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6 month countdown!

This past week I received the galley of Eleanora in Pieces from the publisher. It was the first time I had seen my book in actual book format! It’s a beautiful thing–a truly beautiful thing! I just finished working on galley edits which the publisher will incorporate, and then I’ve got one more look at the entire manuscript before it goes to print. Six months until this beauty is out in the world—available September 5th!

News, news and more news!

The latest update on Eleanora in Pieces

The old news

A few months ago I shared that my publisher had delayed the release of my debut novel, Eleanora in Pieces, for the second time, moving it from the original release date of Fall 2022 to Spring 2023. To make a VERY long story short, they did not make that new deadline. The publisher continued to experience a number of concerning issues and could not commit to a release timeline for my book, nor for the books of their many other authors. When things failed to improve over the spring and summer I decided to move on. It was a difficult choice, but the right one for me. I was reluctant to share any news on the situation as I was holding out hope that they would come through and honor their commitments. In the end, it wasn’t to be.

Starting over

While parting ways with my publisher put me back at the beginning of the publishing process, I was starting from a different place than the first time I set out to get a book published. I’ve learned a lot of helpful information over the past few years that made this next round of submissions not quite as daunting. I’ve connected with many amazing authors and seen their success first-hand. I’ve learned how to talk about my book, what to look for in a publisher, how to write a better query letter, and what things are important when it comes to trying to get your book out into the world. This knowledge, along with a great deal of luck made this do-over a lot less painful than I feared it would be. Luckily for me, the stars aligned and, for what seemed like the first time in a long time, things went my way.

The good news

I began querying new publishers over the summer and within a few weeks several of them had requested to review the full manuscript. This was not only unexpected (despite the above stated optimism!), but a huge relief after the disappointment of leaving my last publisher. Even so, I tried to manage my expectations and put it out of my mind since manuscript reviews can often take several months.

However, a few weeks later, I am overjoyed to say, I received and accepted an offer of publication from Black Rose Writing.

The countdown begins

I want to thank my amazing friends, family and supporters who continued to check in and ask about the book over the past two years. Trust me when I say that I know it’s been a TERRIBLY long wait. The best news is that the big day is now within sight. I am over the moon to announce that Eleanora in Pieces will be available….

September 5, 2024!

Stay tuned for the pre-sale date!