Friday, September 1, 2017

Kendra's Bookshelf Overhaul

My good friend Kendra is getting brand new covers for all her books! They're all very cool and so much better than the original covers. Makes me almost wish I'd waited for the second editions. 

Kendra's also holding a giveaway of not one, not two, but ALL SIX of her books in their shiny new covers. How do you enter? Comment on any of the cover reveal posts or any post on Kendra's blog, post a review, write a fanfic, ask her characters questions... Find out all the details here

I'm combining this post with a tag Kendra's doing, so in between covers, I'll be answering some of Kendra's questions.

1. How long have you been following Knitted By God's Plan and how did you find me?
A long time. I can't remember exactly, but I noticed your books through Homeschooled Authors, downloaded The Ankulen for free and read it in an evening in 2014, we derailed GR threads together, and the rest is history.

Tagline: Two twins in a fairy tale world must find their Fairy Godmother before their eighteenth birthday, lest they forever be stuck with the other’s gift.

Revision notes: I sent this book to my kindle, tore it to shreds, then retyped the whole thing, making every word fight to stay in the book. I completely rewrote one chapter, and added/expanded several scenes, focusing on character development and pacing, in particular Robin’s character.

2. If you've read any of my books, which? And which are your favorites?
I've read them all, even the short stories, and Lady Dragon, Tela Du is my favorite by far. Though Love and Memory may fight for that position, if you ever finish it.

Tagline: A prince’s quest for allies against his misery uncle and a madcap race to get home for a wedding
Revision notes: This book has one added chapter, a few (potentially) added scenes, and a severe edit. Again, focus is going to Robin’s character development. I hadn’t the maturity to completely handle her emotional situation when I wrote this book, and now I intend to fix that.

3. If you could redesign any of my covers, how would it look? Feel free to photoshop something, or just describe it.
WPFP to have more fire and water. Maybe kinda like that one pin on your Pinterest board. Or something like that. I'm not feeling very artistic right now.

Tagline: Prince Arthur’s quest to take back his kingdom, and Casperl’s quest to find out how, exactly, he’s a prince.
Revision notes: This book was mostly clean … but it’s getting a part two. AKA, book 3.5, The Quest for a Quince, AKA, Casperl’s story. There will be a edit to part one, though.

4. Of my WIP's, which are you most eager for me to finish and publish?
Love and Memory. Obviously. Who couldn't have guessed that?

5. Which of my Pinterest Storyboards do you find the most intriguing? 
That would probably have to be Rizkaland. Though I have to admit, I haven't looked extensively at any of the others.

The following three books were designed by Alea Harper:

Tagline: Jen knows she had an imagination once – how far will she go to get it back?
Revision notes: Mostly just a thorough edit. I don’t foresee any great changes.

6. Pick a fairy tale and tell me how you would like to rewrite it.
Rumpelstiltskin. Either to involve time travel where Rumple is actually the miller's daughter's firstborn child, or to work it into one of my current WIPs. You know the one.

7. Recommend a book for me to read. 
The Giver. I think that's the one I was most recently shocked you hadn't read yet.

Tagline: When two teens are pulled into another world, fire and water must work together to defeat a dragon.
Revision notes: Again, mostly a thorough edit, but there will be a few continuity fixes, and I’ll be adding a bonus scene to the extra stuff at the end.

8. If you and I were stranded together on a desert island, how long do you think that we would survive?
Probably not very long because Gilligan's Island doesn't really work. I don't have much confidence in my survival skills, despite having read both Robinson Crusoe and Swiss Family Robinson.

Tagline: Only the Tela Du stands in Amber’s way for ruling Rizkaland forever. Petra would much rather find her long-lost sisters than fight a Lady Dragon. 
Revision notes: Edits mostly.

9. What is a project that you're working on that you can't wait to release into the world?
They're all a mess, so I don't know. The Storyless Storyboard Story is one that I'm pretty much always excited about, but it's probably the furthest from being presentable.

10. What is a burning question that you have for me?

And there you have all of Kendra's new covers. What do you think?


  1. Kendra had BETTER finish Love and Memory . . . otherwise I shall be very annoyed and probably try to find my way down to her home to bug her.

    The whole Rumplestiltskin time travel idea is super cool. When you write it, let me know, 'cause I want to read it.

    Also, regarding Swiss Family Robinson: that used to be one of my favorite books, but my family just listened to it again, and I was like "Woah. This is so incredibly unrealistic." Mostly because there's no possible way that all those creatures could've been on one island, plus we're not sure how exactly they didn't run out of ammunition, but, yeah. It's probably not the best guideline for how to survive on a desert island, though it might give you some ideas.

    1. Yes, definitely. She'll hear from a lot of us if she doesn't. ;)

      I will. Someday it should be more than just a premise.

      Yeah... It's been forever since I read it (probably somewhere in the neighborhood of ten years, I'm pretty sure I was in elementary school), so I don't remember many of the details. It's gotta be more realistic than Gilligan's Island, though. XD I just know I don't like the Disney movie very much because they cut out Jack, and designed the treehouse all wrong, and added pirates, and got things wrong regarding the girl... I love Disney and all, but it's not okay when they mutilate my favorite books. (I'm looking at you, Johnny Tremain.)

    2. Most definitely.

      Good. I look forward to it!

      I only vaguely remember the movie . . . probably shows how bad it is. I didn't even know there was a movie of Johnny Tremain. But oh well. Yes, it is more realistic than Gilligan's Island, and some of the methods they use would probably actually work. It's just the setting and the ammunition bit that push the borders of believability.

    3. The Johnny Tremain movie... If you've never read the book, it's not a bad movie, but if you have, it's terrible. They take the very basic plot, and that's the entire movie. They cut out just about everything, including all of Cilla's sisters and the storylines that go with them.

  2. Great question. Who are Laura's parents?

    I agree on the water-fire thing... :)

    1. I've been wanting to know for quite awhile, but she still hasn't told me.


    2. Oh, come on. Was the snippet I shared last April not good enough for you guys????

    3. This one:

    4. Ha. Ha. Ha. 'Cause we all believe what you put in that post.

  3. That's a great burning question Morgan. When I did the tag, I was trying to think of something that I might get an answer to. This is not that question. I doubt any of my guesses are right, but even if we had figured it out, we couldn't know.

    1. Haha. Yeah, I'm just hoping one of these days she'll slip up and let it out. :)

    2. Yeah, someday I'll slip up and accidentally let out that Lucy's her mother. It'll definitely happen someday.

    3. Oh, that's right. I already let that secret out in the comments of this post here:

      I don't know why everyone is so curious, anywho.

    4. You delight in being confusing and purposely misleading people. I know this for a fact. And you wouldn't share that if it was a real slip.

  4. ALL THE SHINY. Also, I love your idea for a time-traveling Rumple. O_O DO IT! I enjoyed your answers--thanks for sharing! ^_^

    1. It's an idea my sisters and I came up with years ago, but I can't remember who was most responsible. It would certainly be interesting.

  5. ALL THE PURTY COVERS. They're all so gorgeous! <3

  6. OH. MY. GOSH! Sooooo Pretty. Need them all!


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