Ok, I’m sick, my voice is gone, and I have fever and chills, but nothing is going to dampen my spirit today.
Our new book is about to be published – most likely today or tomorrow!
To show you how new I still am to all of this, I’m not even sure where the heck to post this! I guess I need a new page that says “Books by Katherine Deane” or something like that. :) But for the time being, it’s going right here on the main page.
I am so excited, and am having a tough time focusing on my normal daily activities, LOL. Can you tell I am excited?!?
This will be my first publication- EVER!
My name “Katherine Deane” will be on a book!
On the cover! (Maybe even the back? I don’t actually remember how it works, but I’ll see soon )
And the part of the story that I wrote (with my awesome author friends, Casey McKay and Renee Rose), will be
IN THIS BOOK!
Made public- for anyone to see!
Ok, I’m going to take a few deep breaths, and calm down.
I understand the reality that there will be people who won’t like it, and some people who will voice these opinions very strongly.
But that’s all right.
Today, I am reveling in the warmth and beauty of accomplishing one of my long term goals.
> Becoming a published author.
My next post will be a bit more professional, I promise. :)
The brilliant Casey McKay has even come up with a scavenger hunt to get the word out. It’s going to be fun! There will also be prizes. You won’t want to miss this one!
I’ve included a picture of the cover, made by the fantastically talented Korey Mae Johnson.
This picture is of my main characters, Bertram. He is the shape shifter / owner of the Lodge, and is a central figure in all the stories.
I’m so excited! He looks exactly like I pictured him!
And if you look closely, you can see my name!
I did mention I will be more professional on my next post, right?
My name is on. a. book!
Before I get swept up in all the emotion. (Yes, I can still crank it up a notch :) )
Thank you so much, Renee and Casey for agreeing to do this story with me! I loved how well our ideas meshed; how you came up with all the different ways to make this book unique; how you gals didn’t freak out when I cried or got overwhelmed with edits (that may have happened a tad bit); how you blended together to do this huge team effort; how you smiled, and let me enjoy the adventure of being a first timer, and didn’t belittle me for it. Thanks ladies!
Thanks James, Jamie and Korey, for working so hard with us. I’m sure it was a bit difficult doing three authors for a tandem story.
And thanks so much to our beta readers and supportive friends. You gals know how you are. Without you, we couldn’t have done this. (And we probably would not have enjoyed the process as much without your support.)
Ok, friends. Hopefully, sometime within the next 48 hours, I will be able to call myself officially:
Katherine Deane, DD’er, home maker, crafter, avid reader, runner, jack of all trades, and
(ok, I’m going back to being sick now. :)