It’s the word every author wants to see from their publisher. It was the word I worked toward for months and months. Now, a contract for “Crime Times Two” was in my inbox. The process would move quickly at this point…meaning the editor would start marking up the manuscript, a cover artist would be assigned, a cover blurb and tagline developed, and my own marketing machine would need to rev into action.
I love my publisher, The Wild Rose Press. They have wonderful artists and editors and they have an excellent reputation among small publishers. I’m excited to be working with them again.
The book itself likely won’t be released until this fall. It takes time, behind the scenes, to turn a manuscript into a book. The editing process takes a few months, then galleys are developed for various formats – ebook and print – and then another round of editing to make sure everything looks good. My publisher is picky and that’s a good thing. They not only want readers to receive stories that pack a punch, but also well-written books without annoying typos or “creative” grammar.
I’m thrilled to have another book on the way. Now, on to book three!