Thank you, but...

Thursday, August 30, 2012

4 Chiming In
Since the cover for Premeditated went up here and at Goodreads, I've gotten several requests for ARCs/swag from bloggers and reviewers. I'm not complaining, but enough requests have come in that I'm just going to put this here:

I don't have any ARCs, yet.

I'm sorry, and I feel horrible every time I have to tell someone that because I'd love to be able to hand you a copy, but they haven't been printed.

I don't have any swag or promotional materials, either. Not yet.

The book's due out next October, and as far as I know, the publicity-related stuff will go into motion three or four months before that, so it'll be at least next summer before I have anything to give away for Premeditated.

Arclight, likewise, has no ARC's, yet, but the wait for those won't be as long.

So, once again, I'm sorry, but I can't give anyone anything pertaining to Arclight or Premeditated, yet. I simply don't have it. I truly am grateful for the interest, however, and will let everyone know when I've got some goodies to distribute as soon as I get them.

Yes, I have a new agent

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

9 Chiming In

I didn't really think that this would require a post, but from the questions I've gotten, I think I need to make one. In short:

  • Yes - I left my old agency.
  • Yes - I have a new agent.
  • No - there is not some super sekrit nefarious reason this happened.
  • Yes - I still recommend Suzie to people who are querying YA. She's a terrific agent who got me two amazing deals with amazing publishers, and did it quickly.

The split was amicable; it happens.

When a writer signs on with an agent, and an agent signs on with a client, both are basically agreeing to work with a stranger. You don't know how work styles, writing styles, and personalities will mesh. Sometimes they don't dovetail. Sometimes, as situations change, a mutual walk-away is the best course of action for everyone.

I have a fabulous new agent - Laura Rennert from Andrea Brown Lit.

Suzie has fabulous new clients to go with her fabulous existing ones. (One has a book out today - just sayin'.) and will continue to make them fabulous deals.

End of story.

make me put on my angry eyes.

Premeditated Cover Reveal -- for real!

Thursday, August 9, 2012

17 Chiming In
So, I'm late with the cover reveal. But... it's not my fault. I'm currently on the road with family and the House of Mouse has lousy wi-fi. (To be more specific, I'm sitting on the floor in the corner of my room's bathroom, with this computer sitting on a ledge beside the bathtub, just to get a signal.)

Anywho, this is what ya'll want to see, so -- TA-DA:

So, what d'ya think?

Premeditated Cover Reveal... let's call this Part One

Wednesday, August 1, 2012

14 Chiming In

If you follow me on Twitter, you no doubt saw similar crazy cap lock shouting yesterday, because PREMEDITATED HAS A COVER!!!!!!!!!!

This is NOT that cover:

I can't show you the actual cover, yet because my editor would email herself to my house smack me. But, next week, I'll be able to put the actual cover up here and on Goodreads for all to see.

Guys, this cover is... I don't even know.

There's a lot of anxiety that comes with waiting for a cover comp from your publisher. The cover will be your book's introduction to the world, and you pretty much have no participation in that introduction. It's like going to a party and having to wait for someone to introduce you before you get to speak. It's weird, and uncomfortable and nerve-wracking, and a million possible horrible cover scenarios will worm their way into your brain, but guys... GUYS!!! This cover is PERFECT.

It fits the tone. It fits the story. The model on the cover could actually BE Dinah (the main character). The designer knocked it out of the park and into another stadium.

So come back next Thursday and I'll show it off once I get the all clear.