So kids, I know it’s been a while since I’ve posted, but as always– I’m workin’ on it. Things have been hectic and crazy, so I’ve let a few things slide. However, today, I just couldn’t let this one go. Understand, this isn’t like a regular cover reveal in that I was not asked to reveal nor was I implored by a blog tour. No, kittens, I’m unveiling this one all on my own because my very good friend, Stephen Zimmer, is always doing such nice and wonderful things for other people. I felt it was my duty to help promote a book that he believes in so much.
His new book, The Undying Light, is the next in his Rising Dawn Series from Seventh Star Press. It’s been anxiously awaited for a while now and as a reader– I’m extremely excited for the next chapter in the series. As his friend, I’m very excited for the release of a book that is obviously so close to his heart. This has been a tough year for Stephen, but he’s persevered and continued to be that “undying” light for everyone else, so let’s drum up some buzz and excitement for this new chapter!
Isn’t it beautiful? Matt Perry, one of Seventh Star Press’s amazing cover artists has really outdone himself with this one. Again, let’s give Mr. Zimmer a round of applause! Now… the hard part…. waiting for release day…
A word from Stephen about Undying Light….
This day last year I endured the most nightmarish experience I ever had, the last hours with my mother in a hospital. While today is a very difficult day, I am following the advice of a friend, Susan H. Roddey, and un…veiling the cover art and illustrations created by Matt Perry for my new book as a tribute to my mom, for very appropriate reasons. All of my novels have been dedicated to her, as she is a major reason why I am who I am today, and why I do what I do. She is the one that got me started along the path of the fantastical and using my imagination, reading me The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit at a very young age. She lives in everything I do, and I couldn’t think of a more appropriate book cover to unveil for this moment, when I think of what the title is referencing and what it means. It is not easy as this is the first full novel I’ve released since she passed away on this day last year. I’m here today to show that I’m continuing the fight and that the things that brought her great joy with me continue forward. I love her more every day and miss her dearly. The Undying Light portrayed in this novel embodies my greatest dreams, the ones that I hope most will be realized and I hope that everyone enjoys the new book. – Stephen
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