In my last blog post, I briefly mentioned the young artists whose drawings were chosen to appear in the new book, Dragons of Remini. They were kind enough to send me photos of themselves, and here they are!
Thanks again to all three of you. Your contributions add so much to the book—it’s wonderful! I really hope you’ll send new entries, too, when we call for readers’ artwork to be featured in book four of the series (Dragons of the Past) later this year.
Happy reading, everyone—and enjoy the artwork, too! And, if you can, I hope you’ll help me out by taking a few moments to send your thoughts on Dragons of Remini. And the earlier books too, if you haven’t already. I couldn’t begin to tell you how valuable your input is. Priceless!
Stay safe—but don’t forget to have some adventures, too. Especially the creative kind.
It’s a new year and a new beginning!
Dragons of Remini—Book Three in The Dragon of Nibiru series—will be available in your local store and on Amazon in a few weeks. I received a few preliminary copies, which I signed and distributed to some eager fans. You should have heard the responses—quite a lot of “Yippee!” and “It’s about time!” I agree completely. 😊 I hope they enjoy Celine and Fianna’s newest adventures, and hope you all will too. And soon!
Here’s the front cover, created by Danielle Hebert:
I think that’s stunning, and the readers who’ve seen it have said so too. What do you think?
In preparing Dragons of Remini, I wrote a blog post here to invite readers to submit artwork for inclusion in the published book. Team Nibiru thanks all of you who took the time and care to create and submit your wonderful drawings and paintings. It was a tough job to decide which ones to include, but we managed to narrow it down to three young artists’ awesome creations. Katrin Hierl-Steinbauer, Jordyn Polowaniuk and Brianne Robins were the artists we picked, and we hope you’ll enjoy their work as much as we do. You’ll hear and see more about them in an upcoming blog post.
Later in the year we will be doing this again—this time for the fourth book in the series, Dragons of the Past. So stay tuned, watch the blog here for the call for submissions, and if you feel inspired to get a head start, go right ahead! (In truth, we’d be happy to see your creative works any time. Don’t hesitate to send them!)
Here’s a photo of the first load of fresh, new copies, packaged up and ready for the trip home from the printer. Some of what you see here is actually new copies of The Dragons of Nibiru and Dragons of Earth; both are still in demand, which is very gratifying to your faithful author!
And here's your author with the trusty Dragonmobile, loaded and ready to roll! (Haven't quite worked up to flying yet, but stay tuned. I just have to find the right spell...
The first copies of Dragons of Remini were hand delivered to Maggy Davidson, owner of Spirit Quest Books in nearby Salmon Arm, British Columbia. Maggy has been very supportive of me and my books since I first met her in 2017. I’ve done a few signings at her store and look forward to doing more once the covid restrictions ease.
Bookingham Palace bookstore, also in Salmon Arm, has also been wonderfully supportive. They were the next to receive a batch of the new book. Readers have been calling Bookingham to ask if my next book was available yet, so I’m very glad to be able to deliver.
Some of my co-workers at the utility company have encouraged me in my writing career. I have used some of their names for characters and places in my stories (good characters and places!) to show my appreciation for their support.
Below you can see Princess, who is stoked that her human, Kate, finally has the next book in the series. Princess loves to cuddle up to Kate at reading time, so the new adventure is making them both happy.
Here is a shot of Kate showing the book to Otter, who lives with one of her friends. Otter checked it out carefully and advised his human to get a copy, too.
And here’s the lovely Amanda showing off her new copy.
Thanks to each and every one of you for your support in this adventure. I look forward to hearing your thoughts about Dragons of Remini. Your feedback is more important than you might realize.
Lorna J. Carleton
Hello! I'm Lorna. I thought I'd let you know a bit about me, as the author of a tale I hope you'll love.