Please Consider this Powerful Ministry

sponsor a child inn ministries

Monday, July 02, 2007

I really LOVE the mail! This just in...

I opened up my front door and found this cool, little white tube from my publisher on the porch. Inside was a shiny new dustcover for the soon to be released Isle of Swords. My scanner is pretty small, so I couldn't get all of it in, but please take a look at the front and back cover. I just have to hit my knees and say THANK YOU, GOD. I'm still in awe that Tommy Nelson Publishing saw something in my stories worthy of this kind of production. Gold foil titling, sweet multicolor images on dustcover and hardcover, colored inks inside--I don't get it, but I am grateful.




August 8th is the Official Release Date for
Isle of Swords
I hope readers of The Door Within Trilogy will enjoy
my venture into a new genre. I'm currently working on the
sequel to Isle of Swords. After that, God willing, its
back to fantasy in a BIG way.


16 comments:

Pais Charos said...

They look AWESOME! I look forward to the release of Isle of Swords. Hehe, hopefully by them I'll have read at least the first book in The Door Within trilogy :)

Brett said...

I'm quivering with anticipation right now! It looks so fantastical! :-)
August 8th...Borders here I come!!!!

Galactic Overlord-In-Chief said...

Pure awesomeness!!!

- Jason

everlastingscribe said...

;) Somehow m'lord I have a hunch that there's some fantasy in Isle of Swords too. Call it a gut feeling. It's just not 'high fantasy' which isn't really my thing anyway.

Galactic Overlord-In-Chief said...

I think WTB said there would be a touch of fantasy in IOS.

- Jason

Roheryn said...

Oooh! Shiney!!!
It looks REALLY good!
I plan to have read the whole Door Within Trilogy by then ((If I can get it from the bookstore <_<))
So, I will pick up Isle of Swords when it comes out! seeing as I already have an August bookstore visit planned!

PatShand said...

That's such a beautiful cover. It must be awesome to see the fruits of your hard work.

And I always thought pirate stories was considered to be fantasy. I know "PoC" is.

I can't wait until August. We've got this, the next Buffy Season Eight comics, the new Gilda Joyce book, the new book by Stephenie Meyer...

Can't forget July though, double the Harry Potter fun with movie 5 and book 7.

Oh wow I love reading.

GarthTrekker said...

Congratulations. Cover looks great. Appreciate you popping by Bloggin' Outloud as well. Best wishes on the tour. Lyn

Justin B. said...

this summer, book releases are so great. Add in Dragonfire, Enoch's Ghost, HP Book 7, and Isle of Swords. Looks like this summer I will be broke.

Brett said...

You do realize that you'll have to set up an IoS website now, don't you? ;-)

Amy Browning said...

Ooo - Brett - great idea! I can hear the ching of metal on metal, as we peruse the pages of Isle of Swords!

For some reason, the shiny gold lettering seems very WTB-ish. After all, The Door Within Trilogy books on my shelf all have metallic lettering. But gold is - well, just cool!

Congratulations!

BTW - I've always viewed pirate stories as Fantasy/Adventure. Pirates usually have some crazy, other-worldly explainations for all kinds of happenings. The adventure part is pretty obvious.

I think all great Fantasy stories have adventure at their heart. Where would Aidan and Antoinette be without a desperate quest?

Merrie Destefano said...

Gorgeous cover, Wayne! I love it!

MichaelBashaw said...

Wow, I can't wait for the book! And I'm already excited for the sequel!!!!!

WayneThomasBatson said...

Thanks, all. I'm positively stoked! Working on the sequel for IoS right now--very big things in store for you all...

Heh, heh, heh

Leathel said...

Very nice. I have to say, I have been thoroughly impressed with the product Tommy Nelson has produced for you.

Sharon Hinck said...

Awesome!
I'm telling God thank you on your behalf. :-)
I'm delighted for you1!!