Thursday, October 14, 2010 | By: Lynny Prince

Thursday October 14, 2010

What a week! Matt and I spent this past weekend and part of this week at Cumberland Gap, home of my relatives, the Cherokee, Shawnee and Irish. We had a wonderful time and I found tons of inspiration there for Ghostkiller: Beyond the Legend. I am happy to report that our heroes will find no shortage of adventure when they time travel to this area. I look forward to how this story plays out and to the future movie, for this one will be shot entirely in "Cantucke" I'm happy to say!

Also wanted to let you know that the book page on my website will be updated soon with more details about the second book.

Keeping it short and sweet today, as I have an appointment I am off to. I will leave you with this: Look for book excerpts soon. I plan to tantalize you with snippets in the near future!!

Best always,
Lynny
Thursday, October 07, 2010 | By: Lynny Prince

Thursday News!

Hi everyone,

My apologies for not blogging all week! I've had a really busy week and can't seem to find the time for anything I wanna do these days! Doctor appts. and such have kept me running for the most part, but now I can finally settle down...and its Thursday already LOL

A lot of people ask me how to go about getting their book published, and I have to tell you that it isn't easy. I am still having a heck of a time getting my book BACK out there, and I'm a published author already. It seems that now you have to lay all the ground work before a literary agent or publisher will even consider looking at you.

A long time ago, oh about the spring of 2006, I started building a fan base via Myspace. I met some really great people who are still friends of mine today. I met composers, actors, screenwriters, producers, directors, just all kinds of people in the business, a lot of them Natives, who believed in my story. I also met avid readers who loved the idea of the plot, people who loved Indians and hated what had happened to them.

I created ads that I put on Myspace bulletins and then I began giving out small samples of the book. Each week I would offer a chapter for them to read on the blog there. I made a book trailer using clips from other Indian movies and put it up on You Tube. People would be chomping at the bit for the next installment and doing all these things were really a great way to pique interest in the book. I sold 100 books before it ever was published!

When the book came out in January of 2008, I already had my first speaking engagement scheduled at the University near me. I spoke with fellow author, Laura Benedict, on the subject of writing thrillers and it went over really well. When I played the book trailer on the huge screen they had set up for us, people in the room gasped and then applauded at the end. I knew in my heart that the movie, when it happened, would be a huge success. The movie is my dream, and I await anxiously for it to start filming, just like you do lol

So, if you are serious about getting published, my advice is to lay the ground work. Learn how to write a query and then research literary agents and publishers in your genre and send them in. SELL YOURSELF. Make it so they can't say no! And if they do, move on to the next one until you get a yes! (J.K. Rowling was turned down 63 times for her Harry Potter novels!) You are taken only as seriously as you take yourself and you don't have a second chance to make a first impression. Order business cards, and do what I am doing here by blogging, make a book trailer, all of these things that can get you out there!

I hope this helps you to better understand what it takes to get published. Believe me, no one is going to magically come to the door and offer you a book deal. It takes hard work and dedication to get where I am now, as well as a bit of good luck! 

Well, gotta jet and get some stuff done around here! Hope you all have a fabulous day!
Monday, October 04, 2010 | By: Lynny Prince

Monday News!

Hi all! I'm late blogging today and have to keep it short, I'm afraid. I made a huge pot of chili and am having friends over soon!

Just wanted to let you all know about the new movie page on Facebook! The producers put it up and it is chock full of pictures, posters and the best place to get news of movie happenings! It is an exciting time for the Ghostkillers! Hop on over and take a look, and tune in tomorrow for more....I smell that chili and just remembered I didn't taste test it enough yet!! LOL

Have a great evening everyone!
Friday, October 01, 2010 | By: Lynny Prince

Fabulous Friday!

Hi Gang!

The weekend is almost here! WOOHOO! Hope you have big plans, or at least have scheduled time to do something YOU want to do!

So, I could bore you with my ails and talk about my sinuses that are acting up, OR I could WOW you with the uber fabulous new BOOK TRAILER I just finished! It stars the delicious Rick Mora, who has become the face of Kyle Ghostkiller! Swing on over and take a look! Scattered Leaves Book Trailer 2010.

We leave tomorrow for Wisdom of the Elders, an incredible program that is held near Mantle Rock in Western Kentucky. I plan to visit the rock, a huge structure that the Cherokee took shelter beneath during the Trail of Tears. We will sing and dance while there for the spirits, instead of drag them down with sorrowful comments and such. I have found that they like that better than dwelling on the pain of the past. Besides, I want to tell them about the 2nd book in The Ghostkiller Trilogy, Ghostkiller: Beyond the Legend. Remember, in that book, our heroes go and attempt to stop the Trail of Tears before it happens!

And so I leave you today with, as promised, the title of the third book in the series. I told you I'd post it later and so here it is:

Scattered Leaves: A Legion of Warriors

Would love your thoughts on this title! You, the fans, are what it's ALL about!

Have a great weekend everyone!

Til next time,
Lynny