by: Joelle Charbonneau
It is so easy to get wrapped up in writing new manuscripts and the process of being published, that we often don't take time to enjoy the anticipation that leads up to a book's release. Or maybe it's just me. I tend to be the kind that has tunnel vision. I think about the work that has to be done, not the celebration of the work that has already occurred.
However today is a day for celebration. In the next couple of months, I will have several books hit shelves. The first, END ME A TENOR, will be published on April 2nd by Berkley Prime Crime. I think it is my favorite of all of my mysteries perhaps because there is so much of my performance life hidden in the pages between those covers.
The second book that will hit shelves is my first young adult novel - THE TESTING. It will arrive at a bookstore near you on June 4th. This series has been such a wonderful challenge for me. My heroine, Cia Vale, has pushed me to consider the world around me in very different ways as has this publishing experience. While months exist between now and the release of The Testing, lots of cool stuff is starting to happen. The first of which launches today and I'd like to invite you all to participate. The Testing has had several different covers. We thought the final covered had been nailed down, but a new artist who was hired for book 2 took a whack at adding his flare to book one's design and WOW is it amazing. The reveal of the new The Testing cover is happening today on Facebook where Houghton Mifflin Harcourt has launched a page for all things Testing Trilogy.
Please stop by and take a peek! I'd love to hear what you think of the cover and have you join me on this strange and wonderful adventure that I am on.