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Most of you know that I’d knuckled down to finish writing Boomtown Craze, then doubled down to take that first draft to a polished draft. It’s now with my editor and will be back soon. I imagine next week I’ll be editing. Then I get to format. Woot!
And because I’m a glutton for punishment, during the doubling-down-under-deadline-time-crunch, I redid the cover for The Backworlds. Did you notice? I also turned it into a paperback. It’s now available on Amazon for $7.95.
Mostly, paperbacks and new covers came about because I find playing with graphics therapeutic when I’m in an author frenzy. Plus, Cherie Reich was kind enough to explain [in graphics and resolution for dummies speak] how to get the required resolution for paperback.
And, well, it turned out rather nice. I had already formatted the inside, but until now had lacked the artistic skill to create a cover. Well, thank you, Cherie, for resolving that issue.
So, this led to formatting Stopover at the Backworlds’ Edge into paperback. But I couldn’t get the cover to look any better. So, I hired someone, and it came out fantastic.
The new cover for Hetty Locklear is coming along and will be fabulous when it’s done. So everything will be all shiny and new to welcome Boomtown Craze, the third book in the Backworlds series. I’m anticipating March 4th as the release date.
Expect to see more new sparkly covers from me in the coming weeks. Yay.
Now onto the sparkly cover reveal for Julie Flander’s Polar Night. I’m so excited for her and her debut novel. Yay Julie!
When Detective Danny Fitzpatrick leaves his hometown of Chicago and moves to Fairbanks, Alaska he wants nothing more than to escape the violence and heartbreak that left his life in pieces. Numbed by alcohol and the frozen temperatures of an Alaskan winter, Danny is content with a dead-end job investigating Fairbanks’ cold cases. That all changes when a pretty blond woman goes missing on the winter solstice, and Danny stumbles upon some surprising connections between her disappearance and that of another Fairbanks woman three years earlier. Forced out of his lethargy, Danny sets out to both find the missing woman and solve his own cold case.
The investigation points Danny towards Aleksei Nechayev, the handsome and charming proprietor of an old asylum turned haunted tourist attraction in the Arctic town of Coldfoot. As he tries to find a link between Nechayev and his case, Danny’s instinct tells him that Nechayev is much more than what he seems.
Danny has no idea that Nechayev is hiding a secret that is much more horrifying than anything he could ever have imagined. As his obsession with finding the missing women grows, Danny finds his own life in danger. And when the truth is finally revealed, the world as he knows it will never be the same.
More about Julie
Julie Flanders is a librarian and a freelance writer who has written for both online and print publications. She is an avid animal lover and shares her home in Cincinnati, Ohio with her dog and cat. Polar Night, a suspense thriller with a supernatural twist, is her first novel. It will be published by Ink Smith Publishing on February 7, 2013. Find Julie online at her blog, on Twitter, and on Facebook.
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