Friday, July 15, 2011

Full Moon publishing

Well, the plunge is officially taken.  Maybe the full moon tonight had something to do with it.  Storyteller is up on the web.  I'm not gonna lie to you; I take great comfort in the fact that it can be pulled at any time!  If I suddenly wake up tomorrow and realize I've made a terrible mistake, I can always take it back.  Right now, the ebook is only on Smashwords, but once they get through their quality control review (about a week, they say), it will be distributed to Amazon, Barnes and Noble, etc.  Very exciting stuff!!

I want to take the opportunity to thank some special people who helped me tremendously with this.  Anika Henrikson read this thing more times than any human being probably should.  They don't call her the comma queen for nothing!  Her meticulous editing and critique helped improve the book and I will be forever grateful for her help.  Anika also took great care with this writer's fragile ego while still challenging me.  She's been an enthusiatic cheerleader all along.

Anika's mom, Suzann, has been a friend of mine for probably over 20 years now.  I don't know where the time went, but I'm sure thankful we got the share this journey.  She's always been there to share joys and frustrations, no matter how many miles apart we were.  She's working on a Storyteller book trailer for me, entirely out of the goodness of her heart.  It's going to be awesome when it's done because that's what everything Suzann touches is - perfect.  I'll be sure to post it here when it's done.

And lastly, I want to thank a new twitter friend, Chris Ash, for taking my cover idea and transforming it into something amazing.  For technical reasons beyond my control, I can't seem to insert it here, but I will figure it out.  You can always visit the link above to see it too.  Thank you, Chris, for taking pity on me and making a really nice cover for me.  I'm in your debt.


  1. Thanks for the kind words, Lisa. It was a pleasure to read and comment on a piece of work that is so deeply personal for you. It's been a long time coming but it's been fun.
    And for the record, I'm a strong proponent of reading good books over and over again because you can always get something new out of them (and I count yours amongst those).
    Speaking of that, when am I going to get to read the formerly-titled Color of Water again? Did you think of any new names?

  2. I'm planning on sending you Hush Puppy when I get home. I want to get it in shape for a writers' retreat I'm thinking of attending this fall.
    Color of water...I dunno, maybe Water Song? It's gotta be a water name. That's as far as I've gotten with that one. I've actually been working on Tale of Galamar edits here lately. Too much to do!