Hello, everyone!

I’d like to start off by saying THANK YOU to all the wonderful people who have already read Mark of the Corripian! It’s slightly unreal to hear from people who have read–finished–the book, and I’m still trying to wrap my head around it. And it hasn’t even been officially released yet!! (That’ll be on February 25th, by the way.)
Another thing I am so thankful about is the encouraging feedback I have gotten so far. I love to hear people discuss the characters and scenes, and it entertains me greatly to hear the different theories people have about what will happen next! (No, I’m not going to tell you who the murderer is.) Feel free to shoot me an email if you’d like to discuss any of these things, or of any questions that you have! (I may or may not be able to answer, depending on whether or not it gives away something from a later book.)
Speaking of later books, I’ve been working diligently on Book 2! This one is going to be SOOOooooOOoOOoO much more awesome than MotC, in my opinion. To give a little sneak-peek into what you’ll be reading, I’ll say that a lot of secrets (particularly regarding Xavier’s past) will be revealed, and the true nature of the SCA will be completely unveiled. In fact, half of the book will take place AT THE SCA. Whoa. Real life.
Now, about the rest of the series. As most of you know, I will be writing a total of four books with these two protagonists. The first, Mark of the Corripian (releases 02-25-14), focuses on introducing the two protagonists, Xavier and Zenia, and getting the reader acquainted with the Academy. The second book (title sort of a secret right now), will delve deeper into X’s past and greater explain the SCA. Oh, and some stuff about the Corripian, too… ;) Book 3, which will probably be my favorite, will explore the lives of the NIHILIANS!! YESSSSSS. They are my favorite. So, yeah, Nihilians. That’s all you need to know about that book. And Book 4? The finale of the matter? That one will be all about Praevalius and the Praevalen and the Corripian War in general. And death. Lots of that, so don’t get too attached to anyone… Good stuff. *nods*
Now, if you noticed earlier, I wrote that I will be writing 4 books “with these two protagonists.” Why? Because I’ll be writing more books! (Probably…if I find the time.) One will be a prequel to the series and the other one/two will be a spin-off series set after the conclusion of the Corripian War and choreographing the aftermath of the war (with all new characters). So don’t fret when the series is over… Because it won’t be really over! (Unless you want it to be over…then you can just pretend it is.)
Going back to Book 2, I will say that I have almost kept up with my 2,000 words-per-day goal… I’ve slacked off a few days, but have written/edited at least a little every day since I set my goal, which is far better than what I did for the first book. I’m setting a goal for myself to finish this book before my 20th birthday (December 8th). I believe I can do it!! It will just be very interesting to see how much time I am able to devote to writing while going to college… Which will begin in less than a couple weeks! I’m super stoked.
Now, in other news, I will be having a book signing at the North Shelby Library this Sunday, January 12, at 2 pm. Be sure to drop by if you’re in the area! I’ll be giving a brief presentation about my book before holding the signing. I will  be selling pre-release copies of Mark of the Corripian in print($15) and digital($10). (Digital versions will be available while supplies last.)
Aside from that, I recently had an interview about my writing and publishing process that is featured on al.com. If you’d like to check it out, click here!
Another thing to keep in mind is that I’ll be at the Local Authors Expo at the Birmingham Library on February 1st. Details are on the “Events” tab at the top of the page.
For all those who have read MotC, I would greatly appreciate it if you could visit Goodreads and leave a quick review or rate my book, just to help get the word out! It’d only take you a few seconds. If you want to check out Mark of the Corripian on Goodreads, click here.

Thank you so much for all your support.

Farwell to all,
B.H. Parker

“Now faith is confidence in what we hope for and assurance about what we do not see.” -Hebrews 11:1 (NIV)

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