A boy blinded by fire. A woman raised by wolves. An avowed enemy offers help.
Early Woman Lucy, the Canis Ump, the Tree-man Boah, and Lucy’s pairmate and child are the only ones who escape the violent Man-who-preys. To save her tribe will require not only skills unique to each but help from others she didn’t expect.
Set 1.8 million years ago in Africa, Lucy and her band of early humans struggle against the harsh reality of a world ruled by nature, where predators stalk them and a violent new species of man threatens to destroy their world. Only by changing can they prevail.
If you ever wondered how earliest man survived but couldn’t get through the academic discussions, this book is for you. Prepare to see this violent and beautiful world in a way you never imagined.
Here’s what I did the past month:
- I spent the entire month editing. I got through less than ten pages a day so I’m still working on it. It’s been like slogging through quicksand (which my characters do) but it is coming out nicely.
- I have been working on my education website a couple of hours a day. A lot of the links died when I changed my book website. I couldn’t find a tool to locate these automatically so I’ve been going through eleven years of posts one by one. It does force me to clean lots of stuff up along with the links.
- I’m working on a more visual way to run my blog hop that will put a bigger spotlight on those who offer to help me. Canva has some great ideas. Here are templates (the words are not mine). I need to make sure links work well on them before selecting. Which do you like best:
- I pushed the publication date for Laws of Nature back a month, to July. Even so, a lot has to go right to make that date!
- I might publish Laws of Nature to Amazon as a pre-order soon. Stay tuned!
- I mentioned last month that I am participating in a beta for Amazon, to make some of my books available in hardcover as well as print and digital. So far, I set one up and have had no sales of it. Are you surprised? Do you like hardcovers?
How are you doing on your latest WIP? I’d love to hear!
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Jacqui Murray is the author of the popular prehistoric fiction saga, Man vs. Nature which explores seminal events in man’s evolution one trilogy at a time. She is also the author of the Rowe-Delamagente thrillers and Building a Midshipman, the story of her daughter’s journey from high school to United States Naval Academy. Her non-fiction includes over a hundred books on integrating tech into education, reviews as an Amazon Vine Voice, a columnist for NEA Today, and a freelance journalist on tech ed topics. Look for her next prehistoric fiction, Laws of Nature, Summer 2021.