Can you believe it? I can't. There are only five days left before the release of my debut title, DEAD RECKONING!! It's been a long, crazy ride to this point. Above, you can see the print sample Abingdon Fed-Exed to me this week. What a thrill sliding this copy out of the envelope. ZOWIE! Nothing like that.
It also made me acutely aware of what--and who--it took to get Dead Reckoning published and in my hot little (okay, maybe not so little) hand. Encouragement from my husband to seek publication, my awesome agent Steve Laube, my friends and critique partners, an editor--the incredible Barbara Scott--who caught the vision for Dead Reckoning, believed in me and the story, and was willing to take a risk on a new/unpublished author, then the copyeditor, the marketing, publicity, the ... so many others. WOW!
THANK YOU to all who've had a part in bringing this book to life. Monday, I'm doing an online launch party. Check back for a chance to win a prize package!! YAY!!!