In den zertanzten Schuhen habt ihr sie kennengelernt, jetzt könnt ihr selbst testen, wer euer Traumprinz ist!
In “Im Bann der zertanzten Schuhe” will Sophie einen verfluchten Prinzen erlösen. Hier könnt ihr einmal testen, ob ihr es genauso gut hinbekommen hättet oder vielleicht sogar besser?
Am 13. Juni war es soweit. Mein zweiter Roman „Im Bann der zertanzten Schuhe“ ist in Zusammenarbeit mit der Märchenspinnerei auf Amazon erschienen. Am 23. Juni folgte der Print und heute nun folgt das epub, so dass Ebook und Print in allen Online- und Offline Buchhandlungen erhaltbar sind. Aber fangen wir von vorne an.
Hier findet ihr Im Bann der zertanzten Schuhe und mehr
Als Kindle-Ebook und Print auf Amazon.
Auf Nachfrage auch in eurer Buchhandlung 🙂
Am 13. Juni erscheint “Im Bann der zertanzten Schuhe” (Hier geht’s zum Buch) und hier laufen die Vorbereitungen heiß. Für euch gibt es heute als Vorgeschmack schon mal eine kleine Leseprobe. Darin könnt ihr vor allem Jonas und auch ein wenig Sophie kennenlernen, es gibt die erste adaptierte Märchenszene (zwei eigentlich) und einen Vorgeschmack auf die Wunder des DeModie.
Schutt und Asche rieselten vom Himmel, als Jonas sich flach auf den Boden warf. Kaum dass er lag, erschütterte eine zweite Explosion die Erde. Schreie mischten sich unter das laute Heulen der Sirenen. Jonas presste die Hände auf die Ohren, aber die Schreie bohrten sich gleichzeitig mit den Glassplittern tief in seinen Kopf. Hitze wallte über ihn hinweg und brachte den Geruch von verbranntem Fleisch mit sich. Die Schreie wurden lauter, kreischten unmenschlich hoch. Er konnte ihnen nicht entgehen, verbrannte mit ihnen, während er sich gleichzeitig unter Anstrengung all seiner Kraft aus dem Schutt wühlte, den Kopf immer unten. Nur nicht auffallen. Wenn er nur weit genug weg war, hätte er eine Chance.
Zum dritten Mal wurde seine Umgebung in Stücke gerissen.
Today, I would like to give you a quick overview about what’s ahead in 2017 for me and my writing career. Considering, that that is only one of three careers I’m currently holding afloat, no sleep will be on the agenda 😉
Insignia of Magic
Come November, it will be 15 years since I first thought up Insignia of Magic. Back then, I one episode a fortnight, one season a year, basically cruising through season 1-3. During season 4, life happened and suddenly there were months and months between episodes. In 2014 I decided to put an end to it and with great discipline, I finished the 5th season in an one episode/month regime. Again life happened, but beginning 2016, I defined my goal to pick up that 2014 regime and keep it up for the next four years to finally reach the end of my series.
Well, that worked pretty well in 2016 and so, we’re currently in the middle of season six. Now, the second half of the season of gluttony awaits us and that means, it’s gonna get epic. We’ve got gods taking part, so come on! Having already checked off 6×13, the rest of the year is promising. Bear in mind though, that I will (most likely) be unable to write an episode in March, April, July and November. They will be written before or afterwards to ensure the episodes per year ratio.
My second goal is about writing two big novels this year. One is of course reserved for the NaNoWriMo. I have no idea which one it’s gonna be, but there are already four candidates. The second novel is fairly easy. I want to write the fourth and final book of the Ravenblood Saga. Because, once that is finished, I’ll start with …
Currently, I’m working very hard on reivising Dream Away for the last time. There’s still one more line edit and corrections but after this no more content edit. This is my favourite project and I want to send it off to my contact in the US, who will hopefully get me some agents.
My fairy tale is already set for publication in June and to keep that deadline, the whole revision marathon is still awaiting me. I’ll start on that in February, when my draft has been hidden long enough from me to see it with fresh eyes. Since March this year, I will be spending three weeks in the Atacama Desert in Chile, March is also the deadline for that first content edit.
If possible, I also want to start with editing Ravenblood and hopefully finishing the first book. And of course, there’s always Insignia of Magic. But this year, I want to edit the first season and give it really thorough clean-up and polishing. Because I am planning to publish it – as a book! Don’t worry, the dialogue style will be kept. I mean, if JK Rowling can publish a movie transcript, so can I 😉
Publications and Co.
