Saturday, May 25, 2013

Now...Why Did You Do That?

My tentative release date for Eterna was June 25, 2013. You will note it is currently May 25, 2012.

That puts my release date at exactly one month from now. Except...

I went ahead and published it now. That's right. Eterna is now available on Smashwords and Amazon right now. Why now, you ask?

Well, it seemed like a good idea at the time.

It's more of a novella (not to be confused with a novela or Spanish soap opera) than a novel, but my sweet husband, Mr.D pointed out that Of Mice and Men was a rather short book as well. Of Mice and Men is a pretty good book. Hopefully you all will feel the same way about Eterna.

So go take a look, maybe read it, leave a review, you know the routine.

Here it is at Smashwords:

And again at Amazon:

While you're there, look for my other two books Push and Push Back.

Have a most fantastic Memorial Day weekend and remember why we celebrate. Freedom isn't free.

Sunday, May 12, 2013


So this was an interesting week. One of those productive/nonproductive weeks that happen every once in a while (or all the time, depending on who you are - I tend to be of the all the time variety, but I digress).

Anyway, on the nonproductive side, I spent every day at the chiropractor because my spine is drifting to the right. It's true, I saw the x-ray. It's pretty horrifying. Spine's aren't meant to travel that way. So I have to get that worked out. I thought I felt like I was walking sideways. Now I know it's true. That took a chunk of time out of every day, but I'll take it over the alternative (hint: it involves a wheelchair).

Wow, I am off in Tangentville today.

Anyway, (again) I have a piano recital next Saturday that I should be practicing for, but that is covered in the nonproductive area. I know what you're thinking - where does she get productive?

Don't rush me!

My deadline for the new book is June 25th which, for those of you without a calendar, is just over seven weeks away. The book has made it through the first edit, and I have it out to my trusted first draft readers now. I'll be embarking on the second edit this week, but the big news is...

The cover is done! And it looks amazing. I just hope the book lives up to the cover. I've also written up a first draft of the synopsis, so now I can work on cleaning that up too.

Want to see the awesome cover?

Here it is:

Amazing I know. The photograph was taken by Clara Jerome, my brother's sister in law, and the cover was created by Sadie Talbot and myself. I just want to say a heartfelt thank you to both of these women for making this amazing cover possible.

As you were.