THE LEGEND OF OESCIENNE
February 9, 2012
It has been a very long time since I've posted any news, and I'm sorry about that. I've been busy working on outside projects as well as finishing The Awakening and editing the first three Oescienne books for Smashwords.
I have also been working on another book trilogy outside of the Oescienne series, and I've just finished the book trailer for The Finding. I'm hoping that the editing for Smashwords will prompt me to get a move on with Oescienne book four.
I shall keep you posted here as often as I can, but be sure to check out the Oescienne fan page on Facebook and my author page there as well for more up-to-date information. All the best!
August 27, 2011
The Awakening is almost here! I spent all summer working hard in finishing the third book in the Oescienne series, and am happy to report that I'm in the process of making the last few edits and changes to the book.
In the meantime, I've posted the prologue on the 'Books' page of the website. Just scroll down until you find the cover art and the excerpt is just below it. I will be sure to add another post when the book is published. Until then, happy reading!
- J.E. Johnson
May 6, 2011
Hello Oescienne fans,
It's been a long time since I've posted any news, so I thought I'd let you all know what is going on in the world of Ethöes . . . I am currently working on the third book in the Oescienne series, and since it surpassed my word count limit, I have decided to leave some of it for the next book. I currently do not have a release estimate for you, but as soon as the actual writing is done, I might have a better idea.
I will post the new cover image on the Oescienne home page for all to see. Also, the first two books are currently on sale for $.99 each in ebook format for your Kindle or Nook. Be sure to check them out and spread the word. Also, if you want a more regular news feed, become a fan of The Legend of Oescienne on facebook. Until next time, happy reading!
February 20, 2011
Well, it has been quite a long time since I've posted any news . . . I apologize. I have been very busy working on the third book in the Oescienne series, which will be titled The Awakening.
I'm very close to being done with the first draft, and although that is a mighty feat in itself, I believe the editing and smoothing out process will take a bit of time. Otherwise, I'd give you an exact date. Until then, be sure to check out the fan page on Facebook (where my updates are much more frequent) and take a look at the cover for The Awakening on the artwork page.
- J.E. Johnson
July 9, 2010
I'm very excited to announce that both books in the The Legend Oescienne series, The Finding and The Beginning, can now be found at the Halcyon Store (located at 936 South Halcyon Road in Arroyo Grande), and at 2 Sisters Books and Gifts (located at 220 West Main Street in Santa Maria). The books can also still be found at Wisdom Island (located at 505 Orchard Road in Nipomo).
I'd also like to mention that the first book can be checked out at the San Luis Obispo Library, and the second book should be in circulation there soon. I've also recently donated both The Finding and The Beginning to the Arroyo Grande Library, so hopefully those will be available soon as well.
* UPDATE *
The date for the book launch has been postponed and rescheduled for some time in mid August.
June 30, 2010
Hello Oescienne fans!
A launch for The Legend of Oescienne - The Beginning is in the works in the near future. Right now, the date is set for July 19th at Wisdom Island in Nipomo, CA. I will post further when I know more. Also, I will be taking part in the Central Coast Book and Author Festival in San Luis Obispo. This event will be taking place on September 19th. Again, I don't know all that much as of yet, but I will be making updates as information comes in.
May 28, 2010
The Beginning is finally here! You can currently purchase it from amazon.com for $21.99. I will also be making it available in Kindle format and plan to have it and The Finding set at a bargain price for awhile (I'm having some difficulty uploading the file at the moment, so please be patient). Keep checking in either here or on amazon to see if the Kindle version is ready. Until then, happy reading!
April 18, 2010
Hello everyone, I don't have much to report on this end, but the editing on The Beginning is coming along slowly but surely. I currently have the proof copy and I hope to have it available for purchase by this summer, but with hopes of releasing it somewhere near mid May.
This coming weekend (April 24th - 25th) is the Los Angeles Festival of Books to be held on the UCLA campus. Although I will not be presenting, I will be there to check things out. If you see me, please be sure to say hello! Until next time, happy reading!
February 10, 2010
Hello readers! It's been a while since I've posted any news, but I've been keeping very busy as I begin to wrap up the editing for book two, The Beginning. I'm keeping my fingers crossed that it will be available in the next few months (it all depends on how quickly my 'editors' get through it).
At the moment, I have just a few more chapters to double check, then I'll be sending it off to be proof read. In the mean time, I've posted the ENTIRE prologue here on the website on the 'Books' page. Just scroll down and you should find it. Until then, happy reading!
