Congratulations to Gladys, you are the winner of Tawny Weber’s Double Dare. I’ll be contacting you for your snail mail address (or you can email me on skully at skullybuzz.com if you see this first) and mailing out your prize!
This time I’ve got an autographed copy of Virginia Kantra’s Sea Witch. She’s a great writer and a really nice person, too. I’ve met her at several RWA functions over the years. So, post a comment, (you must type in your email address) and I’ll enter you in the drawing for Virginia’s book. I’ll also add you to my newsletter for updates on all the fun stuff and releases, too. I’ll announce the winner on the February 9th blog! Good luck!
Because all of you have been so great supporting me by coming out to read my blog every other week, I’m going to give you a special sneak peak of my new cover for Yours for the Night. It’s not even up on the website yet. This one is out in November 2009. I turned in the manuscript to my editor on Friday. For those of you who aren’t writers, you can see how early the publisher starts on things. I just got the cover, but the back cover copy (BCC) was given to me at the end of October. I have to admit that I didn’t really like what I was given. I felt it made my girls sound self-centered, all about me-me-me. Okay, let’s be honest, I thought it made them unappealing bitches. I didn’t think readers would want to read about them. They do have valid reasons for the life they’ve chosen as “courtesans.” My editor understood what I was saying and let me rewrite it! So that final draft is going in on Monday. Of course, then I’ll have revisions and edits and galley proofs of the actual manuscript. Fair Game is out in June, and I just did the galley proofs on that one! So by the time a book is out in the stores, it’s anywhere from 4 to 6 months since I last saw it. And by that time, I can read it and almost have forgotten the story!
I’d love to hear what you think of the cover for Yours for the Night. BTW, this is the first book, there will be at least one more (no title or cover or release date yet), and hopefully more to come!
Oh, one more thing. I’m posting this on Sunday night because my brother is in town visiting and my mom, sister and I are taking him down to Hearst Castle. I won’t have a computer or access to email until late on Wednesday when I get home. So if I don’t reply to your posts right away, that’s why! I’m not ignoring you, honest! Now, Skully, don’t forget your camera!