One month from today, I will be a published author. I'm still waiting for someone to pinch me. Looking back at the four years of posts in this blog - from 2011 until now - I'm both glad I didn't know how long it would take and grateful for every one of those 1,460 days to be able to learn and grow. I don't think it's a coincidence that my debut will publish in the same month that, four years ago, I sat down and started writing my first novel. (Okay, technically it was February 2011 that I started, according to this very first post, but I'm going to round up.)
And now it's happening. Reviews, interview requests, presentations at conferences - the whole author shebang. It's surreal. It's incredible. It's terrifying. Some days I'm convinced my book will crash and burn and I'll be back at my desk job in no time, talking about a wild dream I had about having a book published. Other days I feel unstoppable. I have no idea what to expect come March 17, and maybe that's for the best.
If you're thinking about buying Duplicity, it would be a thousand kinds of amazing if you would consider preordering the book before it comes out next month. Preorders determine important kinds of things for the publisher, like initial print run and marketing support. It also gets the book on the radar for booksellers, who will be more inclined to recommend that title to another customer if they see that it's a popular buy. You can order from any major bookseller as listed on this page, or you can preorder a signed copy from Tattered Cover, or just call/walk into your favorite local bookstore and request to preorder it. A huge thank you in advance, as that will really help me out!
If you're in the Denver area, I'll be having a launch event March 21 at The Tattered Cover and would love to sign your copy in person. My friend Susan Adrian will be joining us with her own debut, TUNNEL VISION, so expect some shenanigans as well as a reading and time for Q&A. If nothing else, come for the cake?*
*I'm really hoping there will be cake but we're still working out the details...