Hello, my scripturients and welcome new friends,
My name is Katelyn Costello, I am a young adult fiction fantasy and science fiction author, and today I have a big announcement for you all. Today I will be announcing the publication date and reveal the cover for my debut novel, The Frituals.
This project has been in the works on and off for nearly a decade. So I am sure you can imagine the excitement and anxiety that this day has brought me. I would say I am mainly very excited.
If you are new here, please let me take a moment to introduce myself.
Katelyn Costello started to write when she was 13 years old out of spite. Her best friend got to go to a writing conference, and she didn't. What she didn't know it was that writing conference was more tailored towards poetry and she had decided to write fiction. The idea for her debut novel The Frutuals came that following summer. Now 22 and with a creative writing degree from Wells College under her belt (go evens!) Costello continues to write fantasy and science fiction. Living in Rochester, New York with her boyfriend and a new kitten when not writing Katelyn can be found reading, attempting to go on a run, or working in the visual arts as a photographer, stage manager, and lighting designer.
So what is this project, if you follow my youtube channel (https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCSEeWBRSsR2aTwC8rDjAXkA) you will know that I have been talking about it for months, giving little details here and there. And you have seen all the different passes of editing I have done. But what is the best way to describe it?
We can start by saying it is a YA Fantasy novel with elemental magick, elves, and adventure. Another way is:
Is having Magick worth the cost?
Each year men and elves are tested to see if the Fritual of their kingdom will be revealed, a powerful person able to control an elemental magick. Shauna Flynn has always wanted to meet a Fritual, but these magick users had all be disappeared the war of men and elves nearly two hundred years before. Shauna has always wanted to meet a Fritual, she never thought she would be the fritual. Shauna is the first human to ever be able to control magick. Forced from her home by a group of elves known as the Dark Ones who want to control the first human Fritual, Shauna has to find the other Frituals and stop the Dark Ones, to save herself, her family, and the home she has always known.
Well, are you intrigued? I would hope so!
Okay... I think I have talked about it enough to peek your interest. I think it is time to show you the cover!!!!
Well, here it is! Isn't gorgeous! This beauty was created by my best friend, Jane Farrell. Having a friend who is a graphic designer is the best! She did a great job working with me and creating a design that I think is out of this world.
So when can you get your hot little hands on this baby? You can start pre-ordering it right now! You can order it here off of my site or off amazon (link). I will have Ebook pre-orders available as well.
An exclusive offer on my site is signed editions! So if you want a personalized version, this is the place to be!
But Katelyn when will I get my book? You said this is a pre-order.
That is right I did. You will receive your book starting on September 22nd, 2018 just three short months away. (* note if you order a signed copy, it will take a week or two longer)
I have a goal, and if you would like to help me with it, I think it would be really cool. Pre-orders are really helpful for authors as they boost visibility on publication day. This is something that as a debut author is very much on my mind, so my goal for June and July is to have 22 pre-orders by my 22nd birthday on July 29th, 2018. Wanna get me a birthday present? Order my book hahaha.
So that is all for the day. If you wanna watch my cover reveal video and see who won the give away for an arc go here (Video link.)
I love you all and thank you so much for all of your love and support.
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