It worked. It’s a book

I allowed myself that extra hour of sleep the time change provided. This isn’t my first book, so I didn’t completely panic when I got up.

I went through my morning routine, fed the dogs, etc. When I check email, Amazon said it was a book. I dedicated some time to updating BookBub, Goodreads, claiming the book for my Amazon author site, all those fun things. I also updated Entertaining Stories so Serang shows up in the sidebar.

I’m too lazy to cover my banner image with bamboo or jungle vines, so I’ll leave Clovis’ car and dog there for now. I could ask Sean for an art update, but I’m trying to save a buck here and there.

As of now, the cover in the sidebar links to Amazon. Then I did something unusual. I added another 1500 to 1800 words to Grinders. This one is racing toward the finish line, and I want to clear my deck so I can take Lanternfish back up.

I wrote one promotional post and sent it out, then decided to update my blog. Here is some data about Serang.


Monastic life is all about duty, service, harmony. For Serang, a young girl abandoned at the temple by her mother after the death of her father, that life becomes all she knows. The monks give her purpose, and become her new family.

When political upheaval causes chaos throughout the land, Serang again loses everything and everyone she loves. Alone, she struggles to survive. She convinces a wandering monk to take her under his wing and complete her training. Thus begins her adventures through strange lands and her trials to become a confident, capable, independent adult.

This is a coming of age story set in a fantasy world. It’s filled with monsters and martial arts, difficulties and dangers. The serious situations preclude the story from the levity of its predecessor, Voyage of the Lanternfish, but it provides a compelling look at the origin of one of the saga’s most fascinating characters.



This story is a supporting story to the Lanternfish trilogy. Serang was so interesting, and her part of the world so different than other places in that story, that I though she deserved her own tale. I also intend for it to hold people over while I finish writing the next volume. I hope you guys will give it a chance sometime this winter.



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53 responses to “It worked. It’s a book

  1. Reblogged this on Sue Vincent's Daily Echo and commented:
    A new book from Craig…

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  2. I feel like I keep saying this but you continue to amaze. I don’t know how you do it. Cloning? Congratulations, Craig. Will definitely check this out and share around. Cheers!

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  3. I have my copy of Serang, and looking forward to reading it!

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  4. Congratulations on publishing! That is great Craig

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  5. Congratulations on the book, Craig. Looks terrific.

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  6. Reblogged this on Legends of Windemere and commented:
    Grab the newest release from C.S. Boyack.

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  7. Yay! I’m in the middle of critiquing a manuscript for a friend, but when I get that done, I can’t wait to read Serang. I just downloaded it onto my Kindle.

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  8. Wonderful! Congratulations! I’ve got a lot going on for the next 2.5 years, LOL, but Imma read Serang 😛

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  9. Congratulations, Craig. You are a writing machine.

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  10. Congratulations, Craig. I love that cover! Just grabbed my copy and can’t wait to get around to it 🙂

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    Best of luck!

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  11. Gwen M. Plano

    Congratulations, Craig. I just purchased my copy and can’t wait to read it! 🙂

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  12. Reblogged this on Author Don Massenzio and commented:
    Check out Serang by C.S. Boyack. I know it’s on my list to read after I finish my current book in progress. Details are in this post from his blog.

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  13. Congratulations, Craig! I know I am going to enjoy this one! I’ve grabbed my copy!

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  14. Congratulations. It sounds interesting. Reblogged on Dragons Rule OK

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  15. Yaaaaay! ** waves arms in the air like Kermit and runs around in circles** … a bouncing baby book! … congratulations! 😀

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  16. Huge congrats Craig… or should I say, new daddy!

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  17. Yay!!! Congratulations!

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