Other Realms Publishing is the dream of currently unknown author, Carla Conorino…well, little known, since a handful of her closest friends have read her writing. Oh yeah…and a few English teachers.
Okay…wait…I’m Carla Conorino so why is this in third person? Right now this is a one man show, so to speak. And yes, I am putting the “cart before the horse” (cliché, I know).
An idea for a book series came to me way back in 2006. It all started with a black, winged, red-eyed horse, named Tristan. The name of the series is Pennatus Equii, which means winged horses in what I am sure is improper Latin. So for those of you fluent in Latin, I’m sorry…but I can call it whatever I want! I can also justify any distortions of the language because the series takes place well in the future on a planet other than Earth and as we all know, language does change over time. Anyway that series ended up on the back burner because it requires so much research and I work full time AND am inherently lazy.
So…I came up with a new series idea in 2013 I think. First I called it, The Guardians. But too many things with that name in it already, so I changed it to, The Watchers because there are Watcher angels in it (also known as Guardians or Grigori). But this year it dawned on me that I want to focus on the female characters since I am of that persuasion, so it is now The Strega Series. I am currently working on the first book in the series, Hum. I mention both series because they will be connected and this will be my life’s work.
Other Realms Publishing will become a reality with the publishing of Hum. As I learn and progress in this business, I eventually hope to publish the works of others as well. I am very open to any and all advice from those who go before me and constructive criticism as well. It is my hope that not only will I finally begin to live my dream, but that I will make many more life-long friends along the way.
Excelsior! …Oh wait, that’s taken. #CarlaCWrites