Friday, February 18, 2011

Full Moon--and royalty--Makes Author Howl

The moon went down this morning as bright and orange as I can ever remember. And tonight I watched it come up through the trees out back. Sort of makes me think of Sabrina having her little problem in the next book with the full moon, her changing and winding up with someone she hardly knows. I don't know, I just like giving her problems like that and see how well she bounces back.

While awaiting my first royalty check, I've tried to figure out how much it might be. And checking my e-mail my publisher has told me he has sent it off today. And he told me exactly how much.

My jaw dropped.

I was not expecting this amount. I'm sure the beefy part of it was from the Border's order. Which has me sending people to this store, if they have not gone to buy a copy as yet, because pretty soon you won't be able to get in their doors. And I don't want them sending whatever is left back!

Tomorrow I'm speaking to some retired sorority ladies (sorry, I didn't catch the name), and I'll be talking up the book. I think I should be able to get some sales there. I've watched people pick it up at my book signing and just were not able to put it down again. I don't know. Maybe my publisher put a spell on that mystic cover, or something.

Julie Morsh(Border's manager), will also be putting in her sales pitch. She is so enthusiastic about my book, it's incredible to me, the things she said about it.

Other Stuff:

I've finished up the interview with Tyler for Reader Views. I think it will be an interesting interview. I'll post to let everyone know about it as soon as I know when it's up.

I've been reading through/correcting etc. the second book Vampire's Trill, and think I'll be able to send it to my publisher in March. The college will be in Spring Break the second week of March, which will give me a lot of time to work for several hours on the polishing up of this thing. I'd like to put this book to bed so I can concentrate on the third one--which is half-way finished. Believe it or not, I have scenes in my head for the fourth one. Seems that I'm unable to interrupt my brain from just continuing the story line. Whatever it is.

I just want to take this opportunity to thank any of you who have bought my book--ebook or actual book. Thank you for your continuing support. And if you have not, but are going to, thank you in advance. Please stay tuned for more on my up-coming interview.


  1. It's too bad the Borders near you will be closing. We have none left down here either.

    Keep up the good work!

  2. Yes. A pitty that they didn't get on the band waggon on e-books. This is why they are going bankrupt.

    But I hope to sell more books today. I don't want Borders to return these books--the $ will come off my royalties. So, I'm trying to get people over there (in my area) to go buy them. I don't know how many I have left. I will know today.

    Thanks for stopping by Jen!

  3. Where else can I buy this book? I have to work six days this week. The only two Borders closest to me are about forty-five minutes away.

  4. Shelly:
    Barns & Noble should be able to order it for you. I know that you have to go there physically and pay for it, but it will be sent directly to your address.

    Other than that, or buying on line from either Amazon or directly from my publisher are the only other ways.

    If not let me know. I have not ordered any copies as yet, but as soon as I get my royalites in my gubby little hands I plan on buying a few copies.

    G-mail me:


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