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Mayday! Mayday! Just kidding, there’s no emergency here. It’s all good. It’s May.
I’m putting on the finishing touches to A MORE DEADLY UNION, and I’m loving this book more and more. So much so that I’m going to try something I’ve never done before: I plan to hire a publicist.
We’ve had an initial phone meeting and she suggested I do things a little differently than I had planned. Original wisdom has been to release the ebook first, followed by the paperback. For author-publishers, this reasoning has been twofold. One, if mistakes were found, they could be fixed easily in an ebook and corrected before the paperback hit the printer. Two, for the author-publisher, celebrating each release is an opportunity to boost the book’s popularity.
If the publicist is releasing news and setting up appearances, she’d rather have one big explosion of a release. So I have good news and bad news. The bad news is, I’ve pushed the ebook release back to June 24th. The good news is, for a limited time, the ebook will be on sale for 99 cents.
So go here (http://gaylecarline.com/a-more-deadly-union/) to find out more about the book, and…
Pre-order it here, if you want the Kindle - http://www.amazon.com/More-Deadly-Union-Gayle-Carline-ebook/dp/B01D3MMZ9K
They’re coming in June. I can’t wait!
MEANWHILE, IN MAY:
The first week is all about beauty. I’m participating, along with a mighty fine crew of other women, in August McLaughlin’s Beauty of a Woman Blogfest V. Go on over to her site and spend the week reading what everyone has to say. Contribute a comment here and there and win a prize! http://www.augustmclaughlin.com/beauty-woman-blogfest-v/
On Friday the 6th, I’ll be on Michelle Knowlden’s site, May Breakfast with an Author. I’ll be discussing my favorite breakfast, along with my new book. Here’s the link. https://mlknowlden.wordpress.com/
The middle of the month has me traveling to Sacramento, to discuss our little Placentia Library with our politicians. What kind of changes would I like to push for? I’ll let you know how it all works out.
I’m super excited for Tuesday, May 24th! I’ll be at Kean Coffee in Tustin at 7:00 pm, participating in Lit Up! This is a great opportunity for Orange County writers to share their writing with the public. I’m honored to be part of their 2nd anniversary meeting, along with Jeff Michaels and Anne Tammel. Many thanks to Maddie Margarita for the invitation!
Life is good, folks!
There are still books on my shelves:
In honor of my 10th anniversary writing my column, I released three (yes, THREE, count ‘em, THREE) books of my columns last year. I now have 10 books to my name. Click on my AUTHOR tab in the banner above to see them all, grouped appropriately.
What else is going on?
I wrote this blog post a few years ago, but people still want to read it. How do you edit your work? Here are the things I do: http://gaylecarline.blogspot.com/2013/10/editing-its-not-for-wimps.html
May 22: Another Sunday, another month, means another OC Sisters in Crime. For our May meeting, we will be at the Irvine Ranch Water District Community Meeting Room (visit the website and look at the map). Our guest speaker will be the delightful Tammy Kaehler, author of the Kate Reilly Mystery series! Get your engines revving, and go to the Sisters in Crime OC website for the full scoop, http://www.ocsistersincrime.org.
June 5: I’ll have a booth at the 16th annual Yorba Linda Celebration of the Arts, held at the Lasorda Field House. Come visit!
That’s all for now, but check back when you can.
BTW, if you want to listen to me ramble aimlessly about writing, I’ve been privileged to be a guest on two shows. You can check them out here:
• Garrett Miller’s Blogtalk Radio show, RatedGRadio. http://www.blogtalkradio.com/garrettmiller/2013/09/13/rated-g-radio
• Jason Matthews’ Google+ Show, Indie Authors. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9yOT9ZY4TnA
The mysteries and humor are all still available and selling as ebooks and paperbacks. Take a tour of my author page on Amazon, pick out your favorite, and start reading immediately. Why wait?
Where will I be next?
Stay tuned… I’ll post more as I book ‘em.
In the meantime,
Keep reading, Peeps!