Sunday, February 1, 2015

Instagram and New Website

So welcome to my new website! I've been trying to find a theme that I really liked and I think this one will definitely do me until I want another change. I've joined Instagram recently - you can find me at @alysha_king_ or just click on the Instagram icon to the left. You can also follow me on Facebook and Twitter, although my Twitter account is probably not as active as my FB and Instagram accounts. You'll find that my Instagram is not all about the books - I have lots of other things I enjoy doing so you'll be able to check it all out there!

Hope to see you on the interwebs!

Thursday, January 29, 2015

Better late than never, I suppose!

So it's been a while. Like, forever a while, really. That said, I've been plodding away at Book #2 and hoping to have it finished in the next couple of months. I've also decided to redo the cover of the The Order of the Rose and include some illustrations drawn by the wonderful Katie (you can find her on Instagram here). Her work is fantastic and I'm so glad to be able to work with her on this project.

Well I better get back to pirates and mermaids (who doesn't love pirates and mermaids, hey?). Hopefully I'll be back soon for more of an update!

Friday, July 19, 2013

Pre-order Details for Signed Copies

You can order a signed copy now! This is a pre-sale, so you will need to pay now. Your signed copy will find its way to your mailbox around the end of September 2013.

How Do I Get A Copy?
Step 1: Send your name and address via a Private Message on my Facebook page or to my email. Here are the links:

Step 2: I will calculate your postage based on your location. I will then let you know via email or Facebook message along with my paypal details.
Step 3: Send your money through to be put on the official order list.
Step 4: Wait for your book to arrive!

If you find your postage is too high or you just can't afford it at the moment, do not worry! Order the book later when it comes out on Amazon and then order a signed bookplate from me to stick in your book. Don't feel obligated to accept my postage quote - you will only be added to the official order list once you have paid!

I cannot refund you your money if you change your mind after the closing date as I will order the books straight away and the money will have left my hands.


 Orders will close at midnight AEST (which is +10 on your international clocks) on the 27th of July 2013. I'm really sorry but I will not be taking orders after this time.

Thursday, July 18, 2013

All the news!

It's been soooo long! That said, I tend to find vlogs so much easier to do (especially the lazy, non-edited type) so I might post those more than actual blogs. That said, everything is going really well with the set-up for my book through createspace (Amazon's publishing platform) and it should be right to go mid-September if the IRS gets back to me in a decent time frame. I'm just waiting on an American version of a tax file number so that any copies sold through Amazon are taxed properly, but until then, I am able to order my own copies and sell them myself. So keep an eye out because I'll be doing a pre-order of copies that I will sign and send out myself very soon. Hopefully I'll make a proper announcement this weekend regarding prices etc.

Until then, here is the front cover of my book - it looks so awesome in real life!

Thursday, April 11, 2013

Holy Manuscript, Batman!

So it's been a while since I've been on here and actually blogged. I manage to keep up with my vlogging nowadays more so if you're keen on that instead, check me out at YouTube. If not, here's what's been happening:

- I'm just about to send my manuscript off to my editor - eep! It's a monster too, at 417 pages single-sided. Like the title says - holy manuscript, Batman!
- My daughter, Sophie, turned 2. She now uses full sentences and freaks me out daily with how big she's gotten.
- My husband and I are off to Japan next week for a 2 week holiday, sans child! It's been 6 years since I was there last so it's going to be super exciting. We're doing enormously geeky things like visiting the Ghibli Museum in Tokyo and going to a ninja village where you actually get to dress up like one and throw ninja stars and the like!
- And I'm making headway on my second novel - already over 30,000 words into it so it looks promising (I'm aiming to have the first draft done by the end of the year at least).

So that's what's been happening. I'll be trying to do daily vlogs from Japan starting next week so keep an eye out for those!



Saturday, February 23, 2013

Wedding Photography - Diani and Rabie

So another thing I love to do is photography, so much so that I have a little side business called Random Hat Photography. Today I got to take pictures for a friend of mine for her wedding, which was very exciting. Lanyon Homestead in Canberra was our backdrop and the rain held off long enough for us to get some gorgeous shots. Here's a sneak peek (isn't she gorgeous!?) -

Monday, February 18, 2013

Book #2

So I've got an editor lined up to go over my first book - woohoo! This genuinely the coolest thing ever to have someone who is not a friend or family member go over my manuscript. It's both amazing and terrifying at the same time.
All this excitement has been the best motivation and so far I'm passed 21,000 words on the sequel to The Order of the Rose. I've managed to belt out at least 1500 words a day so I'm hoping to keep that up. My goal is to get this one finished my the end of the year. There - I said it. It's out there. I now have an even bigger motivation  not to fail. It's going to be one full-on year!!