NaNoWriMo 2019

Hi friends!

I am excited to do National Novel Writing Month again this year. Last year I signed up, but didn’t participate as I had entered a mentoring program and was working on art over writing. This year I’ll be reworking the next four novels in “The Tales of Christian Tompta.”

I need a title for the new series, and that will take some thought because when I began publishing the series a few years ago, my idea was that the titles would all line up alphabetically and that the book covers would create a rainbow. I have a little OCD and sometimes get annoyed at the book store when the books are out of order on the shelf. It’s definitely easier these days when I can just pull out my phone and Google the author or the order of books, but still.

The first four books fall into that range. I also can no longer use “Gnomeling” in the title as our beloved Christian has become a “Gnomeleur.” He has finally won his mystical shoes and conical!

I have to say, the new series is super fun. There are many new characters and Christian makes another friend, though we will always miss Topher. Now that Christian has some freedom from the family home on the book shelf, he gets introduced to new and exciting things. I really wish I could talk about them! I don’t want to give away any spoilers though. What I can say about the next four books is that each is an individual story, with differing plots and an overarching theme throughout the series. It will be best to read them in order again, of course, but not as necessary as the first series.

Talking about the new series is definitely getting me fired up for NaNoWriMo! It also makes me think I need to finish a spinoff story for one of the characters I began in NaNoWriMo 2017. That guy is so fun! November is going to be super busy with the events I have planned,  trying to get through almost 2000 words per day, and Thanksgiving, but I know I can do it.

Please let me know if you are planning to do NaNoWriMo and want to be friends on the new website. Unfortunately, we have lost all our buddies from the old site.  I would also love to hear what you are writing about. For me, NaNo is buckle down time-hard work time. And after 30 days, I feel extremely accomplished when I’m finished. This year will be especially good as I’ll be that much closer to publishing the new series!

At last, the finale!

Hi folks!

The 4th book in “The Tales of Christian Tompta” series is out! Christian finally treks the last leg of his journey, with Papa. It’s easier as a young gnome to let Papa keep making all the decisions, but what can a gnomeling do when circumstances dictate he must take control? Join Christian on more exciting adventures and see if he finally gets his just reward! Available now on Amazon: https://tinyurl.com/y7xpwgsf

Also, check under “News & Schedule” if you’d like to come see me to get your books signed. I have several events planned in November. Hope to see you!

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Upcoming Event!

Hello! Saturday, September 29th, I’ll be sponsoring a conical-making craft project at Bill Yeck park in Centerville from 1-3pm. I won’t have books, this is just for fun at the Gnome & Fairy Festival. Here are my first attempts: IMG_5829

I’ve also designed some stickers for the hats. If you follow me on Facebook or Instagram, the designs have been posted on both platforms. I hope you can join me (if we don’t get rained out again)!

Also, here are upcoming events where I will have the exciting finale (book 4) in “The Tales of Christian Tompta” series, “Gnomeling Treks the Midnight Forest”:

October 27, 1018: Author Faire at the Scarlett Raven (formerly Storybrooke Cafe) in the Randolf Plaza, 8381 N. Main St., Dayton OH, 45415, 11AM – 3PM, Author Signing

November 4, 2018: Holiday Gift Show at The Dayton’s Woman’s Club, 225 N. Ludlow St., Dayton, OH 45402, 10AM – 4PM, Author Signing & Christmas Items for Sale

November 16, 2018: Christmas in Springboro-Meet the Authors at the Springboro Historical Museum, 110 S Main St, Springboro, OH 45066, 6PM – 7:30PM, Author Signing

 

 

 

Tomorrow at Murphy’s Used Books!

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Tomorrow’s the big day! I’ll be reading “Meet Christian Tompta” at 11am, and bringing coloring pages and bookmarks to design for the kiddos. Nothing better than reading and shopping for books on a rainy weekend, so come on out. Check out Murphy’s if you haven’t been there yet, and if you haven’t seen the interview I did with Greg Murphy, I’m sharing the Facebook link here again: https://www.facebook.com/murphysusedbooks/videos/238507343421427/

 

Hello Friends!

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I’m so happy to announce that the third book, “Gnomeling Journeys to Joddeburg,” in “The Tales of Christian Tompta” series has released! It is currently available on Amazon, BN.com, and Books-a-Million.

Also exciting is that I’ll be doing a mini book tour with 4 events: 3 local and one in Michigan. Come out and see me at one of these venues:

April 28, 2018 – Dayton Book Expo

May 12, 2018 – Morse Elementary Book Bazaar

May 21, 2018 – Multi-Genre Authors Event

June 11, 2018 – 2nd Monday Authors

Here’s a link to my News and Events page with more info for the events: https://dmpaul.com/news-schedule/

Wanna know a secret? I’ll be running 2 specials at the Dayton Book Expo:

1) *Buy the first three “The Tales of Christian Tompta” chapter books at a discounted price of $25 and receive a free gnome plushy

2) *Buy the picture book, “Meet Christian Tompta,” and the “Gnomeling Coloring and Activity Book” for younger readers at a discounted price of $15 and receive a free finger puppet toy!

*offer good until limited supplies are gone.

Hope to see you there!