November 29, 2009
Like I said in my last update, this coming weekend (Saturday December 5th), I'll be at Wisdom Island for their Holiday Happenings event. There will be local authors, artists and musicians there, as well as coffee, tea and snacks (I plan on making a gingerbread cake for the occasion).
The festivities start at 2pm, so feel free to stop on by to check out what the store has to offer or just to chat. I'll also be giving out free coloring sheets of the creatures of Oescienne while supplies last. Wisdom Island is located at 505 H Orchard Road in Nipomo, CA 93444. Hope to see some of you there!
November 5, 2009
It's been a while since I've posted any news, but I do have something exciting to announce. I'll be making an appearance at a local store, Wisdom Island, on December 5. I'll be available for signings and perhaps a reading (I'll post more information as details unfold).
Furthermore, acting on the advice of my wonderful cousin, I'll be adding illustrations to 'The Finding'. They'll be small and, when they're finished, will be placed on the first page of each chapter of the book. I'll be posting previews and works in progress here and on the Legend of Oescienne fansite on facebook. Be sure to check them out and leave feedback! Until next time, have a good evening and happy reading!
October 7, 2009
This past Sunday was the Book and Author Festival in San Luis Obispo, and I just want to say I had a blast! I met lots of people, both readers and authors and those just interested in what was going on. I also had the opportunity to read from my book, something that was very terrifying and thrilling at the same time. It went very well and I do believe I'm getting over my stage fright.
I'm currently researching more book festivals and conventions that are relatively nearby (no more than eight hours away by car), and I'll be sure to update you on any I'll be attending. Before I go, I want to give a special thanks to my friends Laura and Nino for spending the day with me; I can't wait until next year!
September 13, 2009
It's been a while since I've posted any news, so I'll fill you in with what's been going on so far. I've been working on the second book in the series, The Beginning, and I've also been in the works to get The Finding up on amazon (the physical book edition).
Also, I've received word that my request to do a reading at the Central Coast Book and Author Festival has been accepted, so if you want to come and hear an excerpt, be sure to stop by. I'm not quite sure at what time I'll do the reading and I'm not certain if there is a set time. If I find out any more information I'll be sure to let you know. Hope all is going well with you and, as always, happy reading!
August 17, 2009
It's been a long summer and it is nearly over, so I thought I'd give you an update on what is going on in the world of Ethöes.
The Finding is currently available, with the new cover design, from Lulu.com for $15.00 and from amazon.com (for the Kindle only), for $4.29. I recently had a sale on the Kindle version and have sold quite a few, so I'm feeling optimistic (and a little nervous), of how it will ultimately be received by readers.
On a side note, I have registered for the Central Coast Writers' Conference that will be taking place on October 2nd-3rd. Hopefully I'll be able to meet some more authors and see some old friends from last year. Also, on Saturday October 4th, I'll be at the Central Coast Book and Author Festival.
I'll update this news page when I know more about the specifics. Until then, happy reading!
July 26, 2009
I've been really busy the past few weeks, but I have found time to work on a new book cover image. I love my old image, but I have been told by quite a few people that it would be better to have a dragon on my cover, since dragons play a major role in my book. I hope the new cover reflects what can be found inside.
I have also fixed a few typos I stumbled upon. I've made the margins smaller and the font larger as well. This too, I hope, will be a positive improvement.
Hoping everyone is enjoying the remainder of their summer, and as always, happy reading!
- J.E. Johnson
July 5, 2009
Hello, I hope everyone had a good Independence Day weekend. To help promote my book I have set up a blog account on www.blogger.com! I'll be updating this more frequently than the site, so you might want to check it out. I'll also be using it as a means to give further insight into the world of Ethöes by posting diary entries from Jahrra's point of view.
To find out more about Jahrra, read her Diary by going to Jahrra's Journal.
June 30, 2009
Hello everyone! I hope you're having a great summer. This is just a quick announcement to let you all know that the website is ready for viewing.
I received the first two copies of my book and they look great. I picked the one with the larger title running down the spine and have just made it available on Lulu.com. It may take twenty four hours for it to show up on Lulu's search engine, but I've inserted a link directly to my book on the Books page of this site. It should take you right there, but if it doesn't let me know.
Once again, I want to thank you all for your encouragement and enthusiasm.
Have a great day!
Author Appearances and Book Signings
*I have registered and will be making an appearance at the Orange County Children's Book Festival at the end of September, 2012. Be sure to check back here in the future for updates.* ______________________