It’s been a while since I checked in on my blog, something I’ve been meaning to remedy. The journey toward publication has been E-X-H-A-U-S-T-I-N-G. So much to do. But, it’s also been very exhilarating. Windswept will be released September 21, 2021 and I am so excited. So, to update, here are some things I’ve wrapped up and some things I’m working on:
- The COVER for Windswept is done! Cover reveal will be coming on Instagram on May 18 (my birthday!) and I can’t wait to share.
- I have a brand-new book description and I love it! For the first time, I feel like three small paragraphs actually do some justice to the story.
- ARC (Advanced Reader Copies) are starting to get prepped–printed copies will be going out in a couple of months, ebook copies in a few weeks or sooner.
- PRE-ORDERS are being set up everywhere. I’ll be dropping links soon.
Currently Working On:
- Windswept’s Book Trailer. Oh my gosh, this deserves a whole post of it’s own but this is the most fun thing ever. I’m dipping back into my film/photography roots and I’ve cast the part of Ginger for the trailer (a fabulous actress I can’t wait to reveal), found our location, written the script, and we have a animated storyboard that is looking fabulous. So exciting. That will be shooting in early May.
- As a fun treat for readers, I’m working on a prequel novella for Windswept, currently titled A Zephyr Rising. It’s almost done being drafted, then off to edit and polish. My fabulous cover designer is working on a cover for it and then I’ll be getting it into e-book format for you all to get as a special bonus for signing up for my newsletter! Current subscribers will receive it as well.
- Marketing, marketing, marketing. There’s so much to do here, I feel like I will never be done!
In the Future:
- Sands of Sirocco (the sequel to Windswept) took a bit of a break in editing because of Zephyr. As soon as Zephyr is done, Sirocco will be moving to the forefront once again. That should keep me busy for the rest of the year, but pre-orders for Sirocco should be set up close to the release of Windswept or shortly thereafter.
- Want to join my beta reader team for future books? Either send me a message or sign up for my newsletter! I’ll put a call out when new books are ready to go.
Thanks so much for all your support, friends! I can’t wait to share all these daydreams with you!