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Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Preview Pic from the Upcoming Book Trailer!

After tireless, countless hours of work, my hubby David J. Cook is preparing the animation for the upcoming book trailer for "The Scholar, the Sphinx and the Shades of Nyx." Here is a preview picture from that trailer:


Stay tuned for more!

Sunday, April 28, 2013

Update on Publication Date

Unfortunately, folks will have to wait one additional week to enjoy this new young adult novel...to make extra time ro promote "The Scholar, the Sphinx and the Shades of Nyx," the publication date has been shifted to May 15th next month.

Which means you can spend that extra week spreading the word and letting your friends know all about the book!

Stay tuned, as there will soon be a podcast episode from Knox Robinson Publishing all about this upcoming release.

Monday, April 15, 2013

The Scholar, the Sphinx, and the Book Launch!

Mark your calenders, folks...the Book Launch for "The Scholar, the Sphinx and the Shades of Nyx" has been set!
 
Come join me and be one of the first to get a copy of this new fantasy adventure at:
 
Books-a-Million
Discover Mills Mall
5900 Sugarloaf Pkwy. Suite 321
Lawrenceville, GA 30043
 
May 18th at 3:00PM
 
If you buy more than one copy, I'll buy you a cookie!
 
I'd love to see you there. If you're not normally in the area, make a weekend of it! Come down to Georgia, tour the sights of Atlanta, walk around the Discover Mills Mall, and chat with me a while. Atlanta's got the world's largest aquarium, the Coca-Cola Museum, the High Arts Museum, and lots of fun! It's worth the trip.

Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Check Out the Featured Authors at KRP this week!

Knox Robinson Publishing is debuting several new novels this May (including the one that this blog is about!!). It's an exciting lineup, and take a look at the featured May authors on the Knox Robinson Publishing website:

http://www.knoxrobinsonpublishing.com/author.php

While you're there, check out the other amazing historical fiction and fantasy titles from KRP. It's a treasure trove of spectacular storytelling!

Friday, April 5, 2013

The Writer, the Rewrites, and the Urge to Scream

Excuse me while I let out this looooooooooooooooooooooong siiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiigh....

There was sweat. There were tears. There was a stomach-cramping panic that has been reeking havoc on me for the past month or so, praying that I could get the rewrites done in time for this novel to be ready for the printer and not have to postpone its release date.

But the final round of rewrites are in.

Don't ge me wrong; there is a good kind of stress that helps you focus and makes you give your all to make a story the best it can be. But add on the time crunch (this last round of edits I only received 2 days ago, and then received an e-mail this afternoon that I needed all the corrections made by tonight!!), and the fact I have two literary trade shows to prepare and organize in the next 2 weeks, and how many times this week I messed up in the invoicing department at work because I have been working 14 days straight without a single break, and I am exhausted...

And I apologize for the venting, but in the end it will all be worth it. We are still on schedule for the May release, and hopefully I can start lining up some author events now that we're on track.

But first....

*snooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooore*