I know that it has seemed like forever in coming but I had a really great meeting with my publisher last Friday and we've bedded down a release time table and a tentative date. I'm gonna tease you a little more here though because we have yet to have the manuscript put through its final edit and proof reading but I will say this - "Gifts Of The Peramangk" will be on the shelves by the end of October.
(*Arrgghh* - now the pressure is really on!!)
Editing the novel has been an arduous process but an equally rewarding one. I received the round three edits back early last week and was able to devote significant attention over the course of the week to conducting round four and, based on the suggestions of my editing team, I've tightened the prose significantly, jettisoned some redundant sentencing and I've expanded a couple of scenes that add more impact to the back story of one of the central characters.
Now, in all of this excitement, I really want to be able to spew forth everything about the novel, but that would of course be counter productive and blunt the impact of the release. However, I can reveal to you today, the final cover art for the novel which was ticked off by the team late last week. Already. I've had some positive feedback and one or two suggestions, and I'd certainly welcome any additional feedback going forward. Someone might come up with a nugget of genius that none of us even considered before now.
There's actually a really interesting story behind the cover art which I'll be revealing in a future post. But for now, here it is.
Keep an eye out here over the coming weeks for a steady stream of updates and news - and the launch of my on-line store where readers can pre-order the novel in both signed print and digital formats - as we approach publication.