June 24th, 2010
Blood Lite 2

I got the copyedited/final layout version of Taste Like Chicken back for one final read-through. Didn’t find any typos–a first for me. YAY! I think this is probably the tightest story I’ve ever written and the most unusual. Mr. Anderson was also kind enough to forward me a tentative book cover. It hasn’t been approved yet. As soon as it is, I’ll post it. I have to say, I really love it. I think it’s striking. I’ve seen similar covers, but they’ve given this one a twist that I think is unique. Can’t wait to share it with you all.

Book releases are always exciting, but there’s just something about seeing a cover for the first time that makes the upcoming release go from fantasy to reality. I’m really excited about this anthology. It’s a lot of ‘firsts’ for me. It’s my first horror story, my first published ‘first person point of view’, and my first successful attempt to branch out of romance. The fact that I’m proud as hell of the story makes it extra special. 🙂

6 comments to “Blood Lite 2”

  1. I didn’t know there was going to be another Blood Lite. Very cool!!

  2. Jackie, Yep, there is a Blood Lite 2 and it comes out Halloween. 🙂

  3. No errors = Squee! Can’t wait to see the cover, and I really hope you write more about that character!

  4. Charli, Yeah, it’s nice for a change. I plan to write more about this character. He’s just too interesting not to. 😉

  5. Did you enjoy writing in the first person POV or was it a real chore for you?

  6. Bernard, Actually, in this case, the first person came pretty easy to me. I think it’s because I wrote the story as an ode to crime noir. Thus far, for me, writing first person POV seems to be hit and miss. Sometimes I can slam-dunk it and other times I fight it tooth and nail. I think it boils down to needing more practice. It’s definitely not something that comes naturally to me, even though I love the POV a lot.