This year will be extremly exciting for me, because I will have my writing debut. Meanwhile, I know a little bit more about it and the publication date has been set for March 2017. Hopefully, I will be here to see it and not sit in the desert already.
The fairytale is currently set for June 13, BUT I’m working some special things out. And if that happens, the publication will move forward a few days.
I also want to visit a few book fairs. I will have to give a pass to the Leipziger Buchmesse, because I’ll be still in Chile. But it should be possible to go to Frankfurt in October. Luckily, I don’t have to worry about accommodation, since my parents just moved there. I will definitely be at the Buch Berlin to represent the Märchenspinnerei in November. And maybe there’s one more – in June.
It’s very likely, that in addition to my series and the two novels there’ll be some short stories. But I will tell you more about that later.
My writing year in numbers
Insignia of Magic: 10.000/episode – ca. 120.000 words
Ravenblood 4: ca. 150.000 words
Unknown novel: ca. 150.000 words
At least one short story: ca. 5000 words
In total that‘s: 425.000 words 🙂
Finally, the time has come to officially launch my website. Just in time for my big plans in 2017. Because in this beautiful year, I’ll be making my debut. With two novels at that!
But let’s start at the beginning!
Who am I?
You might not have heard of me yet. How come? Well, firstly, Janna Ruth is a pseudonym and secondly, I haven’t actually published anything yet. Despite that, I’ve been writing for a good 16 years. For a long time I only had grand ideas and a lot of novel starts. Come 2014, I took part in the NaNoWriMo and look at that. Suddenly, there was a finished novel. And it was great. Since then I got the knack for finishing novels and I’ve got about six of them lying about here in differing states, five of them written last year!
As you can see, 2016 was THE year. It was also the year that I started to have publishing plans and boy, did they come to fruition fast.
What might be a bit surprising is that I write both, in German and in English. That’s because – though I’m originally from Germany – I spend six years living and studying in New Zealand. 2014 I wrote my first novel in English and that went surprisingly well, I’ve got to say!
Now, what’s more to know? Well, I’ve been born in Berlin, Germany in 1986, am currently doing my PhD in geology, want to work with new creative concepts in the field of science communication and live in beautiful Potsdam with my husband and my three boys. Think castles and parks!
So, what am I writing about?
The subtitle and picture probably give it away, but I mainly write Fantasy. In there, I serve up several subgenres. When I started out, it was mainly High Fantasy, but then I lost myself in Urban Fantasy for 14 years. Because that’s when I was working on Insignia of Magic, a series inspired by Buffy. Since that has been with me for the better part of my life and I’ve kind of grown up with these characters, there’s whole section on that here.
2014, I completely broke out of Fantasy by writing a Coming of Age novel. That book has become my absolute darling and I can see myself writing other literary genres as well. The exciting part, someone in the US is already interested. How cool would that be? Me, little German girl publishing in the US? Come on!
But before we talk about eggs unhatched, there will be some German novels coming out. In November last year, I won a writing competition with a Romantasy novel (another subgenre I had never done before). Now it will get published with the Ueberreuter Verlag. You can read the news here (if you speak German or trust your translator).
In addition, there will be a modern fairy tale adaption. The special twist about this is that it is part of a unique self-publishing project: Die Märchenspinnerei (literally: spinning fairy tales). Twelve authors have come together to share all those tasks that make successful books out of little drafts. Especially sharing the marketing load is a win-win for everyone. Go and have a look at our brand new page, brought to you by yours truly!
Die Märchenspinnerei: With eleven others I’m going on a big adventure.
So, what now?
You won’t find much in publications for now, but that’s gonna change soon! That doesn’t mean there’s nothing to see here. On the contrary! Have a look at my projects which will tell you what I’m currently writing on. Of course that excludes the multitude of ideas that plagued me over the last years.
If you’re interested in Insignia of Magic, you can have a look around there. Unfortunately, all of the information, including the reading sample is completely in German. I cannot promise you a translation any time soon, but it is my goal to make everything accessible for everyone. There’s some nice pictures there, though! 😉
Where else can you follow me?
On Facebook (bilingual): https://www.facebook.com/authorjannaruth
On Twitter (mainly German): https://twitter.com/Janna_Mobs
On Pinterest: https://de.pinterest.com/writerjannaruth/
Don’t be too harsh, I’m still learning how to use all that social media stuff really effectively. Help me out with a comment or follow.
This is it for now. I hope, you stick around for a while and pop in from time to time. This month I have something special for you. A longer text about my chosen subtitle