In 2013 I took myself off to Northern NSW to write Rise Siren Five. The edgy Sci-Fi / Urban Fantasy Thriller was released May 2015. Published by my very own baby publishing company, Carter Pierce Publishing.
In Jan 2016, Off-Worlders was published and in 2017 I headed back to the city because that’s where my Muse wanted to be. Always follow your Muse. She always knows the best places to be. And she has impeccable timing.
Back in that rush of city creativity, and big changes happened and are happening. Rise Siren Five and Off-Worlders have been re-edited and re-released under my Pen Name, Sawyer Dale.
Rise Siren Five and Off-Worlders were originally published under the Pen Name of S.S. Delaunay. And if you look closely at the covers you’ll see they’re now credited as S.S. Delaunay writing as Sawyer Dale.
Prior to them being published under S.S. Delaunay, they were impulsively published under my actual name – Sarah Delaunay. Since then, I’ve learnt a lot about publishing books, having an author name which is easy to spell :), and about separating your different writing pursuits under different pen names.
So here I am/we are? I’ve got a few projects on the boil. Sawyer Dale is the pen name I’ll keep publishing my Sci-Fi and Urban Fantasy under. In changing the pen name on these books I also took the time to make some edits.
Namely on Rise Siren Five. Some of the more explicit scenes no longer exist. So, if you have one of the un-cut S.S. Delaunay originals, lucky you!
And hang on to it.
This was a decision I made based on two things – being comfortable having a broader audience read the book, and also not wanting to fuel any peeps who may have seen what I was writing as violence and horror, as pleasure. It was very hard to write some of those scenes, and I’m glad as a writer I did. However, I’ve made the decision to hint at things, rather than spell them out so vividly. And I feel comfortable with that.
The long overdue sequel to Rise Siren Five is in the works. Publication date TBA.
And there’s a new Pen Name and a whole range of goodies coming under Harper Ashton.