The Pixelvania Proclamation o’ Progress, February 2020

The State of the Pixelvania Pixelvania Proclamation o’ Progress is a semiannual post detailing what’s going on around here, and what might show up in the future. It’s only posted twice a year so as not to clog up your valuable, beautiful brain space.

The Recap

Since the last post, I’m happy to announce the publishing of:

(As you know, that last one’s been a long, long time coming!)

Additionally, I upgraded Pixelvania Publishing’s site theme and tinkered with the organization some. Hopefully, it’s easier to find any story to match the mood you’re in. If there’s an organizational category you’d like to see added, please drop me a line.

Currently in Production

Steel City, Veiled Kingdom (SCVK) – Print Books

Funny story—up ‘til December 2019, both me and my lovely print formatter, Colleen, thought we’d be publishing this behemoth as a one-volume paperback. One book. But after she received the final manuscript, she realized this CHONK of a novel was too big for Amazon’s Print-on-Demand to handle. She notified me of the hiccup and advised me to do the paperback in five separate chunks, to go with the five different sections of the story.

I agreed.

I spent all of December scrambling to get 6 ebooks—each of which needed slightly different cover designs to differentiate between parts—out by January 11th.

But none of the ebook OR print work could go forward until I created five new book descriptions, one for each of the now-separate parts. Keep in mind the original book description (currently in use for the Complete Edition) took me over a year to develop. Read More …

Welcome Las Vegas Pet Scene Readers!

Cartoon of a fawn-colored French Bulldog

If you’re here because you saw my “How to Cartoon a French Bulldog”  drawing tutorial in the Las Vegas Pet Scene magazine (or Facebook page), welcome! I’m Danielle, and I’m so glad to have you visiting Pixelvania Publishing!

Quick links:

Magic Fashion Frenchies #1: Love Potion Commotion – The first in a comedy series about talking French bulldogs and their fashionista owner. A cute and funny read for Valentine’s Day. Available for Kindle and other ebook readers!

About – Who is this girl, anyway?!

Pixelvania Studios – Where I blog art, sheet music, etc.

Books – Other books and stories I’ve written.

Contact – Have an art or writing question? Feel free to ask me here!

 

Cover Teaser: LOVE POTION COMMOTION!

The nose and eyes of an illustrated French Bulldog peeking over a cauldron bubbling with something pink

What could he be looking at?

Coming next week: Magic Fashion Frenchies #1: LOVE POTION COMMOTION! A new family fantasy romance comedy…which is a really long-winded and non-trademark-infringing way to say “This novella’s like a Hallmark movie, but with better special effects.”

I think you’re really going to love meeting Vivian Feng and her family–two-legged and four-legged members alike! I look forward to sharing this story with you soon! Sign up for the newsletter to be the first to find out when it’s released!

Magic Fashion Frenchies #1: COMPLETE

Finished (read: abandoned) my first draft of Magic Fashion Frenchies #1 and have sent it off to my proofreader!

This novella took so long to write that while I was working on it, I came up with three other ideas for the characters, so I guess this will be my first series!

How long did it take me to write? Well, its working title was My Frenchie Valentine.