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Obitchuary pre-orders now available!

Friday, September 27, 2013

Oh, hey, fancy new website. You're cute. Come here often?

Thanks to Maggie at type & title for the GLORIOUS web design. She's a true artist who drew and lettered everything by hand, staying authentic to my broken heel and spilled wine way of life while at the same time polishing everything up. I love it. Have a look around, take your shoes off, stay a while.

Some of you have asked me about how to pre-order Obitchuary, which officially comes out Tuesday, Oct. 1. Good news! You can pre-order a digital download copy NOW through Kobo! It will be ready to go everywhere else on Tuesday, in paperback and download.

A NOTE: I should have made this more clear, but IF you want a paperback version, you will have to order it online through Amazon for right now. You will be able to order the e-book for Nook through, Barnes and Noble's online store, but for the moment, you can't pluck it off a shelf while enjoying a mocha latte. By all means, though, buy it online and then go take it to the cafe, because this book LOVES mocha lattes!

Thank you everyone, so much, for all your support and happy words. This process is a lot of hard work, but so much fun, and I really hope you like what you read. I think I have officially read this thing 67 times now, and I don't know my nose from my fist at this point. So I'm excited to get some fresh takes.

I'm off to a river house somewhere in Florida for a weekend "writing retreat," which translates to "margaritas." Wifi will be questionable at best, but I'll be back Sunday night to drop more Obitchuary wisdom on your faces. Until then.

Obitchuary proof copy derp time!

Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Few things are more surreal than seeing the mass of words you've been plinking away at on a laptop finally printed on pages and bound together with actual glue.

Proof copy showed up today! Gotta make a couple tweaks, but it's so close. I should have some info soon about pre-orders (for those of you who just can't wait a whole week).

Oh, and say hello to my natural hair color there around the forehead! I have been trying to get my roots touched up for literally a month now and have to keep rescheduling. My hair is falling off my priority list, and it's like I don't know who I am or what I stand for.

Here's the back! The winey headshot is by my wonderful friend, Desiree Fantal.

BIG NEWS: Obitchuary publication date and cover reveal!

Monday, September 23, 2013

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.