New in stores is Bryan Davis’ Song of the Ovulum (Living Ink), the first in the Children of the Bard series. Bryan is planning a nationwide tour this fall with daughter Amanda, whose debut, Precisely Terminated (AMG Publishers), comes out this September. Her novel tells the story of a young noblewoman hiding among the slaves of the Cantral palace. As the one person in the world without a chip implant, only she can free the slaves from the rule of the nobles and their computers.
“She has been attending writers’ conferences for years—learning the writing craft in workshops, meeting editors and published authors for advice on writing, and polishing her work through countless hundreds of hours,” Bryan said of his daughter on Facebook. “There are no shortcuts, no substitutes for working hard to be the best writer you can be.”