This is a bit strange, I know. Here I am on my Tuesday Author Chats where I normally host guest authors. However, I’m excited and want to ask you to help me celebrate the4th Birthday of the publication of my first book, VERMONT ESCAPE. Those of you who regularly follow me may remember the story of my first sale.
In December 2012, after years of searching for agents & publishers, I sent queries to ten e-publishers as a last-ditch effort to find a home for my book. From those queries, in early February, I received two offers to publish VE, and thus began in earnest my journey to being a published author. Opening and reading the e-mail with the offer was the coolest thing. I jumped up and down and then called my good friend & writing buddy, Jerrie Alexander to tell her, and then I called Bob. I checked with other authors about MuseItUp Publishing before signing with them.
From that experience, I made very good friends. While I’m no longer with MIU, I’ll always appreciate that Lea Schizas believed in me and my writing. I met my wonderful Cover Artist through them. Thanks, Charlotte (Charlie) Volnek for all my wonderful covers.
This book probably wouldn’t have made it to publication without the guidance of talented writing teacher Margie Lawson. Thanks, Margie.
In retrospect, VERMONT ESCAPE came out very fast. It was released on July 19, 2013. That date happens to be the birthday of one of my sons-in-law. So Happy Birthday to Kevin Strawser on Wednesday. My family will spend the evening at the Championship swim meet for our granddaughter Sarah, (Kevin & Laura’s daughter) who turns 6 in September. Pretty sure it will be blistering hot. ☹ But that’s what you do for family. 😊
Here’s the timeline for publication of my books:
2013 VERMONT ESCAPE
2014 TRUTH BE TOLD (Both by MuseItUp Publishing to begin with, later in print under the MRW Press LLC handle. Later still as an e-book under the MRW Press LLC bran.)
The following are all originally under the MRW Press LLC brand in print & e-format.
2015 SECOND ACT, Book 1 Second Chances Series
2016 THE THEATRE
2016 ACT OF TRUST Book 2 Second Chances Series
2017 ACT OF SURVIVAL Book 3 Second Chances Series (September/October ish)
All the e-books are on Amazon, B & N, and KOBO and in print from Amazon.