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Thursday’s Pre-Publication Post: Where Have We Been? Where Are We Going?

So, this past Sunday (December 19) marked the one-month point in the countdown to the publication of my short-story collection, Quiet Americans, which will be released January 19 by Last Light Studio.

If you’ve been following along, you’re pretty up-to-date on the road we’ve been traveling to this point. Most recently, on Sunday, our first two giveaways came to a close. Three lucky readers won free early copies of Quiet Americans via Goodreads, and another two received copies simply by virtue of having been kind enough to sign on to our Facebook page.

In the coming weeks/next couple of months, you can expect to see new giveaway opportunities announced. Join our Facebook page for updates, and check back here for news about anything that will be offered via Goodreads.

There’s lots more to do in the next few weeks before the book is officially “born.” Here are a few things on my to-do list:

  • The pub date is January 19, but the book should be available on Amazon.com before then, and I’ll be checking (as I’m sure my publisher will be!). We’ll keep you posted!
  • Also coming soon: As promised, by early January, you’ll be able to order (signed) copies of Quiet Americans right from this website. My exceedingly talented web designer is working on this right now. (Special thanks to the marvelous Midge Raymond for her sage counsel and example here.)
  • Remember that Winter Blog Tour I told you about a couple of weeks ago? Well, details—including a list of tour stops—will be posted here on the website by December’s end. I promise.
  • Speaking of the Winter Blog Tour, I’ve just finished responding to the first set of interview questions I’ve received from one of our wonderful hosts. Over the next few weeks, I’m expecting to answer more such questions—and get to work preparing all of those guest posts that bloggers have been kind enough to say they’ll welcome.
  • I’m also going to be shipping books to Washington ahead of my early February trip there. (Working with a new micropress, this sort of thing falls to me, but I’m not complaining! At all!)
  • Think that’s enough for the moment?

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    1. Exciting developments, Erika. Can’t wait to read your book. And I look forward to seeing you read in Washington.

    2. Thank you, John!

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