EPIC Ariana Awards
Great news! Thanks to the wonderful cover designs by Debra Dixon, all three of the Journals of Myrth books have now made their way into the position of finalists in the EPIC Ariana Cover Awards for Children's/YA Fiction. In 2012, the Electronic Publishing Industry Coalition chose How to Slay a Dragon for the 1st Place award. Hooray, Debra!
Thanks to Pearl Ollie and all the great people at Channel 49 in Brevard, the world was able to hear Bill Allen speak about his first book in the Journals of Myrth series. Those who managed to stay awake through the experience should be commended, but I think all would agree that Bill should probably stick to writing down his thoughts.
Trailer for How to Slay a Dragon
I consider myself very fortunate to have met Debra Dixon, a woman who enjoys helping new writers get their start. She takes a very hands-on approach to publishing, giving me personal advice on how to improve what was originally my Greg Hart Trilogy, creating three magnificent book covers, and preparing this trailer for my first book in the Journals of Myrth series. What can I say? The woman does it all!
How to Slay a Dragon Hits #1
Twice since its release in January of 2011, How to Slay a Dragon, Book One of the Journals of Myrth has spent a week as Amazon's #1 in all of children's fiction. No, really. There's proof. Here's a sampling of what people are saying about it:
There are so many fantasy books out there in the market today, that itís very, very rare to get your hands on one that is so different from the rest - with so many fun characters and a truly exciting plot - that when it does happen, readers should flock to their bookstores...And Bill Allen has most definitely begun a series that is completely unique and absolutely "flock-inducing." --Feathered Quill Book Reviews
How to Slay a Dragon is a wonderful quest fantasy starring the last person one would expect to wear the mantle of prophesized hero saving the world from a powerful dragon.
--#1 Hall of Fame Reviewer
...a wonderful book full of imagination and charm. --Just Books
...Mr. Allen grabs your attention at the very first chapter and keeps Greg running all throughout the book. --Long and Short Reviews
...I will be waiting impatiently for the next installment. I love the comedy, the action and the surprise ending to this clever story and hope Bill Allen will make a second journey to the land of Myrth. --Novelspot
READ IT IF:
You like action-adventure books.
You enjoyed the Harry Potter series and other similar book series.
You like your characters and books snarky> --Second Bookshelf on the Right