This is the most exciting news ever.
My novel, Obitchuary, is coming out October 1 via Amazon, Barnes and Noble online, Apple, Kobo, Sony, Smashwords and all the others. A real book. That you can download. Or hold in your hands. AND READ.
We'll be offering the digital download for 99 cents for 90 days to kick things off, so I hope you'll take advantage of the deal (that's the contents of your couch cushions, y'all) and spread the word. I'll have lots of links for you soon.
I've been working fairly quietly for a while (a foreign and uncharted experience for me) to get to this point, taking care to make the right choices. After lots of talks with my agent, I chose to publish with an assist from the brains at Dystel & Goderich, and their digital publishing program. It has worked out well for many authors they represent, and it's a best of both worlds situation for me. I have representation and guidance from professionals who know what the heck they're doing and will answer my frantic emails that read something like, "Dur hurr, derp herp derp merp help," yet I still maintain control over everything, drunk with power.
To get ready, this website is getting a huge makeover to time with the release. Stay tuned for that! But to wet your whistle, I want to go ahead and unveil the cover, designed by the incredible Jennifer DeCamp.
It's so gorgeous I want to pass out.
A refresher about the book:
Penny Perkins, journalist, upstanding citizen, dutiful bridesmaid, just killed her date. Smashed him on the head with a bottle of Misty Mangoberry Merlot.
She is tipsy and panicked. She is wearing a heinous pink bridesmaid dress that makes her irrational. Penny knows she should call the cops and explain her date's grabby hands, his crazy eyes. She should cry self-defense. She should do a lot of things she doesn't do.
Things are about to get real complicated for Penny, as her dead date's life unravels into a mystery the deeper she investigates. Death just happens to be her job.
She's the newspaper's obituary writer.