Life is like a hurricane around here. (Blame all the D23 Expo stuff this Disney girl has been seeing online.) I'm juggling a lot of great stuff: a short story and graphic novel project with fellow author and artist Julianne Black, the two novellas Nature & Nurture, and of course, my release preparation for The Proper Bearing. I'm also knee-deep in great books right now, so you'll have more reviews from me soon, too.
This is that funny little quiet lull in between all of it where I don't have a Big Thing to share, but I have a lot of Little Things. Mostly, though, I want to get you all excited about The Proper Bearing, which is coming out in just shy of two months!
My beta readers (or CPs, depending on which author lingo you prefer) have it in hand, but I could still use one more. If you're seriously interested in helping me make this a better book, please shoot me an email or direct message through the internet grapevine of your choice. I would ideally need it back with your comments by August 15th.
I have a front cover prepared, and will soon be working on the back. Cover reveal will be going down a month prior to release, on August 18th, so that'll be exciting. I have to say, this is my favorite cover so far, and I can't wait to share it with you all! Special thanks to my friend and fellow author Tim Savage for scoring me a photo for its creation during his recent trip to the UK.
I'll also be giving away a couple of prizes on the week of the release: my protagonist, the wonderfully bookish Nicholas Forsythe, has helped me brainstorm a few of his favorite things to give away to my readers, so that their escape into my world can be just that little bit more complete. I'll be sharing more details about that as time draws closer. In the meantime, here's a sneak peek at part of that amazing cover ...
If the suspense is absolutely killing you, and you can't wait ... you can always go and pledge your support to me on Patreon! Patrons get to see the full front cover TODAY! I hope you all have a wonderful week, stretch those imaginations, and I'll see you all next Wednesday!
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