Sunday, June 19, 2011

Father's Day, Cover Art, and ROW80 Update

First off, Happy Father's Day to those dads who read my blog! Hope you had a fabulous day spending time with your kids.

I just got off the phone with my dad and surprised him with my own special gift: a dedication in Parallel, because he's not only my dad, but my former high school physics teacher and since my book deals with alternate realities, I thought the dedication was fitting. And to my surprise, he was pleased. He wanted to know if it would be available in print (yes, it will be) and I promised him a couple books to do giveaways for his classes, after I assured him it was YA and appropriate for high school students.

In other news, I got in contact with a fabulous and talented cover artist, Sarah at Warm Onion Design, to create the cover for Parallel and I am thrilled to be working with her. You can check out her amazing covers here. While I enjoy doing my own cover art, my knowledge is limited to ebook front covers and am clueless on how to proceed with doing a full cover for print, so in an effort to save what precious hours and whatever sanity I have left, I decided I wanted to work with Sarah on this project.

ROW80 Update:
Two chapters left folks! That's all I need to wrap it all up and send to my patient beta-readers. How long will that take? I'm not sure, as a pantser, I could finish tomorrow, or next week. Either way, Parallel should be done by the end of the month. Yea! I know, I keep promising, and I really hope I can live up to that promise.


  1. Congrats on your work on Parallel! Very interesting cover site. I love the cover for on a darkling plain.

    Have a great one!

  2. Way cool! Keep up the good work!!! I'm so happy I got to meet you through ROW. What a great program.

  3. Pretty excited to see a copy of Parallel. Happy Father's Day to your Dad. Anyone who can make people understand physics deserves a special award. My poor teacher tried, but it was my first ever C in a class. I'm pretty sure C stands for "clueless" in my case.


  4. Two chapters? You're almost there! I'm a pantser, too, so I know what you mean when you say you have no idea how long that will take. Good luck!

  5. Yea for two chapters! Congrats!
    I keep promising my husband it's only another month until I'm done as well. Too bad I am hopelessly stalled in my editing with 65 pages to go. Sometimes it sucks being a pantser!

  6. exciting, the end is in sight - your Dad must have been chuffed to bits to have book dedicated to him - lovely present.

    best of luck for coming week

  7. Gabrielle - Thanks!

    Kate - I was going to say the same thing to you! And I am starting Part 1 tonight!!

    Spot - You'll get it soon I promise! And I almost failed physics! But my dad always said, "math and science just isn't your thing." But Parallel proves that I don't dislike the subject, I just don't get it :)

    Lauralynn - Thanks!

    Amber - I know! Everyday I keep telling my hubby, "it's almost done, it's almost done." I think he's tuned me out now.

    Alberta - Yea, he was floored when I told him :)

  8. like. Like. Like. Lots of likes. Like the cover, the revamp. You are in a really good groove, and rockin' it so well I'm not even jealous!!! :-) (ok, I'm too tired to work up jealousy ;-) Awesome job on all counts - you are a FABULOUS sponsor, and as usual, always inspire :-) Great story about your dad, btw :-)


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