It means other people, aside from my critique partners and editors at HQN, are now reading my beloved story. It means book stores and libraries will start ordering copies (hopefully A LOT). It means reviewers will start offering their opinions (hopefully enthusiastic ones). Even though the book won't be on shelves for another three months, the excitement (which includes a lot of nailbiting and sporadic mini-celebrations) has begun.
Yesterday, I had my first thrill. NYT Bestselling Author, Heather Graham, read ALL ABOUT EVIE and offered a quote (known in the biz as an 'author quote') to use in whatever way I or HQN see fit. It's a marketing effort and can in some cases be a real boon. At this point, I'm just over the moon that Heather liked the book and used words like "keeper" and "wonderfully talented author". ((((squeal)))) But out of all the kind things she said, here's what I pulled to use as a promo shout-out...
"...an amazing charmer sure to dazzle and entertain!" ~~ Heather Graham, NYT Bestselling Author
Here's hoping the world will smile as kindly on my baby.
Just learned that an article I wrote for Romancing The Blog got stepped up in the schedule. It's running today! Click here to read my thoughts on Us vs Them.