Events, Updates

CT Author Expo and Book Fair

Time is flying and it’s been almost a year since I finished writing my book and published it on Amazon!  It’s gotten a little, but good responses since it’s been out and I’m hoping to work on getting it more out there once I’m done with grad school.

And I’ll be working on that starting with the CT Author Expo and Book Fair at the Torrington Library on May 4th!

It’s a small group of Connecticut authors coming together to network and then have an expo/fair for people to come in and buy books or get their copies signed.  There is also a panel later on in the Expo where some of the authors involved will be talking about their writing process and giving advice to aspiring writers that come to the event.  I am unsure if I am a part of that panel yet, but I will update once I know for sure if I am or not.

So, if you are in the tiny state of Connecticut, you should think about stopping by to meet and support some local authors!

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Edits Are Done, Proof is On the Way

Hello again friends!

It’s about time I update you on what’s going on with my book, yeah?

Like the title of this post says, the edits are all finished up and the very first proof copy of my book has been ordered.  It’s a little hard to believe I’ve gotten this far, and it probably won’t seem real until I have that copy in my hands.

Editing was quite a process.  That’s not to say it was hard – it’s just long and tedidious.  It’s safe to say that I will take ‘Editor’ off my list of possible future careers (despite the fact that I did the second round of editing for my book).  What I found helped me with editing was reading the book aloud, which made it easier to catch mistakes and phrases that didn’t sound right.  I had a fun time with the final read-through and even tried out different voices for my characters.

Once my book was all edited, I got it formatted up to the template that I got off of CreateSpace and uploaded it (a few times) to make sure it would look right for submission and ordering the first copy.  Now all I’ll have to do is format the book for Kindle, approve of the print book, then publish my baby!

This is where it gets real exciting.

Is it Wednesday yet?

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Cover Reveal!

It didn’t take long to choose a cover, thanks to the voting that took place last week.  So, drumroll please…

Oh, wait, this is a blog.

Just imagine one, then, because here is the cover for Standing By!

I only tweaked the cover slightly once I knew this would be the one (bonus points if you can notice the tiny difference).

Some people who I talked to didn’t like the white cover because of the way it blends in with backgrounds on the internet, like this blog.  However, I personally love white covers and find them to catch my eye more so than any other covers on the shelves.  I also like that this cover is simple, which is another factor I like in book covers when I’m book shopping.

Meanwhile, if all goes well over the next week or so, the book should be available no later than the end of July.  Latest would be mid-August.  But for my sanity, let’s shoot for mid-to-end of July, shall we?