4 Months Till Publication!

The train has left the station.  I just looked at the calendar and realized I’m only about four months away from the publication of Windy City Blues and things are happening.  I thought I’d take you behind the scenes and share some of what’s going on. First off, I’m thrilled to announce that Windy City Blues will be available as an audio book! This came early and was unexpected and I can’t wait to give it a listen.

But there’s other things happening too. As I’m preparing to do my copy edits where we’ll make sure all the facts are correct, all the commas are in place, all the typos zapped, we have the book out to other authors for early endorsements, also known as blurbs. Cannot wait to share those with you, too!

Next week my agent and I have a meeting in New York with my amazing team at Berkley. Here we’ll be finalizing the marketing and publicity plans for Windy City Blues. I already know about a few very cool things that are in the works and I promise I’ll share just as soon as I can. In the meantime, here’s a hint—I see a big blues bash coming to Chicago in February!!!

Since this is the calm before the storm, I’m taking advantage of the downtime. This morning we hit the road with Rebecca Makkai and head to Michigan for the first annual Harbor Springs Festival of the Book.  Check out the lineup of authors! Then it’s off to New York for a little business and pleasure before we head out to Palm Springs for Desert Trip also known as the most insane three nights of concerts featuring The Rolling Stones, The Who, Neil Young, Bob Dylan, Paul McCartney and Roger Waters of Pink Floyd. So if you don’t see me blogging for a bit, that’s the reason why. But do stop back for pictured and updates.

Happy Readings To You All!