I’m finally going to put “Queens are Wild” into paperback form, hopefully sometime this summer on Amazon’s CreateSpace. It’s about time I got the book onto Amazon. Ida Jansson, a talented Norwegian designer, is going to begin crafting a new cover late next week with Margeaux Quigley on it and more emphasis on a poker theme. It’ll be exciting to see what she comes up with.
Meanwhile, I’m almost halfway done with my second draft of “Streaks of Blue.” I hope to e-publish for early beta reads by August. My newspaper photographer colleague, the very talented Erin Covey, will be shooting the cover for that one. All we need to find is a teen girl with blue hair (or some extensions) to play the role of Nicole!
It should be interesting to have two books out, in both print and ebook form, by late this year.
I went old school this month and bought paperbacks by two indie authors … “Fearscape” by Nenia Campbell and “Sparrow Migrations” by Cari Noga, a fellow Marquette University grad.
Support an indie author today!
In a side note, I’ve completed seven chapters of my second draft for my next indie book “Streaks of Blue.” For a sneak peak, go to the link http://www.booksie.com/Jack_Chaucer. Any early feedback is greatly appreciated.
By Jack Chaucer
Elizabeth Barone’s debut novel is a must-read for young adults and parents alike. This is an extremely well-written, moving and realistic story that will keep readers hooked on every word and stay with them long after the final word.
Sade’s coming-of-age experience is riveting and heartbreaking. She is put in an impossible situation for someone so young and does the best she can. The reader roots for her every step of the way as she tries to get through to her best friend, Jackie, but drugs destroy relationships, lives and happy endings all too often.
I highly recommend this book and firmly believe that, with her unique literary voice and storytelling ability, Liz Barone is a young writer who will emerge as a powerhouse author sooner rather than later.
Check out her Goodreads book page here:
And her website’s book page here:
My goal is to e-publish “Streaks of Blue: How the Angels of Newtown Inspired One Girl to Save Her School” before the first anniversary of the shooting (Dec. 14).
Here’s the blurb at this early stage:
Adam Upton and Thomas “Lee” Harvey are plotting the next big school massacre at their New Hampshire high school. Nicole Janicek, who knew Adam in elementary school, tries to reconnect with the damaged teen at the start of their senior year. She risks her life and reputation to save the lives of her schoolmates, including the ones who question her sanity and taunt her for hanging out with “trailer trash.” But will Nicole’s attempt to befriend the would-be killer disrupt the plot and turn Adam’s life around before the clock strikes 12:14?
Great review of “Queens are Wild” by Anna-Kathrin from Germany on Goodreads today!
Here’s the link:
I’m now 19 chapters deep into my next novella/novel titled “Streaks of Blue: How the Angels of Newtown Inspired One Girl to Save Her School.” I hope to e-publish it late this year or sometime in 2014.
Fantastic review of “Queens are Wild” …
By Liz Barone on her blog!!! Hit the blue link directly above to read it.