Once upon a time, the Arbor University Tales series was born. And since books #2,3,4, and 5 were written, it was crucial book #1 needed to be finished. Since I wanted 'Love' in the title, and 'Love on the Rocks' was the current working title of #2, I needed something which expressed the drinking/driving issue. And 'Love is Sober' became the working title.
Fast-forward to 2002. I discovered the self-publishing industry, and finished writing LIS in 5 weeks. Ran it past several beta readers who all loved it, and the day after Thanksgiving, uploaded it, paid the $160 fee, and crossed my fingers. The above picture is their interpretation of my cover sheet request, and being a newbie, thought, "Hmmmm....no college depicted; no party scene, no people...but they're the pro's, so maybe this will work?" and accepted it. On New Year's Eve, I received the notice it was live on amazon, and made the spouse take me out to dinner. Ten days later when I received my proof copies, reality set in. What the hell had I done?
Fast-forward to 2011. I've changed the title of book #2, so now 'Love On The Rocks' is free to be the title. An awesome new cover is designed, and a good friend came up with a beautiful logo.
Flashback to October 1971:
Yes, I was a bad blogger last week. My second Halloween in the neighborhood, I dressed up in a witch costume and went trick-or-treating with Kimmy and Tad (I think). There's a picture of my sister, now age 1, reacting with fear to my costume. I don't know if I went around with my friends or if a parent went with me.
Saturday went well! I only sold one book, but I did meet a few people interested in Kenzie's work, and a repeat customer was looking for more erotica authors. I pulled out the print copies of Brynn's Tribute For The Goddess and Regina/Cindy/Desiree's Mistlestoe Magic trilogy, and wrote down names, plus Anny's, Mia's, and Bronwyn's books. Hopefully these ladies will soon see an increase in sales:)
I'm off to do laundry and some light housecleaning before diving into more Forbidden Love self-edits. Have a good day!