First off, if you have no idea what the Gold Collection is or why I’m writing this post, you should go check out the original article where I explained what it is, why I’m making it, and when you can expect the release. In short, it’s a box set of everything I’ve published in high school (5 books) and should be out sometime in August.
Now, one thing you might not realize is that choosing the order of these books is kinda difficult. Like I spent an hour sitting in front of the computer thinking about it type of difficult. I struggled with how I should organize them. Publication date? My least to most favorite, or vice versa? By theme? In the end, I settled on something that hopefully mixes those categories and spits out a solid read-through box set.
So, without further ado, here is your order.
#1 My Abigail
This is the lead-off book for a few reasons. It’s my favorite that I’ve written and also the most successful. Not only that, but My Abigail will have more changes than any other book in this box set. So, with that in mind, I decided it should be the face of the box-set. As you can see from the cover, it heavily influenced that aspect as well.
#3 She Watches (She: Book 2)
She and She Watches make up the first series I ever wrote and the only one I’ve finished. Both books are a solid 70,000 words at the moment before editing (which will shorten it) and adding scenes (which will lengthen it). It made sense to throw these both together right after My Abigail.
#4 Until We Burn
This is my latest publication, and seeing as that was over a year ago not a good sign. However, this was the first book that I had someone make me a cover for and the first one that wasn’t just a Horror book. What do I mean by that? Well, it’s got a lot more mystery than anything, and some suspense. I’ve had a few readers who aren’t into “scary” but they read this work and enjoyed it. With that in mind, I decided to put it at the end, after all the chills and terror. If you can’t handle anything meant to scare, this is the book for you.
#5 As Trees Turned Away (short stories)
This collection of short stories has been a thorn in my side for years now. I’ve always wondered if I should unpublish it, especially since I wrote this my freshman year of high school and the writing is…. let’s just say sub-par. And maybe, one day, I will take it off Amazon. But at least now it will always be in this box set.