Friday, September 7, 2012

I am Totally on Top of the Blog Thing

This is not going to be the cover of book 6
but wouldn't it be cool if it was?
I don't always have a long post prepared, so if you want to hear the latest about books 6 and 7 as events develop, please go to my Facebook Group Page. I seem to have the most fun with that, and there's more feedback options for you guys.

Latest Updates:

The Knights of Derbyshire (Book 5) - The second edition is out in all formats. If you buy it, you will get the second edition, which includes a preview chapter from book 6. If you already bought the first edition and want the second one, you can email me and I will send you the eBook edition. The formatting is also better in the paperback, with the pages looking neater and just generally more professional. Your cover may vary slightly in terms of the lining up of the pictures on the front and back on the spine, but Createspace says there's nothing they can do about that. Every printing is a little bit different because the technology isn't there, so just think of it as your own personal edition.

Georgiana and the Wolf (Book 6) - Hopefully it is going into copyediting soon. I could put it out much faster without all of these editors and copyeditors involved, but if you're going to be spending real money, I'm going to get you the best possible product I can manage. Publication date is sometime before the end of 2012. Over at the Facebook Group Page I'm posting possible covers and you're welcome to submit your own public domain wolf-related 19th-century images, and if I choose yours, your name will go in the acknowledgments.

Book 7 - As yet untitled, because the old title doesn't work for publication. Preliminary work has started on book 7, because we're shooting for a Spring 2013 release. Since Book 6 is kind of a strange book (it's a murder mystery set in France) and Book 7 is more in line with previous content, I'd like to get it out reasonably soon after the publication of book 6. Then there's going to have to be a break to breathe before Book 8, which is for the record my favorite book in the series.

In other news, Shana Tova (Happy New Year) to fellow Jews and fans of the Jewish lunar calendar, as Rosh Hashanah begins on the night of the 16th.