Saturday, August 13, 2016

Catching up and a Cover Reveal

I know it's been ages since I've posted on here, but there has been a good reason for that. On July 5th, I started a new steady job as an Administrative Clerk at one of the colleges at the local university in my part of Florida. Although, the job is part-time  (20 hours per week), it takes a while to get accustomed to the new surroundings and responsibilities. However, it keeps me occupied, and provides a steady income because book sales tend to, paraphrasing a quote from Due South, "come, and go; never a word of warning."

That being said, I haven't been completely silent on the book front. Recently, I've finished work on the fourth Gary Celdom book, Kawartha Christmas Caper, and am in the process of putting the e-book version on pre-order. I'm still planning on releasing it on Sunday, November 20, 2016, the same day as the Toronto Santa Claus Parade (because I firmly believe the holiday season doesn't officially start until said parade takes place). I know this is cruel of me to make my fans wait that long, but I hope they feel it's worth the wait. (Although, having to wait 2+ years for a new story with Gary, Jessica, Karen, and Phil is cruel as it is, but I digress.)  Anyway, with the pre-order opportunities popping up, people will get a chance to see the cover for it. But, instead of initially going to Amazon (which, the Kindle version won't be listed for another week -- darn 3-month/90-day maximum pre-order window), Kobo, iBooks, or Barnes & Noble (those 3 sites have it available to order now), you can take a gander at it below.

Isn't it pretty?

Alas, because of the new job, my July attempt at Camp NaNoWriMo fell well short, writing only 6,000 words in the first 4 days of the month. However, when things settle down, I will do my best to plug away at it... or that romance sequel that's been sitting in my work-in-progress pile for 2 years. Regardless, I have a couple writing endeavors in the queue, with other story ideas percolating in my brain (which is usually not good for the WIP Pile), so hopefully, I can focus on whatever project I decide to work on. Mind you, with November looming, I've yet to decide if I want to work on one of those WIPs, or an entirely new one for NaNoWriMo. But, I have a couple months yet to come to that determination.

Until then, if you have a Kobo, iTouch/iPad, Nook, (and soon, Kindle), make sure to pre-order your copy of Kawartha Christmas Caper. As an added offer, while it's available on pre-order, e-book copies will sell for 99 cents U.S. Come late November, it will go to its normal price of $1.99 U.S. (which I think is reasonable for a 30,000-word novella, but that's just me.)

"In the meantime, and in between time..." I hope to post another entry closer to the KCC release date.

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