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Soul Cages is a Finalist for NM-AZ Book Award

Book cover Soul Cages by Lynn KilmoreI hope you all are having a good Tuesday. This is just a quick note that Soul Cages is a Finalist in Young Adult for the 2014 New Mexico-Arizona Book Awards.

I’m stoked. This is just the sort of news I needed to hear after recovering from another long bout of illness. I’m looking forward to getting back to the final editing of the sequel to Cubicles, Blood, and Magic so that I can get to work on a new YA novel. It’s going to be a very busy autumn and winter.

Cheers, Lynn

Two Free Short Stories and Soul Cages News

Book cover Soul Cages by Lynn KilmoreHello! I hope you are all well. I have some publishing news to relate this week.

The 2nd edition of Soul Cages under my new pen name of Lynn Kilmore got pushed up in the publishing queue, and both the e-book and print versions have now been released. The novel is being released not only to bookstores, but also to subscription services such as Scribd and Oyster. I’m told it’ll also be going out to Google Play in a few weeks. I’ll add the Google Play link once I know what it is.

Everything under the Lynn Kilmore pen name has been released to Oyster and Scribd, so you will be able to find them there as well as at bookstores. Also, I’ve been promised that print editions of Tales from the Threshold and Cubicles, Blood, and Magic will be released later this year.

Because the trade paperback  of Soul Cages got done weeks earlier than I expected, I get to announce something I’ve been looking forward to:

Parallels 2nd edition by Lynn Kilmore book coverParallels/Writer’s Flight (two short stories) are now available for free from various e-bookstores. If it isn’t priced to free at your favorite retailer, notify them of the free price at other e-bookstores and they should match it.

I hope you all have a joyous week.

Cheers, Lynn

Broken Pictures on My Blog and the Goodreads Giveaway Ends

Well, Murphy’s Law is in full effect here right now. The Goodreads Giveaway ends tomorrow, and we’ve been frantically trying to get the hiccups in the transition from lmmay.com to lynnkilmore.com sorted out before then, but this latest bug just hit thirty minutes ago

Most of the links to pictures on this website are now currently broken. Sorry about that.

I uploaded the pictures of the Bing cherries to get ready to post about them to the blog tonight … and accidentally triggered a bug that broke the links to almost every other picture on this website. We think we know what happened–and it’s something that would’ve broken as soon as I uploaded any sort of media after the transition. It may take a bit to fix, but we’ll get there. In the meantime, please pardon the blank spots where the covers and photos should be.

Sooner or later the pictures and the book covers on this website will work again … and in the meantime I can look at the website and see what it would look as mostly text (and laugh).

Click here for the Goodreads Giveaway link if you want to enter to win a signed copy of Soul Cages.

I’ve got my fingers crossed that the bugs are shaken out of this website by next week. I’ll do a blog post with pictures once they’ve got things fixed.

Cheers, Lynn

Rajah Poses for the Camera (Part Two) and a Goodreads Giveaway

The internet, of course, was created so that cat videos and pictures could be easily shared (huge grin–I’m kidding). I realized it’d been several weeks since I last posted a picture of Rajah, so here’s one of him with a slight “glow” to his eyes.

He is doing well despite being almost 13 years of age. He had to have dental surgery last week, but is recovering well and has a great time getting in front of my computer screens every chance he can.

As I’ve already blogged about, my pen name is changing this year from L. M. May to Lynn Kilmore. There’s a Goodreads Giveaway for a signed copy of Soul Cages that will end right about midnight on June 9th. This will be the last time that a print copy of the 1st edition is offered in a giveaway under that old pen name of L. M. May.

A second edition of the novel is going to be coming out in August 2014 with the new pen name on it.

Click here for the Goodreads Giveaway link.

Have a great week.

Cheers, Lynn

My pen name is changing from L. M. May to Lynn Kilmore

Parallels 2nd edition by Lynn Kilmore book coverBack in 2007,  I picked out a pen name for my short stories and novels that I was going to submit to editors. I chose “L. M. May.”

I picked “L. M. May” at a time in my life when I had a lousy understanding of the publishing industry, and absolutely no understanding at all of my personality as a writer … and then I got published in a magazine under that name, and I felt I was permanently stuck with it.

Turns out I was wrong.

I just finished up two online classes through Skillshare with Seth Godin, and taking those classes of his challenged my all assumptions of what was possible. Also, a friend pointed out to me Dean Koontz’s blog post about killing off his pen name Owen West. Another friend pointed out that Katy Hudson changed her stage name to Katy Perry.

I finally realized that it wasn’t too late to change my pen name. I just had to be willing to go through the difficulties of doing so.

So I’m going ahead and changing  it to “Lynn Kilmore.” The behind-the-scenes aspects of changing the name will take years and years of work. The public work has the highest priority, so that stuff will change as quickly as possible.

There will be publishing headaches involved with the move of my ebooks and print editions to the new pen name. Everything published under “L. M. May” is going to be reissued in second editions under “Lynn Kilmore” over the next eight months.

However, one short story, Writer’s Flight, is being taken off sale permanently, instead of being revised, because it is included in the e-book of Parallels.

Unfortunately, the name change does mean two challenges going forward:

1) Links are going to break as the second editions come out. There will be temporary confusion as e-books are transitioned to the new name.

2) There have been delays in the print editions of two books, and the sequel to Cubicles is going to run late due to the changes being made in my name. However, all three books should be out in print before 2014 ends, and I’ll post when pre-orders become possible.

But once the main part of the transition is over, there’ll be some really fun stuff happening. I learned a huge amount in Seth Godin’s classes, and there’s been a lot of writing I’ve been holding back from being published as my unhappiness with my pen name grew worse.

I honestly feel as if I’ve been let out of a cage. You have no idea how standoffish and stifling I’ve found it these past seven years to be called “L.M.” instead of a read first name like “Lynn.”

Cheers, Lynn

For Reference. All E-Books published under “L. M. May”…

2 Novels: Soul Cages; Cubicles, Blood, and Magic.

1 Collection: Tales from the Threshold.

3 Novelettes: The Enchantment of Coyotes; Green Grow the Rushes; Shade Town.

5 Short Stories: Parallels; Writer’s Flight (will not be reissued under new name); Just One Date; King of All He Surveyed; A Maze of Cubicles.

All but Writer’s Flight will be transitioned to the new pen name.