A friend recently asked me, “So how do you re-release your book?”

It was a great question, so I thought I’d take time this morning to explain.

First, per my new publisher’s recommendation, I re-visited Tears of Min Brock.  I edited it to make it read and flow faster, sprinkled in some description, and added a bit more expressiveness with the characters.  I finished this portion last week and now the publisher and editor are going through it.  Once done, they’ll pass it back for me to tweak.  I love the fact that I get the opportunity to make my writing (and storytelling) even better.

Next, we’ll meet to discuss the cover.  Now to be honest, I like what I currently have, so it’s difficult for me to “see” anything else.  But I’m going to the meeting with an open mind and hoping to catch the vision.  After all, this is to discuss the plan for all four books, all of which are written (but unedited.)

After that, it’s in the hands of the publisher and I do the most difficult of tasks.

I wait.

I’m hoping we’ll have this turned around by end of summer, maybe sooner.  But I know how life can bog down the most prudent of plans.

So there you go!

I’m excited to get a new look and hope you will be too!

 

I've played bass for Shania Twain, had a black rhino charge me while on safari, and I've been in the Oval Office. In high school, I went backstage to interview groups like Bob Seger, Rush and Kansas, sorta like "Almost Famous" but without Kate Hudson! As an author, I draw from all these experiences (and then some) when crafting my stories. The quote that sums me up the best is by G.K. Chesterton: "Nay, the really sane man know that he has a touch of the madman." I'm married, the father of four wonderful children, and a proud grandfather. I currently live near Nashville, TN where I write, bike and am always on the prowl for adventure and stories.

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