Plans for the Reader's Corner include a Character List, with each significant character listed by class and then alphabetically. "It will be part of an evolving Reader's Guide," Ms. Dean explained. "Also, I'll be adding a Meet the Characters section where I'll create profiles for some of the major--and a few surprise--characters, possibly sharing tidbits not revealed in the first book."
There will be a forum for questions for D.A. Dean, Ask the Author, and her answers, Since you Asked. A Favorites section will be included, as well, and it's here Ms. Dean will share with her readers some of the poets and fiction writers who most influenced her. "I've always been intrigued by the events and the passions that shape a person. So, though in many ways I'm quite a private person, it seems to me it's only fair I offer a bit about what's shaped me." Along this line, her website provides an extended biography.
Ms. Dean continued, "Also, as sort of a double reveal, soon I'll begin adding excerpts chosen from throughout The Ways of Eternity. These excerpts will go beyond the samples currently available and will be passages that have special meaning to me. I may not reveal directly how these passages are significant, but they'll certainly offer clues to--well, I'll leave that to the reader to figure out!"
Asked whether she would continue offering excerpts exclusive to her website in the future, Ms. Dean replied, "Oh, yes. I always like the feeling I'm getting the chance to glean a little something more when I visit an author's website. That's much of why, as I'm able, I want to give visitors to my website a little something extra." In addition to these near-term plans for her website, she promised that next year, as the 2nd installment in her I, Horus series nears completion, she would pass along "a chapter or two" before its official release. "And, of course," she said and smiled, "a few extras."
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The Ways of Eternity
By D.A. Dean
Available for sample or purchase in multiple ebook formats on Smashwords (www.smashwords.com/
About the Author
Ms. Dean, a Fairborn High School alumna, graduated with honors from Wright State University (BA) and summa cum laude from Miami University (MA). A former English major, her love of reading expanded, pushing her beyond writing about fiction to creating it. After an eventful early life of travel and liberal-arts academia, D.A. Dean now resides with her husband in the heart of the USA and is currently at work on the 2nd installment in the "I, Horus" series, available in Fall 2014. D.A. Dean can be followed on Twitter at (at)HorusWay.