Here’s the blurb I created for Blurbs in Bloom. It’s beautiful (enjoy the roses): http://www.blurbsinbloom.com/2013/03/detour-trail.html
Here’s my new Detour Trail cover.
Well, it’s a good thing I didn’t share that first cover for Detour Trail; it was just a template, but they sent me another cover, and this one is up on the publisher’s website, but it doesn’t have a link yet. I like this cover too; I can’t wait till there’s a link on it; then I’ll post it. And this one is a wrap around cover, so it includes the back. And I think it’s cool!
I’ve submitted a story (two I put together actually; one is the sequel) to Kindle Singles. I should hear back within four weeks if they’ve accepted it. They needed a home because the anthology the first one was accepted for (The Big Black), folded, and I hadn’t found another home for it yet, though it made the short list for the Zero Gravity antho.
I was going to submit another story elsewhere (another sequel, but this was to a published story, Seedlings, in Magistria: The Realm of the Sorcerer. That was an invitation only theme anthology about magic…) However, when I checked my records to be sure I hadn’t submitted it to the market I was considering just to be sure I hadn’t already done that and been rejected (I’ve done that before; I should have checked sooner.), I found that I had submitted it there a few months ago and was waiting to hear back… (The sequel was scheduled for a follow-up antho, but that hasn’t worked out.)
The third week in January is National Book Week. You can start discussions about books on forums you belong to and post covers on Pinterest. I love book covers! I want to post mine too!
Today I got to see my Detour Trail cover. I had to approve it and get it back into the pipeline, so after studying–and appreciating it–I sent my approval. When I’m sure it’s really ready to go, I’ll share it with you. I think approving a cover is like editing your story, you can spend a lot of time wondering and second guessing yourself–and your readers. But I think it has a good representation of my heroine, Lorrie. She has the right color hair, and it’s loosely braided and hanging down her back. (One of my fears was that she’d be a blonde model with flowing tresses and not someone who’s making a perilous journey down the Oregon trail.) The title is at the top and lightly floating on Lorrie’s head, and my name is underneath Lorrie’s profile (nice strong jaw, I think), and beneath that is the wagon train with some scroll work that flows over it and up….
For those of you who got an ebook reader for Christmas–or couldn’t wait–
here are my ebooks. Or you can read them on your computer. Your choice.
Pretty Pink Planet
Lori, an agent of SOESFOL (Search Out and Establish Sentient Forms of Life) visits Prism, a popular tourist destination, to track down planet pirates and rescue aliens, if she can find and talk to them.
(Pretty Pink Planet is a free ebook)
Hot Yellow Planet
In the sequel to Pretty Pink Planet, Lori and Chiing continue their adventures, meeting up with Chameleons, Ghosters, Splurts, and other aliens and humans.
Hidebound is a SF romance (adult content) also available on Amazon
Links: Kindle: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B005ICFOHY
And Smashwords: https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/82218
It includes 14 SF and fantasy adventures AND
It will be available free January 1 & 2, 2013
Remodeling: Buying and Updating a Foreclosure
How we coped with selling a house–at last, looking for a new house, buying a new house that was a foreclosure and needed lots of work, and then remodeling it since it didn’t even have a kitchen sink!