Thursday, February 24, 2011

Round Two!

If you've entered the 2011 Amazon Breakthrough Novel, you may have received an email today. If you follow THIS LINK, it will take you to their site where you can open the document that shows the 1,000 entries that advance in the Adult Fiction category and the 1,000 entries that advanced in the Young Adult category.

I'm pleased to announce that Cannibal Island by Cornell DeVille was in the group that's moving forward for additional judging. I feel honored to be in such great company with the other 999 writers. If you're advancing, leave a comment. We'd love to hear it.

Sunday, February 20, 2011

Revised Cover Design

Made a couple of revisions.

I like this one better.

What do YOU think?


Here's where we are so far. I found the box I was looking for. Had to go all the way to Ireland to get it. My granddaughter came by this weekend and we did the photo shoot last night.

Would love your comments on it. Click on the image to enlarge. This is going to skip the eBook release and go directly to paperback format on CreateSpace. (Unless a publisher would be interested in partnering on the venture.)

Thursday, February 17, 2011

Release Date is Coming Soon

Okay, fellow writers. As you may know, I've been in the process of finalizing the paperback copy editing and proofing. Only a couple of chapters remain, and the paperback version release date is drawing near.

However (and this is where I'm requesting your assistance) I'm having second thoughts about the book title. As we all know, the title is a critical element in the book writing process. Originally, this manuscript was entitled The Treasure of Morro Bay. Shortly after it was completed, I decided a sequel would be a good project to work on. So, after the sequel was finished, the title of the original changed to A Tale of Two Hearts: Book One in the Treasure of Morro Bay Trilogy. The sequel became Deja Vu: Book Two, etc.

But now, I'm considering changing that before it goes to print and becomes, forever, that title. Here are my thoughts, and I would appreciate yours very much. In fact, if you look to the right sidebar, you will see the three titles I'm considering. I hope you'll take a moment and add your vote. There's not a lot of time, so please direct your friends to this blog so they can add their opinions as well.

Thanks to all.