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  • Writer's pictureWendy L Anderson

Greetings from the Green Chair!

It's been awhile since I've posted here and while I enjoy communicating with my readers, I don't always have time to blog. Plus, I don't think people always have time to sit and read a long blog reiterating everything that has been summarized in social media. However, I'm sitting here going through my book launch check list and I'm freaking out a bit. So, I thought I'd do a little worrying here and vent my fears. They are fears I believe all authors experience.

What is it about releasing a new book into the world that makes me so darn apprehensive? Obviously, I want it to do well and most certainly, I've tried to put out an entertaining book written the best I can, but this one is hard. I want/need/pray it goes viral. Then, there is always that fear that "Will the reader get it?" "Will the reader like it?" "Have I done enough?"

I guess the only way to find out is to release it into the wild and let it fend for itself. Of course, I'll promote it the best way I can and give it all the love and support I know how to give. At the end of the day, Valkyrie's Prey is, I believe, something special. It has a strong female character as the lead and she is unstoppable. There is full inclusion of many Norse mythological gods, creatures and mention of a few legends to give that magical tone.

I've been saying as I wrote this book, "anybody can write this story in the most obvious way" but that is not what I did. I took Thyra the Valkyrie's story in a completely different direction than you'd suspect and I really think this is something special. This is one of those stories whose basic premise just popped into my head, and I thought, “what if”? Then I began writing with no idea where the story would go. It is intended to be a completely fictional story of love and magic colored heavily with my favorite things from Norse mythology.

So, while I'm in panic mode as the release date draws near, all I can do is hope for the best on this one, like I always do. I've raised this like a child and on July 19th it will be time to send her out into the cold, hard, judgmental world, where wolves and monsters dwell.

Anyway, thanks for listening! Happy reading and as always, I'd love to know what you think of my newest Viking fantasy romance when it releases on July 19th, 2024!

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