FAQs

Where can I buy signed and/or personalized copies of your books?

International and US readers can buy signed copies of my books from The Printed Garden. Just shoot Aaron an email at ACance64@msn.com to inquire about pricing and shipping costs. I go into the store once a month to sign any orders he has for me.

When will your book be published in my country?

I would love for my book to be published in your country! However, authors have no control over which countries we publish in. We have to be approached by a foreign publisher who wants to buy the rights. I have now added foreign editions to my website. Select the Books tab; then click on which book you’d like to view foreign editions for. Scroll to the bottom of the page.

Do you have any reading recommendations?

Of course! If you’re looking for books with a similar feel to mine, be sure to check out this TikTok video. If you want to know about some other books I love, then I recommend
Grave Mercy by Robin LaFevers
The Girl of Fire and Thorns by Rae Carson
The Kiss of Deception by Mary E. Pearson
The Winner’s Curse by Marie Rutkoski
The Falconer by Elizabeth May
Shatter Me by Tahereh Mafi
And I Darken by Kiersten White
Sorcery of Thorns by Margaret Rogerson
Graceling by Kristin Cashore
Garden of the Cursed by Katy Rose Pool
The Selection by Kierra Cass
Vampire Academy by Richelle Mead
The Black Witch by Lauri Forest
The Merciful Crow by Margaret Owen
Iron Widow by Xiran Jay Zhao

Do you have any advice for aspiring writers?

If you haven’t finished a book yet, my advice is to write a book from start to finish! You learn so much about the writing process from finishing that first story and editing it. If it’s something you haven’t accomplished yet, set a goal to get that book done! I set daily word count goals, usually about 1500 words a day. If you set a goal, no matter how large or small, you’ll eventually have a finished book.

If you’ve already finished a book from start to finish, my advice is to read extensively in the genre you’re hoping to publish in. It’s so crucial to know what stories have already been written so you can make sure yours stands out!

Do you have any tips for how to get published?

Everything I learned about how to get published, I learned from this website.

Where can I get signed bookplates?

I send out signed bookplates once a year when it’s preorder incentive time. When you purchase my newest release, I’m happy to send along bookplates for past novels as well. I do ship to international readers! Just be sure to follow me at one of my social media accounts so you don’t miss out on the announcement when it’s incentive time!

Will there be more pirate books?

I’m so glad that you enjoy my pirate books! I would love to tell more stories in my pirate universe someday, but I have a lot of books that I have already sold to my publisher that I need to write first (see Upcoming). Note that Alosa’s story is complete in the original Daughter of the Pirate King duology. There won’t be anymore books with her as the main character. Sorinda’s story is complete with the standalone, Vengeance of the Pirate Queen. I would love to return to tell Niridia’s and Mandsy’s story someday.

Will Vengeance of the Pirate Queen be published with a cover to match the original editions?

No. We have updated the covers of the original duology to match the new standalone companion novel so those who want matching covers can get them. Also, the special editions include bonus content, such as Riden’s Chapter in print in the US for the first time, as well as a deleted scene, so readers feel like they get their money’s worth for rebuying the books. Otherwise, it’s totally okay if you don’t make your books match. It’s not a trilogy but two separate stories about different people in the same world.

Would you consider turning Riden’s chapter into a whole book from his perspective?

I’m so happy to hear how much everyone loves the chapter, but I won’t be doing a whole book from Riden’s perspective. Alosa and Riden were together for so much of Daughter of the Pirate King that it just wouldn’t be different enough from the original. The only reason that first chapter works is because it leads up to their first meeting.

Will The Shadows Between Us have a sequel?

No. Alessandra and Kallias have achieved their happily ever after. I’m going to leave them to it. However, The Darkness within Us is another standalone dark romance set in the same world about a new couple. I hope you’ll check it out.

Could you please turn your books into movies/TV shows?

This isn’t something that authors have the power to make happen on their own. We have to be approached by a producer who wants to buy the rights. If we do sell the rights, there is still a good chance that the movie won’t be made, as so many things have to come together for this to happen. But even if the rights are sold and the movie/show does happen, authors have zero say in casting, the script, costumes, etc. This is why so many movies are nothing like the books. When the rights are bought, the producer has the freedom to do whatever they wish with the adaptation.

I have a book idea for you. Would you be interested in hearing it?

I’m so glad you like my writing style, but no. I’m only interested in writing my own ideas. If you have a book idea, I suggest you write it!

What if I have an idea for a story in a world you’ve created or for characters you’ve created?

The answer is still no. I already know where I want to take my stories or where I want them to end. I’m so glad to hear I’ve inspired you, though.