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A to Z update…

I just received an email from Dreamspinner Press stating that A to Z has entered the editing stage. This means the manuscript will go through two complete edits before being returned to me (then back to them, then back to me, and back to them one last time).

Looking back at Promises, I received the cover art two weeks after it entered the editing stage, and the book itself was released three weeks after that. Since that’s the only experience I have with publication, I will just hope the time frame is roughly the same this time. If that is the case, A to Z will be available in about six weeks! But again, that’s far from being official.

I will admit to being a little bit apprehensive about how the editors will handle Angelo’s voice. He’s not exactly a stickler for the standard rules of English diction.

Book Signing Party!

Those of you who know me IRL probably already know, and those how don’t probably don’t live here in Fort Fun. But just in case…

Please join us for a book signing party!
Saturday, January 23, 5:00-7:00 pm
The Tap Room @ Catalyst
3501 S. Shields Street
Fort Collins, Colorado

I will have paperback copies of Promises available at a discounted price, and there will be live music at 8:00, for anybody who wants to stay. My thanks to Dru and Cynthia for allowing me to invade their venue. I hope to see you all there!

So excited…

I got to hold my own book in my hot little hands today – finally! It was very exciting.

Start to finish, the entire publication process has been amazing. The greatest moment ever was seeing the cover art for the first time. Anne Cain did the cover of Promises, and it has the exact outdoorsy feel I hoped for.

I’m absolutely dying to see what the cover artists come up with for A to Z! Which reminds me: I found an image online the other day that is Angelo to a T (including the attitude). Should I post it, or leave him for you to imagine on your own? Decision, decisions…

UPDATE: I did post it. You can see it here.

Dreamspinner on Facebook contest!

Dreamspinner Press wants to get their fan page to 250 fans by the end of January!

Win a free download of the book of your choice (Promises?) from Dreamspinner Press!  The five people who recruit the most fans to DSP’s Facebook page by the end of January will each receive a free download of the book of their choice.   Just make sure they leave a comment on a post or on the wall telling us who sent them so you get credit for recruiting them.  We’ll announce the winner on February 1st.

Go here, and be sure to tell Marie sent you!

Thank you!

Promises has been out for a couple of days now, and I’m amazed and elated at the wonderful feedback I’ve received so far.  The whole experience has just been amazing.  I was truly speechless a few minutes ago, and my husband can tell you, that doesn’t happen often!

I want to thank everybody who has read my story.  I have a tie-in novel called A to Z which will be released in few short months.  I hope you will enjoy it as well.

Please continue to leave comments or questions for me anywhere on the site, and I will post a reply.  You can find me on Facebook as well.  Thanks again!


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Marie Sexton December 5 2009 - 03

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