Quick Update: Fortune’s Shadow Out in Paperback

Hello everyone,

I hope you are all staying healthy and safe. What a year 2020 is turning out to be! I know I’ve found it difficult on many days to concentrate on reading, never mind writing. And yet both of these things are still helping me manage the challenges of this year.

So even though it feels odd to be promoting my work at this time, I thought I should let you know that my urban fantasy novel Fortune’s Shadow is finally available in paperback from Amazon. (It was a true joy to finally hold the proof copy in my hands!)

Paperback links:

Amazon US

Amazon Canada

Amazon UK

Or if you prefer an ebook from Kindle, Kobo, Apple, or other sources, you can find it here. (You can also request it from your library if they use Overdrive or CloudLibrary apps.)

Fortune’s Shadow ebook

Thank you to everyone who has already purchased it, read it, and left ratings and reviews. I’m honoured you put me on your reading list, and I’m so glad you’ve been enjoying it.

Work is slow on the sequel, but it’s going! I’ll be updating my progress on Book 2 over on my author site, suearcherwordsmith.com. Other than that, I expect to be quiet until I have the focused time to write more blog posts here.

How have you all been holding up? Do you have any books that that have been great reads for you during this time? I’d love to hear from you.

Take care,


Fortune’s Shadow Available for Pre-Order – Out April 26th!

It’s finally out! I can’t believe it. Fortune’s Shadow is available for preorder at ebook retailers and will be released on April 26th!

Is it for you? If you like the idea of reading about

  • An indie musician who’s trying to make it big
  • A magical wish gone sideways
  • A secret from the past
  • A small town full of fun characters
  • A race to save everyone from supernatural forces

Then I’d be honoured if you chose to buy my book and spend time with Jocelyn and all the other characters I have grown to love.

Here’s a universal book link to all the retailers currently carrying my story, including Kobo and Amazon:


For those of you who may be wondering, since fantasy books are often part of a series: it is a standalone story, and I’ve been told it has a good ending. 🙂 However the threads are there for future tales from the town of Bridgepoint, and I hope someday to publish more. So if you do end up reading my book and enjoying it, I would be very grateful if you could leave a rating or review or share the news with friends.

Also, a note about the future of this blog:

I know most of you started following to read some communication tips with a creative twist, and it’s turned into something very different lately. Thank you for continuing to read and support me throughout everything.

I’ve decided I want to focus on writing tips again here in future and leave my publishing mostly out of it, because the last thing I want to do is turn this into some kind of permanent sales blog.

So if you’d like to hear about my progress in writing my next book and get regular updates on that, including any details on my self-publishing journey, you can follow my personal blog: https://suearcherwordsmith.com/ Otherwise I plan to keep mention of future books to a minimum here.

So…I guess it’s time to send out the DBW bat signal again! Is there anything you’d like me to write about? Any writing or communication challenges you’re dealing with where you would love to get some advice written in a creative way? Any new words you’d like me to add to the Rogue Words Gallery? Please let me know in the comments, and I’ll attempt to create some new posts!

I hope this post finds you well. Stay safe, everyone.



(P.S. For those who are interested: I’ll be publishing Fortune’s Shadow as a print-on-demand book as well, and getting my own author copies to sell in person, but that’s going to take a while because of challenges in getting physical book proofs shipped out right now. For those who prefer paper, I’ll let you know when it comes out. Or feel free to contact me if you’re interested in getting a copy.)