Release Date!

Yes, that right I have an official release date.

Realm Walker – Book One of the Juliana Norris Novels will be released on 10-28-2013.

While that may seem a long time off, it’s not really. And I think Halloween week is an absolutely perfect time for it to be released. It totally fits the dark theme of the book. Anyway, just wanted to share. 

Also I will be a regular blogger at Here be Magic – the link is in the sidebar. It’s a group of paranormal and fantasy authors that have invited me into their ranks. I’ll let you know when I have a post up over there. It’s an awesome blog though so you should just check it out anyway. I think that’s it for the moment.

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As a general note

I generally don’t talk about the day job on here, but something needs to be said. My supervisor gets a complaint about me every other month. Generally it is because I tell someone “No.” and they don’t like it.

People have a tendency to tell me the way they think things should be done, or they argue with me about what they know that they think I don’t. If I tell them they are wrong or that I can’t do anything to help them, I am mean. I am unhelpful or bitchy.

And of course they usually neglect to mention the arguing they did with me or the yelling or on occasion the names they called me.

Just for y’all’s reference, complaining about me to my boss, my husband, or any one really, does not make me more inclined to help you. Nor does it intimidate me into doing what you want.

That’s all. Hope y’all had a better day than I did.

Celebratory Dinner

So I had a craptastic day today. Rather than dwelling on the spectacular craptasticness I am going to belatedly post pictures of the celebratory dinner that my nearest and dearest girls took me out to when I got my contract.

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So above you see Sarah, Shannon, Sara, Mandy, Alta and of course me. There were some others that couldn’t be there that were missed, but we had a blast and Mandy and I had a pitcher of margaritas. Each. They were little pitchers at least. 🙂

Miss me?

Okay so I was trying not to disappear, but I haven’t wanted to say much more about my book until I actually had the contract in my hands. There was the initial need to share the news because I would have burst if I hadn’t and then the long, long wait for me to have the actual contract. I’ve got it now and after one more read through will be signing it and sending it off to the publisher. Yay!

In the mean time, I’ve been busy. Possession is now Realm Walker. Edits are done complete with the dedication and acknowledgements. Everything was shipped off to the copy editor last week. Book two, which has the working title of Purity, has a delivery date of March 30 so I’ve got 4 months to finish it and get it polished to my liking before handing it over to my editor. Like I said, busy.

What about you? What’ve you been up to?

It Finally Happened!!! (And I missed it)

That’s right, the call I waited my entire life for came and I missed it, I was at work. That call came from Angela James at Carina Press who left me a very nice voice mail to tell me she was very sorry she missed me but she’d send me a follow up email. Even without any of the details, I squeed. Yes, I said squee. I’m not ashamed to admit it.

When the email came, I might have actually screamed a little. You see, the email told me that not only did they love Possession and wish to extend an offer on it, they wished to offer on the second book in the series as well. I was completely blown away. Obviously I accepted and I’m thrilled to be added to Carina’s fabulous roster of authors.

When chosing where to submit to, Carina topped the list not only because of their reputation, but I really felt Possession would be a good fit there. I also knew that being a digital publisher the production schedule would be much faster and they would be much more likely to end up wanting the full series. And I guess that’s true since they picked up the first two.

So I’ll keep you guys updated as I have information to share. In the meantime, I need to finish that second book. 🙂

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