Although I’m way behind where I’d like to be in producing volume 2, things are moving along in the process of formally publishing volume 1 of Jake and the Dynamo.
I recently got back in contact with Roffles Lowell, our illustrator, who’s busy producing the internal illustrations.
I also squared things away with my editor. I didn’t want to mention it in a post before things were definite, but I can now say that the editor is L. Jagi Lamplighter. She’s the author of the Prospero’s Children series and the YA Books of Unexpected Enlightenment. Her editing services come highly recommended by writers in the circles I run in, and she’s edited several respected books including Brian Niemeier’s bestselling and Dragon Award-winning Soul Cycle.
So far, she has this to say:
I finished all the previous projects and have started on yours. I cannot tell you how hard I laughed when I got to the dark queen questioning the lighting.
And the fifth grade thing is so horrible and funny!
A few chapters in but really enjoying it so far.
Although my original plan was simply to self-publish, there are some small-press efforts I wouldn’t mind being a part of, so exactly what I’m doing once the editing process is complete is still up in the air, but I’ll keep you informed.