I pulled it off. I managed to finish A Biloxi Christmas and get it ready for sale, and complete the print edition of Biloxi Sunrise. As a bonus, the print edition of Biloxi Sunrise has the novella in the back of the book, so anyone purchasing the book will actually be getting both with a single purchase.
It’s been a learning experience, and there are a whole lot of people I have to thank for their help in making this happen.
For the print edition, I owe Debra Kern Gaskill, author of the Jubilant Falls mystery series, a huge debt of gratitude. I never thought print was a possibility for the books. Debra helped erase that misconception, and I am eternally grateful for that.
I also owe Jennifer Whittington, Rebecca Freshour, and Connie Ladner way more than gratitude. As my first readers, my brainstorming partners, and seriously eagle-eyed editors, I don’t know what I would have done without these ladies. They all helped to make the stories (both of them) better.
My cover designer Suzanne Wesley…Well, you know what I owe her. I have some of the most gorgeous book covers that I’ve ever seen. And Suzanne is always there when I call on her. She helps reader want to read my books. Thank you is not nearly enough!
Of course, the publishing part is just the beginning. Now it’s time to do some marketing. It’s much harder the get the word out about a book than you might think. Blog tours, newsletters, and general marketing efforts are on the agenda for the foreseeable future. Thankfully, I have the information that I learned at Killer Nashville to help me with that process.
The writing also doesn’t stop since these books are out. Next up is Biloxi Blue. And there is still a lot of work to be done on that one. I also have a non-fiction book coming out sometime in the near future. I don’t have a lot of details on that one, but it’s coming, so stay tuned to learn the details as they come available.
Thanks for reading, folks! And if you read the books, please let me hear your feedback. And if you like the books, please review them in your favorite book stores and reading groups.