My book has a face!

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No, that's not it. But it does reinforce how important a cover is. That image still makes my stomach tingle and not in a good way. They give you a sense of what the book is about, when and where the story takes place, if it's going to be serious, silly or a combination of both. In other words, designing a great book cover is a hard thing to do. It has a lot of business to take care of. Which is why I'm so happy, and more than a little relieved to announce that the cover for my second book is done - and I love it! Thank you, Courtney Lopes. Not only do I think the cover captures the essence of the story, it makes it feel very real. That my little story is going to go out … [Read more...]

So, this is blogging?

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Sorry, I’m a bit late to the whole blogging thing. I sort of gave it a half-hearted try a couple of years ago. Turns out I didn’t have much of anything to say. But, now I have an official, bona fide blog (which, as you can plainly see, is a part of my official, bona fide website). And something to say: you see, there’s this book. It’s called Hounded: The Lowdown on Life from Three Dachshunds. I wrote it. By myself. And, Hachette is publishing it on May 14th. Most people I tell about the book have the same reaction: “Can you believe your book is being published?” Nope. I can’t believe my book is being published. I’ve known for almost a year that it’s going to be … [Read more...]