Friday, December 18, 2009

A Red Letter Week

The past week has been hectic, to say the least.


Blue Bells of Scotland was officially published just over a week ago on Friday, September 11, 2009. Within 2 days, it was live on amazon. It took another 2 days before it was searchable by title, author, and ISBN (because lots of people search by ISBN numbers-- actually, that was the first thing by which it could be found.)

On the following Monday, Buffalo Books agreed to sell copies. They will be available there soon.

Within 6 days, it was uploaded to Kindle, and should be available there soon. It can be found at Barnes and Noble's web site.

On Wednesday, my writers' group, Night Writers, briefly discussed further plans for our joint appearance at the Maple Grove Library's Author Talk on December 8.

By the following Friday, September 18, my copies had arrived, so it is now available from my website.

There are several days left on the give-away at goodreads, for anyone who would like to sign up. The site will do a random drawing, on September 24, of all entrants, and send me the names of the winners. Blue Bells can also be found at Shelfari and LibraryThing.

And in the meantime, I am working on draft 2 of the sequel, The Minstrel Boy. I'm currently in the graveyard just below Stirling Castle, late at night with the revelry of Hogmanay going on in the castle courtyard above, looking at tombstones with the name Campbell on them, and about to find out something unexpected about the crucifix Niall left Amy.

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