort, I will admit, although it has its fans. When I wrote it, I was going through a very difficult time in my life and the writing clearly suffered. Hopefully, I'll make it a more worthy edition to the series.

(Coming in Fall 2016)


A Gisborne Anthology, Hardcover and Kindle

Once all of the Gisborne novels are complete, I'm hoping to finish off the entire series with a special hardcover edition that covers all four novels, and might also include some bonus material. This is still a ways off, but it's definately in my plans to have the entire saga told from beginning to end. The Kindle/EBook edition will be available to the general public, but I'm thinking that the hardcover will be a limited edition just for fans. 

Want to know more? Just send me a message here or on Facebook/Twitter. I'd be happy to chat about this. 



1 comment:

  1. Hey Chick ;)

    I'm a hardcore fan of yours and am looking forward to all of those especially the hardcover :)