Monday, October 24, 2011
Release Day! I'd Dance, But My Feet Are Killing Me.....
Seriously; this is a dream come true. One which began in 1985 in a four person suite (Rm 138) of Emison Hall (no longer exists, but there's a nice green park now!) on the campus of Vincennes University. Of course, the story I began writing that year is still locked in my filing cabinet, but the dream sparked 'hey, I CAN write something longer than twenty pages, and entertain people!'
Fast-forward to 1999. I have an agent, and three books written. Unfortunately, they are AU #2,3, and 4. I would send off my three sample chapters, never dreaming it was all a hoax.
In 2000, I had #5 written. Time to get to work on #1, which would prove to be rough: How to write a PREQUEL, and still keep the timeline intact? Somehow in the space of 5 weeks, I managed to pull it off.
June 2002, I discovered a selp-publisher. Six months later, the book was out.....and had problems.
And then I discovered my 'agent' was a fraud.
So now, nine years later, thanks to the kind folks over at Secret Cravings Publishing, my dream has come to fruition. This book is better edited; has a MUCH better cover and title, and Gaddafi has been killed. Yes, the United States issue with this man began in 1986, and is alluded to in this book. Turns out I spelled his name wrong, so please forgive it?
To order your copy, please go here. And remember, book #2, Love Finds A Way releases in December:)
It's not too late to enter my CountDown Contest:) Scroll down for details; winner will be announced tomorrow!
And Why Are My Feet Killing Me?
Simple. Remember my complaints of aching feet and my undignified plop into the mud on Tuesday? Went to the dr on Friday and ended up having both feet X-rayed.
Left foot: Ankle is NOT broken, but they put me into an air cast to keep it stabilized.
Right foot: Planter Fascitis and a hairline fracture below my pinky toe. I have nightly exercises, plus I am not allowed to walk barefoot. And, I'm to stay off my feet as much as possible! Which means the SU is going to have to step up for housework and cooking. Yay! I get to be online all I want:) Plus, I've been icing my ankle every day, and what TV show lasts 15 minutes long? So yeah, I get to watch an hour or so of my DVR'd programs every day with no complaints from the family:)
So today I'll be around the internet, posting excerpts and accepting congratulations. Tomorrow, Wednesday, and maybe even Thursday, fellow author BC Brown and I will be 'Rockin' the Karaoke' in celebration. People are buying the antho Fracas at an incredible rate, so we have plenty to celebrate:)