I’ve never given birth, but childbearing women tell me there’s always that one child who lets them know early on it’s going to dance to its own beat. The first sign of rebellion might appear as intolerable morning sickness, constant kicking, or—God help you—prolonged, intense labor.
Book babies aren’t all that different, and let me tell you, my second “child,” SCATTERED SEEDS, made me insanely miserable for a good portion of its gestation. Turns out—much like real life—making the baby was the easiest part of the process. I finished, edited, and sold the novel quickly.
That was the easy part.
Next came the edits. Necessary, but hellish edits. I missed my proposed release date, the equivalent of carrying a baby past its due date. Every Mom in the world will tell you This. Is. Unbearable.
I barely survived edits when difficulties began with finding the right cover. You probably don’t know this, but there isn’t that much colonial stock art out there. Tricorns off to Fiona Jayde and the cover art department at Soul Mate Publishing for sticking with SEEDS (and me!) until a suitable cover could be found.
So, here we are, at long last, in the labor and delivery unit at Amazon Hospital.
Pass the cigars.
Ladies and gentlemen, I give you, my problem child, SCATTERED SEEDS, a novel set in Colonial America.
Launch party scheduled for April 27, 2016, beginning at 5:00 p.m. EST HERE on Facebook. Come in your jammies and participate in fun games, trivia, and chat. Lots of prizes, including an Amazon Fire tablet.
While we’re all waiting, let’s watch the book trailer. Many thanks to Charlie Bury, Jr., Maurice Doherty, Leigh Ann Daugherty, and Todd Beckmeyer.