I'm iz back and have I got updates for you!
Well... updates and a little begging. The juice is loose! Not really, I
just had an all nighter so I'm loopy.
Now, now... think nice thoughts--I was typing and quite vertical, thank you verree much! LOL.
Anyways, the pic above is the final cover of AIJAN and as of last Thursday, I gave the printer the okay on my finalized proof and copies are being printed as we speak. The book is also available on Amazon, although my release date is not till September 15th ... grrrrr... but I'm too tired to fight with anyone right now.
Btw... I finally figured out what I wanna be when I grow up! A preaching author who does social work to pay her bills! Whaddaya think? LOL.
Seriously though, I'm doing a Temp gig at a children's agency and I'd say the timing was God's way of pointing me in the right direction. (Pardon me, if I'm rambling.)
Now to play catch-up, here are some links to posts written in the past month--If you're on one of my numerous mailing lists you will have seen one or two of the posts, but if not--grab a cup of coffee or your poison of choice and settle down for a bit of a read:
- This is it! - 8/15/06
- We Made it! - 8/16/06
- What Jogs Your Memory? - 8/16/06
- Queens Book Fair Update & New Author Shoutout - 8/24/06
- Press Release - 8/26/06
- E-Press Kit - 8/31/06 (Adobe PDF: Includes Curves photo shoot pic and quote)
- Blog to Book Helps Break Silence - 9/8/06
- I've Got a Testimony! - 9/10/06
So there you have it ... all caught up now.
It's been a slow couple of months writing wise for me. What with bipolar overload, spates of connectivity loss and the finalizing of project AIJAN. Guess what? The work has only just begun!
Btw... did I mention that the Borders in my town will be carrying the book?
Yup, yup--I called them up and once I said the word local author it was on!
The library will also be ordering a couple of copies. I went by and I must shamefacedly admit that I was biased--I assumed that because the staff was 100% Caucasian I'd have to do a hard sell. I forgot where I was--in a library with folks who love books ... period.
Once I said the word author, you would have thought I said Jesus! They ran off to get the director of the library and the next thing I knew I was promising to speak at a possible upcoming do and I'm just so tickled pink!
So yeah... maybe I would do it all over again, just to experience that moment--maybe.
Thanks so much for all your patience and support. Oh, and I almost forgot: if y'all would start calling up your neighborhood bookstores and requesting AIJAN and acting REAL surprised when they don't have it. I'd love it a lot!
Now for the information I know y'all have been waiting for: where you can get AIJAN and how much of a discount you're going to get after waiting so patiently?
Well I've a standard 15% discount running for the general public; but for members of my lists I've created a secret site (as secret as a site can be on the Internet ... LOL) with special discounts and FREE reads and downloads. If you'd like to save an additional 5% and be privy to excerpts of my works in progress, join any one of my lists and you'll receive your copy of the newsletter within twenty-four (24) hours with the URL to the "secret site".
Yeah, yeah ... I know ... much drama, but cut me some slack I'm feeling mighty special right now--and that's special without the quotation marks ... LOL.
Peace and blessings,