I am happy to report that The Outlander War, Book Three of the Forever Avalon series is progressing nicely through Austin Macauley Publishing and I have my first update.
For the book interior, I requested the Coat of Arms of Lord Bryan MoonDrake, the Gil-Gamesh of Avalon. This is the rendering they sent me. It’s a good likeness, similar to what I had in mind when I created it. Their first rendition had traditional medieval long swords, but I explained the importance of Twlight and Dusk, the Twin Swords of the Dragon Knight. They replicated them beautifully.
The Coat of Arms represents the three tenants of Lord MoonDrake: The swords are the symbol of his title as a Knight of Avalon and the Gil-Gamesh, the Eternal Champion of Avalon; the dragon is a symbol of his magical prowess as a DragonMage and, combined with the crescent moon, represents his name MoonDrake.
This artwork is a first step in working with the artists at the publishers for both interior art and cover art. They responded to my request for changes and came back within a week with the updated drawing. This is what you want to experience in that writer/publisher relationship.
More updates to come as the publishing process continues. I’m still waiting for them to finish editing and send me my manuscript back with red line edits, and cover art. I will keep you I formed as it progresses. Any questions on my publishing experience, please ask in the comments below.
Mark Piggott is the author of the Forever Avalon book series. Forever Avalon is available for purchase as a paperback/ebook at Amazon. The Dark Tides is available for purchase as a paperback/ebook at Amazon, Barnes and Noble, and iUniverse publishing. The Outlander War, Book Three of the Forever Avalon series is coming soon from Austin Macauley Publishing.