The Blood is finally off the ground.

Image Today I received the proof copy from CreateSpace for approval before the print version becomes available on Amazon. I am so happy with the cover and interior designer, Nathan Fisher. His files are so well done that I can hardly tell the difference between the copy from CreateSpace and the copy from my POD printer, Snowfall Press. I am delighted that customers who order from Amazon will receive the same quality product as I can from Snowfall. It really pays off to expend time and money to find the perfect fit for your cover and the interior design of your book. I know each author who is trying to publish on their own is trying to save money but this is not the reason to do so. Treat yourself with respect – respect the work you have put into your book. Hire a great editor who is willing to coach you. Hire a great artist to create your cover. Hire a proofreader and an e-book conversion specialist to get the jobs done well. Be patient and maintain control. If this is your first or if it is your hundredth – congratulations! I am delighted to be in great company.

So, as of May 30, 2014 go to, type in my name, Allynn Riggs, and purchase your choice of paperback or e-book. P.S. the e-book is available right now, no waiting! If you live in the Denver, Colorado metro area you can find The Blood at the Tattered Cover Book Store in their Rocky Mountain Authors shelf or in the science fiction section. You can also find it at The Bookworm in Gunnison, Colorado.


Author: TimberDark Writer

Simply, I am passionate about writing and dancing. I also love reading, quilting and hunting. I have written stories since childhood. I have a degree in English, taught in a parochial school, substituted K-12, raised three daughters, coached and refereed youth soccer, square danced since I was seven, and created and hand quilted award winning quilts. When not writing I assist my husband teach square dancing 3-4 times a week, co-coach an historical dance exhibition team and I hunt with my family and friends to fill the freezer. I have two award winning novels. "The Blood,"published in May 2014 is a multiple award winner, placing third in both the Science Fiction and Fantasy categories of the 2014 EVVY Awards, from Colorado Independent Publishers Association and received a four star review by Foreword Clarion Review in May 2016. The second novel, "The Balance", was published in September 2016, placed second in Science Fiction in the 2017 EVVY Awards. Both books are available on Amazon and in the young adult fiction shelves at The Tattered Cover Book Store in the Denver, Colorado metro area. Book three of the series, "The Blades" is under construction. My TimberDark Writer blog is a part of my writing process. You are invited to share in the journey. Contact me at or on my Facebook page:

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