My first novel, Nepenthos, written in Portugese, is published! In paper and ebook. This is a moment of self-fulfilment like I‘ve never experienced before. Ten years writing the novel plus another year to work on the design. Except for the cover image, which I ordered from an artist, the entire book was made by me. From the cover design to the typography. (What’s the name of this? I’m sure there’s another name for this, doing the pages.). I was told I should come here trumpet my success, and indeed I do deserve it! If you had seen the first draft and if you could read it now! I invite anyone interested to venture into the book’s page and click on the arrow below the book. That will give you the book preview. https://www.bubok.pt/livros/12182/Nepenthos Below that there’s an icon of an open book. Click it and you’ll see the full cover preview. All done by yours truly. I don’t think it looks anything but professional. But it is the content that matters and I’m so sorry I can’t share it with you English speaking people. I realised that translating was robbing me of time to write new originals. I had to make a choice. Any Portuguese speakers around here, you’re welcome to read the synopsis and explore the book. "Nepenthos" is a drama in Low Fantasy, heavy and realistic, sometimes uncomfortable, but with a lot of romantic tones. I’m now working on the promotion, but to be honest I have more originals to finish and that’s my first priority. Nothing promotes a book like publishing another book. Even so, I expect I’ll be having more time to visit the forum from now on.