Saturn as seen from Titan, painting by Chesley Bonestell

Saturn as seen from Titan, painting by Chesley Bonestell
Favorite astronomical painting

Tuesday, January 29, 2013

I have my cover for my romance novel A Change of Heart which appears above and will be released in March.  I've not yet been assigned an editor and I hope this means they don't think it needs much cleaning up.  I hope I don't have to rush at the last minute to make changes to comply with the March release date.  I don't yet know the price but I seen $6.00 for a face value and this may be for the digital version.  I've elected to have 30 copies made via POD and so the price there is still unknown.  Wings ePress gives me 30% royalties.  I believe it will be available on Amazon and B&N as digital versions.  The cover artist from Wings, Richard Stroud, did an excellent job in capturing Jody and Leroy's expressions to go along with the storyline.  Jody's heart is covered in ice and she holds Leroy at arms length for a number of years in the novel.  Jody feels her career leaves no room in it for a man, that being Leroy of course.  For those of you who read my short story Lab Partners available from The Wild Rose Press the characters Leroy and Jody are taken from that story which is in the 1950s and has cast them in modern times.  I can legally do this because of a clause in the contract.

Monday, January 7, 2013

Another contract coming

I'm pleased to announce that Wings ePress has accepted my novel A Change of Heart.  I've included the image of my short story Lab Partners so you know the story is about those characters only cast into modern times.  Leroy and Jody have closure in this novel.  I've not yet received the contract but the editor assures me one is coming.  On my other novel The Higher Mission I have been assigned Ms. Judy Gill and she's the one who accepted it in the first place.  She said she would ask the head editor if she could be assigned to me.  I hope she isn't disappointed and I hope the editing isn't too extensive.  She was pleased I had already formatted the novel to their specs.