Getting ready for the publication of FOOLS GOLD

Here’s how the last editing steps work: Prism Book Group’s editor-in-chief, Joan Alley, got the third round of edits from Jacqueline Hopper, my book editor. Then Joan read through and gave comments for final edits. I worked through those and sent it back. Joan made a proof (pdf) of the manuscript and asked me to read line-by-line and make any last corrections by writing a list including the line number, sentence as-is, and sentence correction. I did it first on the computer, then printed the manuscript out, and now I’m reading it on paper. They say you can catch things differently then, because your eyes see it differently on paper versus the screen. I’m finishing up on that project now, and hope to turn it in before the end of the week. Then it goes to the printer!


We’re less than a month away from the December 4th release date for my young adult historical romance Fools Gold! Outside of editing, I’ve been sending press releases to the local papers, arranging a video interview, and picking a date for my book launch party at UAA Bookstore. Since my books will be shipped from the East Coast to Alaska, we’re assuming that could take weeks, so we’re looking at January or February for the party. But  people can buy it online as soon as it’s released.


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I love to share my passion for Alaska and its history in my writing for young adults and their grown ups.


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