Isn’t the countdown clock uber-cool? I searched a dozen websites to find a widget clock that was cute, free, and functioned well. It was harder than one would think. As you can see, it does not fit in the sidebar perfectly, but I figured it was better than nothing! Now that I am home and more or less feeling 100% well (danged foot!), I am turning my attention and efforts to the release of my second book in 27 DAYS AND COUNTING!!! In the weeks ahead there will be tons of activities and updates. I am still plotting and planning for The Darcy Saga “Loving Mr. Darcy” Launch Fete, so be sure to pop in frequently for news. For now, check out the “Launch Events” page under the Loving Mr. Darcy section. There I have the various guest blogs and interviews that are coming up for me. Many of these will involve book giveaways, but I will know more on that when the dates grow nearer. A special note: I will be taking part in a group book signing in Sacramento on Sept. 12. If you live anywhere in that part of the world, mark your calendars! I would love to see you there!
Remember that in the publishing world the “official” release date is nebulous. Those of you who pre-ordered from any of the online booksellers may well receive your copy before the 1st. Same with copies showing up in stores. Once the sellers receive their ordered copies, they will put them on the shelf. Of course, this can go the other way if there are any delays in printing! Keep that in mind! So keep your eyes peeled and be sure to share with me as soon as you see my gorgeous novel popping up. I have yet to see the novel either. My copies are scheduled to arrive sometime in the next week. Naturally I will post photos! An FYI – you can continue to pre-order from online sellers up to the date of release, and I believe most bookstores will take your name and alert when the book arrives.
I have started an ad on Facebook, so if you see that rotate through, let me know! I am always curious how new folks find me. And to know if my money is being well spent. Ha! Thanks and welcome to those of you who have joined my Facebook Fan Page. I now have 78 fans! Very cool. The link is to the right under the Accessories section.
As for Launch Fete events here on the Darcy Saga – Do not expect the weeklong entertainment that I did with Mr. and Mrs. Fitzwilliam Darcy. The reason is simply that I do not have the time and it frankly exhausted me. Sorry. But, I will have some special blogs and fun quizzes for probably 2 or 3 days with signed book giveaways. More on that soon once I have it clear in my own head. Also, I am definitely planning to hold a Loving Mr. Darcy Discussion Day toward the end of September, or maybe early October. This will allot time to read the novel and then we can hold a one or two day interactive discussion about novel specifics. It will be a time to bring your thoughts, questions, concerns, likes, dislikes, etc. to the blog for a fun, interactive chat with me and the other readers. Keep that in mind as you read!
This is a very exciting, albeit crazy busy, month for me. It in no way feels redundant or boring because it is my second book! In fact, in that makes it both more exciting and scarier. I now know what to expect, both the positive and negative. Thanks to all of you who support me so wonderfully. Get ready for a fun month!