An update (at last!)
I've been quiet for the past few weeks and you may have been wondering what I've been up to. Well, I've been pretty busy. For one thing, I'm happy to tell you that I'm making good progress on Beneath the Darkening Clouds, the second book in The Irish Fortune Series. This week I've been looking into Irish myths and folklore for a scene set during the Celtic festival of Lughnasa, which marks the start of the harvest season. I've really enjoyed researching and writing this scene and am looking forward to sharing it with you (I may just post an excerpt in the future).
I've also done some more author interviews, including my first-ever podcast interview, which was a lot of fun! You can listen to my feature on the Hist Fic Chickie podcast here. And click here to read my interview with The Haphazardous Hippo. As the fantastic blog name would suggest, this was a really fun interview to do and you'll love the way the post has been put together. So head on over to the Hippo and scroll through some great content!
What's also really exciting is that I've started working with a professional publicist to help promote Under the Emerald Sky, the first book in The Irish Fortune Series. I've already learnt a whole lot about the importance of optimising keywords and various other things I'd never thought of before, all of which will hopefully help me reach more readers.
And on the topic of reading, for the opportunity to bag some free books, look out for the Historical Fiction Giveaway on Facebook. The Historical Fiction Cooperative is a group of historical fiction authors who work together to promote each other's work. Some of these authors will be giving away some of their books on 16 July. For the chance to win, follow this link.
Good luck and happy reading!
by Juliane Weber (@Writer_JW) 14 July 2021 [subscribe on the main blog page]
About Juliane Weber
Juliane is a scientist, turned medical writer, turned novelist. Her debut historical novel, Under the Emerald Sky, is the first book in The Irish Fortune Series, which is set in 19th century Ireland around the time of the Great Famine.
He's come to Ireland to escape his past. She's trying to run from her future.