Preparing a novel for publication is fun, exciting, and positively nerve-racking. Even though I’ve had short stories published, nothing compares with the release of a novel.
This speaks not only to the process itself — working with a copy editor, cover artist, editor-in-chief, but the idea that my book will soon be out there in the world … an event at once amazing and a bit scary. This is what I’ve always wanted, sure, but now that we’re here … or almost here … I need to sit down for a moment.
This is the book cover, and I am happy to announce the tentative release date of March 22, 2015.
Here is a behind-the-process snippet — what led to the writing of this mystery novel.
Inspiration, at times elusive, rushes at us like a storm of images when a story can not be left untold. And so it happened in the writing of this mystery novel — the culmination of two lives at a confluence of cultures: an Eastern European immigrant — yours truly — married to a California native of Hispanic descent. The result is a fictionalized story, an observation, of many lives across such cultural spectrum, taking the reader from Los Angeles to the wilderness of Wyoming.
Is there something in your life you must absolutely write sing or paint about?