Hi it's been a while again however I have been very busy writing and rehearsing for pantomime, Aladdin. It's been great fun and wish I could watch the show myself! Ella is settling well into school and has lots of friends. Ridiculous numbers of party invitations so her social life is sorted for the next few weekends! She also has two boyfriends and another fiance so has achieved quite a lot since September! She is enjoying it which is the main thing at this stage.
I have been finding more time to write and finally finished the final story in Series III: Anastasia - The Epic which, at 17,000 words, is a novella really and the longest Anastasia story to date. I really got into this story as it's her final and biggest mission. The poor girl needs a rest after this one and she begins to plan her future in her mind. When her brother asks for her help in one last mission she can't say no, especially not now she knows why he is so desperate to help the innocent victims caught up in the world of the drug cartel. There is a lot of action and also a lot of insight into the world of people trafficking and the importance of family to the teenage Anastasia who is now questioning her place and purpose in the world. Being a teenager is hard; there's a desperation to be grown up but a desire to have fun. Anastasia's going to have some new adventures in Series IV which will take her in a different direction with Anastasia working on achieving her ambitions. There will no doubt be some crimes and mysteries to solve along the way as she joins forces once again with her friend Charlotte who she hasn't seen since the beginning of Series III.
I have also created a Series III Omnibus which contains all nine stories from Series III. I have dedicated this eBook to my Dad, Jack. It means a lot that it is dedicated to him especially because I know he'll enjoy the stories which feature planned military ops and plenty of action for those that enjoy reading about the world of crimes and justice prevailing. This book will be free from 17th to 21st November as my gift to you all to say thank you for all the support with the books and other things. Please download and have a read. It's great to imagine a teenage girl taking on the crime world and it's excellent escapism. Please leave a review if you like or at least click on the 'like' button on Amazon for the book. The links for each territory are listed below.
I met with Fergus this week and a lady called Christine from a website company. She is going to build a website for the Anastasia books. It's exciting to imagine a website just for Anastasia and hopefully it will help her reach more people around the world. The website should be ready in the New Year hopefully. I look forward to bringing you news about that. It's great to have some positive things to focus on.
Fergus has also asked me to write some more stories about an animal which will be read aloud books for children of all ages. I am really looking forward to writing these and test stories on Ella have gone down well. Watching her face as she listens in amazement and then asks me lots of questions about the character is great to see. More details will be released in the near future. If any of you have young children who love to draw animals then keep an eye on my blog and facebook page (www.facebook.com/rachaelphillipsauthor) as I will be looking for lots of pictures for the stories. I may even have a little competition to select winners whose drawings will appear on the covers of the books.
There's lots going on at the moment and plenty to keep me very busy which is great. It seems Anastasia's journey is continuing and a new chapter is beginning. We have a lot in common ;)
Happy reading and please spread the word. Amazon has recently arrived in India and Japan so welcome to new Amazon territories. I hope you all enjoy the books. The journey has begun...
Anastasia Series III Omnibus:
www.amazon.com/dp/B00A823NJA US and India