Monday, December 12, 2011

Introducing... Creepy Hollow

I'm Going Indie!

As in independent. On my own.
After much reading around, thinking, and internal debate, I've decided to self-publish a series of novelette-length stories entitled Creepy Hollow.

The Details
  • the series name is Creepy Hollow (duh. Guess you figured that out by now!)
  • the genre is young adult paranormal fantasy (with some romance, of course!)
  • each story will be a novelette in length (I like that word ;-) )
  • there is an as yet undetermined number of stories
  • they will be published in ebook form
  • they will be published at the beginning of each month, starting in March 2012
  • here is the Creepy Hollow website, which still needs some content added to it
  • here is the Creepy Hollow Facebook page

Something Interesting

When I started blogging a year and a half (approximately) ago, I Googled my name. It was then that I discovered that author Kim Harrison had a paranormal series revolving around a character named Rachel Morgan. I was a little bummed that someone pinched my name (my real, parents-gave-it-to-me-at-birth name) before I could use it! But whatever.

I haven’t yet read the series, so I didn’t realise the following until this week, after I created the Creepy Hollow website. To check that the website is “discoverable”, I Googled it. Amongst the hits I noticed that Kim Harrison’s Rachel Morgan series is also called the Hollows Series.
Bummer! So now we have the Hollows Series about character Rachel Morgan, and the Creepy Hollow series written by author Rachel Morgan! Hmm...

What do you think about that? Is it a good or a bad thing for me? Am I likely to get in any “trouble” over this? I gather from the Goodreads blurb that the series is about witches and vampires (and werewolves?), none of which appear in my series.

Blog Tour

I'm planning a blog tour for the release of the first story (I couldn't do it for every one, of course. That's like a continual blog tour. People would get so sick of me!), but I'll email people individually to ask if they want to be involved in that.

So, there you have it! Watch this space.


Cherie Reich said...

Congratulations for your series of novelettes!

I don't think you'll get into trouble either. You can't help your name is the same as a character in a book. These things happen. I like the name Creepy Hollow. :)

Rachel Morgan said...

Cherie - yay, I'm glad you like the name!

Kittie Howard said...

Congratulations! I know you've got a winner here! You can't get into trouble for using your own name.

Rachel Morgan said...

Thanks for your support, Kittie :-)

I'm more worried about the Hollows/Creepy Hollow part... But it's sufficiently different I think...

Cortney Pearson said...

Congrats, hope it all goes well for you! I love YA paranormal stuff, and the name Creepy Hollow is definitely gripping! I wouldn't worry about the matching names. Hollows is plural, yours is singular...people should be able to tell the difference! :) Good luck!

Cally Jackson said...

How exciting!! I'm hoping you're planning to send me an email about your blog tour! :-)

And I think you should be fine re the titles - they are sufficiently different. And would you still like me to beta for you? I will finally have some time to read again and I'd love to read your work. :-)

L. Diane Wolfe said...

It's YOUR real name - use it! Maybe you'll get extra hits because of the similarities.

The Golden Eagle said...

Congratulations! :)

I don't think it's likely you'll get in trouble--if someone Googled one of those phrases and landed on your website, I think it would be obvious enough it's a very different thing; and as L. Diane Wolfe said above it might even bring you more hits.

Christine Rains said...

Congratulations! The Creepy Hollows is a great name. It already intrigues me. I like the look of the site too.

Judy said...

Rachel you are amazing. Please include me in those that want an individual tour. It is YOUR name so stick to that. Well done!

Rachel Morgan said...

Thank you, all, for your supportive and congratulatory comments! I'm looking forward to getting this venture on the road next year.

Sarah Pearson said...

Oooh congratulations and good luck :-)

I can't see you getting into trouble over the title. I googled a title that I was thinking of using. I stopped counting after the ninth different book to use the same title :-)

Trisha said...

This is really cool! Congratulations!! Creepy Hollow sounds great!

Anonymous said...

It sounds amazing! I wish you good luck! I wouldn't really be to worried about the other Hollows series.

Lesley said...

How exciting!! I can't wait to read them.

J.L. Campbell said...

Sounds good. Wishing you all the best. The website looks good. I'd go with my name. After all, I had it first! :)

Melodie Wright said...

As far as I know, titles can't be copyrighted. So you should be fine
Good luck with your novelette series! I look forward to hearing how that goes.

Jessica Therrien said...

Good luck with Creepy exciting :)

Thanks for stopping by to take a look at my new cover!