A. M. Macdonald

Author and Geek Culture Emissary. Speaking the word of nerd.

REMEMBER THE DAWN is live for preorder!


What a great day.

Secure a copy of REMEMBER THE DAWN for the pre-order price of $0.99. Full release is December 20—just in time for the holidays!


The cover of my dreams.


Are you KIDDING ME? Look at this thing? I cannot even describe how excited I am about this cover—my adrenaline hasn’t stopped pumping since I received the first proof. Pre-orders go live SOON.

What’s in a name?


Today I started debating the name of the series in which Remember the Dawn is the first book. I’ve been calling it the Starsinger Trilogy, but something just didn’t sit right for me.

So I went to the fantastic resource of /r/fantasywriters for suggestions and opinion, and guess what—it took off! I can’t believe the quality feedback I’ve received so far. Check it out here: https://www.reddit.com/r/fantasywriters/comments/9v0i9j/series_title/

4 months of editing later… I’m done!


Good news, everyone! Remember the Dawn is finally ready for print and publish. It has been a long and arduous journey to get my manuscript into shape—I can’t even count how many drafts I’ve gone through—but I think the result will be well worth the time and effort.

Special thanks to Josiah at JD Book Services, who not only provided me with exceptional editing services, but also essentially taught me a crash course in the English language. I cannot believe how much my technical writing has improved throughout the process.

My cover design starts Monday with Jake at J Caleb Design. I am incredibly excited to develop a kickass cover that screams epic fantasy. I might also run my formatting through Jake, though I think I’ve got a pretty good handle on things. We’ll see.

The last and most important step is to plan a launch strategy and design a marking platform. The self-publishing world seems to turn on the effectiveness of marketing, and since I am most invested in reaching as many fantasy fans as possible it seems necessary to devote a lot of thought and resources here.

All this being said, I remain hopeful that my querying efforts will pay off and a literary agent wants my book. I think my core competency is writing and worldbuilding and very much not marketing and promotion, and so a traditional publishing model would likely serve me best. We’ll see, though I am dead-set on self-publishing by the end of the year if I don’t hear otherwise.

What an exciting time!