E. Paige Burks
Return to Royalty
I’m so excited to announce the new cover for Return to Royalty!
You guys have no idea how amazing this is to me. I’ve been working on this book for the better part of the last ten years. Crazy, right?
When I was 16 years old, I wrote the first iteration of this book. Let me tell you, it was horrible! It was everything you’d imagine a teenager to have written, with plot holes and weirdly-worded sentences. But it continued to evolve in my mind, and I continued to write.
And then I re-wrote. And re-wrote. Over and over again.
And each time it was never quite right. I’m not really even convinced that it’s quite right now. But that’s not really what matters, because to me, or to any artist, their work is never completely done.
The reality of being an author is that the characters are never finished. They’re always there, living just inside my brain. No matter how many times I put them on paper, or how many different ways, they just keep coming up with endless retellings of their lives. So I will probably write this story again. And probably a million more times after that. I hope that it just keeps getting better and better, like it has for the last ten years!
What matters is that the people living outside my head love what I’ve created. I’m really excited about all of the feedback that I’ve gotten so far and everyone has great things to say. The judges had awesome things to say, which you can read snippets of on my webpage. Even the editor, who has worked with renowned authors such as Brandon Sanderson in the past, really loved it! I wish I could share all the compliments he’s given me, but that doesn’t do the story justice. You have to see it for yourself!
And that won’t be much longer now! I’m shooting for a February/March release at the latest, so stay tuned! It’s totally worth it!