Even better, the über-talented and wonderful Liz Bass at Carina Press will be editing again. Liz edited CAPTIVE SPIRIT and, I swear, sometimes I think she sees the inside of my brain. So, the happy screaming that you heard coming from the American Southwest a few weeks ago when I initially got the good news from Angela James, lovely Executive Editor Extraordinaire at Carina, was probably from me. No doubt I scared a few coyotes and jack rabbits when I shattered the silent desert with my high-pitched screams.
So, without further ado, here's a little trivia about RUN FOR YOUR LIFE:
1) I wrote it three years ago when I was training for a marathon. I felt guilty about spending so much time at my local gym every day, so I decided to write a book in my head. Each day, I'd dream up a chapter as I clocked miles on the treadmill. Then I'd go home and pound it into my laptop till a story took shape.
2) It took me about 8 months to write the first draft.
3) Several of the characters in the book are based on people at my local gym. Yes, Virginia, there really is a living, breathing woman in the world who is exactly like the Alexandra Summers in my novel. Scary. She walks the Earth. ;-) You'll have to read the book to find out more about her.
4) I rewrote the book three times. The third time was the charm.
I cannot wait to see (and share) the book cover. Carina Press does such fab covers, in my humble opinion. It'll get previewed on the Carina Press Facebook page, so you'll be able to see it there before I post it to my blog. And like with CAPTIVE SPIRIT, there will also be a book trailer tease because, well, I adore book trailers.
I cannot wait to begin sharing more with you because this novel was such a long-time coming. Hope you'll love the story as much as I do. :-)
If this is Monday, this must be Belgium--wait! Wrong! If this is Monday, it must be time for the Monday Author Blog Hop. *And the crowd goes wild!*
The weekly hop is hosted by the wonderful Lisa Sanchez. You can visit her blog if you need more deets, but basically she opens it up to any published author or authors with a publishing contract. A great way to