GPL Author Fair and Updates on Book 3

GPL Author Fair and Updates on Book 3

I regret that it has been a while since my last post, but I think the progress that has been made in the last two weeks will give me a good justification.  That’s a fancy way of saying, I’ve been writing furiously on the book and haven’t had time!

The Greenwood Public Library Local Author Fair is quickly approaching on October 15th.  Please be sure to tell all of your reader friends about this event and opportunity to meet me and pick up some fun reading either for themselves or as a head start on Christmas.

Chapters 10, 11 and 12 are now in the can, as they say.  I will hopefully get to work on Chapter 13 this weekend.  I’ve broken the 61K word mark at this point, and I’m on pace to hit somewhere in the mid 70’s.  As you would expect, the pacing of the story has picked up a bit as we’re nearing the climax of this book.  I’ve been able to develop a lot of over arching themes in these chapters that will carry through in some cases till the end of book five.

With my goal now to complete the rough draft of book three by the end of October, I plan on rolling right on into book four for NanoWriMo which is National Novel Writing Month.  I have so far gotten concessions from my family to take the NanoWriMo challenge in November, which will give me a great head start on book four.  I still need to work on the detailed outline for book four, which means I will need to arrange a date with my creative consultant at some point in the next few weeks.

I believe I’ve settled on the title for book three, “Prophet to the Outerlands.”  This theme of titling books with their character focus and region of plot setting will continue throughout the rest of the chronicles.  I’ve had it discussed that chapter illustrations would be an interesting add-in to the book.  I’m open to any volunteers that would like to provide their gifts/talents in exchange for cover credits and billings on the title page.

Until next time, blessing and happy reading!



Matthew Graphman is a thirty year veteran in the information technology world. He studied writing, drama, as well as computers while attending Bob Jones University in the late 80’s and early 90’s. There he met his wife, Wendy, of twenty-five years and started a family. He currently resides in Bloomington, Indiana with his wife and two children, Kathryn (Kat) and Ethan. His oldest son, Sean, is married and lives on the East Coast. Matthew has long been a fan of fantasy fiction. His first attempt at writing was brought on by his roommates in college. As a result, he wrote his first - still unpublished - fantasy novel. After graduating, Matthew continued his writing exploits, but his focus was mostly around theater. After developing a series of children's skits in the 2000's, he was encouraged to take the skits and convert them into a series of children's chapter books. To date, he has written five of the fifteen stories in the "Chel & Riley Adventures" series. Taking a break from creating children's fiction and drama, Matthew decided to reach back, at the request from his daughter Kat, and create a fantasy world that mixed all of her favorite thematic elements. This series is currently outlined to cover five volumes; however, he is convinced that there could be many more stories that evolve out of this new universe. Matthew is a recent winner of the 2016 and 2017 NaNoWriMo challenge.

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