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Friday, March 11, 2016

Beta Readers Needed

I am looking for 20 beta readers for Sprite Fall. If you are interested email me at . No experience needed. I would love to have readers of every demographic involved. It will be a chapter by chapter program so it shouldn't take much time. 
CC Ryburn

Saturday, January 16, 2016

Monday, July 20, 2015

Two Years Later

It's hard to believe it has already been two years. I originally started writing my stories as a way to get back something important to me, my belief in myself.

Fast forward a year and fifteen stories later. I was encouraged by many of my readers to publish them and I thought "How hard can it be, I have already written so many, getting them to print shouldn't be too much trouble."

Today I can tell you there wasn't a single part of it that was easy. I loved every hair pulling minute of it, but it wasn't easy. Writing an online story is closer to a rough draft than many will admit, and all of those meme's about how much time is spent editing versus rough draft are true.

I managed to spend this last year peppering what hair I had left with gray, and planning every other detail. The good thing is having a good team in place now and much of the work I did for the first book will carry over to the next several in the series. I hired a new editor to handle Sprite Fall so I can have it ready around February and I have several standalone novels that will be making an appearance in between each Sprite novel. I wanted to take a moment to admit I didn't do it alone. Author's who have been down the road of first releases have helped me, My wife has helped me more than I could ever pay back, My kids have helped me, and my parents have helped me. With so much support it made the bumpy road a little less treacherous. It also adds a bit of pressure. Books in a series rarely fly out of the gate but a little voice wants to show all of these amazing supportive people that it was all worth it. So with tempered excitement and unbridled nerves I say bring on July 21st and the release of my first foray into the "serious" writing world. I am sure I will be tearing apart all of the things I did wrong as I improve and produce more books, but for now I am going to let myself enjoy the completion of a long held dream. Here is to the next twenty novels.

CC Ryburn

Monday, July 6, 2015

"The Last Sprite" release party

I am truly excited with the number of super amazing authors joining me for the release party. There will be prizes, games, Q&A time, and so much more. I have a special surprise lined up thanks to an artist I have worked with in the past for other projects. She will also be more items related to the characters from The Last Sprite. Winning it will be a big deal for someone I am sure.

The link to the party is
drop in and visit for a while with some truly gifted wordsmiths.

CC Ryburn

Thursday, June 11, 2015

Time to give back

I really wanted to find a way to give back to everyone who helped me, supported me, and were completely awesome people. I am planning on many custom giveaways. I will be coming up with stuff for Google Plus soon. I will also be doing giveaways leading up to my first book release specifically for Twitter, Instagram, my personal site, and my Facebook page. I wish I had enough to just start handing out things to everyone that supported me.
My first giveaway is live on Goodreads. I wish everyone who enters luck and hope you enjoy the fun leading up to the release date. This book represents a vast amount of work, time, and money. Even more important was the emotional support of some amazing people along the way. Thank you. May today bring you a calm piece of mind and feeling of contentment.

CC Ryburn

Tuesday, May 26, 2015

The Last Sprite Cover Release

Sprite Series Book One
Cheryl grew up immersed in science and fact. A low level accountant has to always keep a clear head based on what is real.

What is real and what is fact blurred on her twenty-second birthday. When several non-factual being's became a real part of her life.

Figuring out who to trust is tied to her survival. Too bad most of them are wearing masks. 

The fact that the demon Belial wants her to die most viciously may not fit with her beliefs, but it is her reality now.

It is only one demon though, how bad can one little demon be?

Available for pre-order at all online and retail book sellers.
Release date July 21st, 2015

Monday, May 18, 2015

I should be sleeping

I should be content, happy, relieved, and a million other things.

I finished all of the work I needed to get my books ready for press. I did every detail, so why do I still feel under the gun?

I was told by a writer I respect quite a bit, that I would not feel what I expect to feel for quite a while. Getting the book finished and ready for the printer is the smallest part of it.

Will I feel like I completed something when it is in my hands, probably not.

Now is a good time to remember my old teacher reciting "a master does their job, then lets it go. That is why it is eternal."

Time to meditate, and allow myself to let go.