I am up SUPER late, but it's for a very good reason -- I wound my way through the Kindle Uploading Process tonight and now my first novel, STOLEN SPRING, is slicing and dicing its way onto Amazon! I can't believe sometime tomorrow I will have a REAL LINK to MY BOOK on Amazon!! I have *HUGE* butterflies in my stomach, especially since I found mistakes during the previewing part of the show tonight, but those were fixed, and I'm hoping they were isolated incidents. *good grief*
I love this story, I love my characters and the town of Alder Bay I created. I can't wait for Elliot Lake to get out there in the world so everyone can meet him -- he is the coolest guy you would ever want to hang around. He must be, because I've been carrying this story around for three years now.
But Elliot's story isn't over yet. I have three more books planned for this series, which means my job is not done. SURFING SUMMER is the second in this series, and I've committed to a release time of December 2012. OMG -- that's only four months away!
...better git crackin'!!!!!!!!!
Although, I do need to jump in and get STOLEN SPRING's print version going. I focused on the digital first, and will now figure out CreateSpace. Baby steps.
Here is the description for STOLEN SPRING:
Elliot Lake thinks he’s dropped out of life, chosen the slow path, but life is just getting ready to ride his ass. And what a ride it will be.
Welcome to spring on the Oregon Coast. The sky is blue, flowers are blooming, and the first-born grandsons of Alder Bay’s coffee club are disappearing one by one. Whether hiking with their family, visiting the zoo, or playing in their own front yard—nowhere is safe. And after ten years of reporting in Alder County, Elliot Lake has never seen a story like this one. Armed with only the intuition of the mysterious violet-eyed Sky Lark and the ramblings of the local mumbling man, Elliot knows the clock is ticking for this story to have a happy ending.
Reporter, introvert, part-time slob, fan of grilled salmon and good beer, Elliot Lake grew up in the affluent neighborhood of Seattle’s Madison Park with his domineering Chinese mother, passive Caucasian father, and spoiled-rotten sister Princess Maggie Morning Star. He left his position with The Seattle Times over a decade earlier and ran screaming for the Oregon Coast, where he spends his days (barely) working for the weekly Alder Bay Examiner and his nights avoiding commitments of any kind.
Or so he thinks.
The Elliot Lake Mysteries:
STOLEN SPRING (August 2012)
SURFING SUMMER (December 2012)
FALL OF THE COVE (July 2013)
WINTER OF REVEAL (December 2013)