After a roller coaster fifteen years I finished my middle grade shape shifter series, The Chronicles of Aden Weaver. It has been a long voyage. Hard to believe I was forty and my two younger sons were only three and a babe-in-arms when I started writing this story. Now I’m fifty-five, my youngest sons are eighteen and fifteen, and I am self-publishing three full-size novels (The Or’in of Tane, The Sasori Empire, and The Last Tree). Big difference. Long time.

After the Merry-go-round of the copyediting and proof-reading over the last six months, it was a relief to feel confident enough to “sign off” on the proofs this week.

After the circus of editing for sixteen-hour days and endless nights, and dreaming of typed pages flipping past too fast, the show drew to an end.

An email came in from the printer this morning.

He told me my books are being printed today – ‘as we speak.’ What an exciting thought.

We made it! Woohoo!

You’re invited to help me celebrate next Saturday, October 10th, at 1 p.m.

If you can’t be in Auckland, New Zealand, that weekend, then why not join us via zoom? Speeches start at 1:30 p.m. ID: 4803774425 

A link for the zoom recording will also follow the event in a future blog post so you won’t miss out.

Pop in and help me raise a cupcake to epic journeys. A trilogy is born! #thechroniclesofadenweaver

Talk to you later.

Keep creating!

Yvette Carol


 ‘Finish what you’re writing. Whatever you have to do to finish it, finish it. ~ Neil Gaiman


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  1. How fantastic Yvette to have the printed books in your hand. It’s been a long journey for you, and may the rewards swamp in, when many young adults start begging to read the series. My very best wishes for the success with the trilogy. Warm wishes Vivienne

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    • yvettecarol says:

      Thank you Vivienne! There is no moment that quite compares to that first time you hold your book. I can’t wait for the boxes to arrive.
      I wish the same for you with your new book. Here’s to reaching readers!


  2. Congratulations, Yvette, on your wonderful accomplishment. I know time stands still for no one. And that’s a good thing. May the universe rain down success upon you.

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  3. cleemckenzie says:

    Hurray for signing off the proofs! Huge and exciting.


  4. Andrew Thurtell says:

    Good luck for tomorrow superstar!!! xxx

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