22 November 2014 0 comments

Files Have Been Submitted -- Plus a Contest!

The cover and interior files for The Darkest Midnight have been submitted to the various print and distribution orgnizations. I'll let you know when it's available for purchase, either through online retailers, local shops, or the publisher's webpage (where you'll be able to order autographed copies).

In the meantime, I'm doing a giveaway on Goodreads. You can enter to win one of three copies. The drawing will take place on December 12.
12 November 2014 0 comments

Coming Really Soon!

Finally, here it is in Real Life™

The text is in the hands of a trusted critic/reader, and with this printed-cover hurdle out of the way, now it's all about fine-tuning the story and catching goofs.

Coming soon! Really!

I'm starting to update various websites with a December 01, 2014 release date, since sometimes it can take online retailers awhile to process new items into their websites...and even were I to approve the proof this week, it would take time to receive the physical copies to sell locally (or through this site)...and the Thanksgiving holiday might cause some delays there. So, to be safe, December. To be hopeful, before.

30 October 2014 0 comments

Update: Progress

What have I learned from this? That a story is like an iceberg...there is so much more beneath the surface. Thank you, everyone, for being patient while I work to get those unexpected moments and twists of character the pages (and phrasing) they--and you, as readers--deserve.

I regret that my estimations of time were *way* off the mark...but I can't regret the story-reasons that have added so many extra months to the process.

If I say, "just a few more weeks," will anyone believe me? But, really. The final phase of editing is upon us. Just a 1/4" of (double-sided) pages to mark up, and then the edits to enter into the publishing file, some minor adjustments to size the cover, and off to conversion and printing it will go!

18 September 2014 0 comments

Chapter Two is Online

I hope to see many people at the Ashland Book and Author Festival this Saturday!

Since that will take away from my writing time on The Darkest Midnight, I've put Chapter Two online. Yes, it is a sort of plea for forgiveness.

But I do think the book will be better for this extra/unexpected time that it is taking.

Thanks for your continued patience.