February is here! We survived the first month in 2021. This week has been great for me. I got a letter in the mail welcoming me into the Private Eye Writers of America. The letter was in the form of their quarterly newsletter, which was pretty neat. The Member News section mentioned some new book releases that I want to check out. Yay for more books to read!
I got to listen to the first audiobook chapter of Tootsie’s story, and I loved it! I am so excited at what Dani had done to bring the character to life. She captured Tootsie’s youth, spunk, and carefree attitude perfectly. I plan to have her narrate all of my subsequent Tootsie books, as well.
The first paperback proof copy came in the mail, and I am in love. I designed and formatted everything myself, and I really love the way it came out. The book is mass-market paperback size with soft, fluffy groundwood paper. I will add pics in my next round-up post, once the official preorder announcement has been made later in the week. Readers will be in for a treat. I have been reaching out to interested readers, reviewers, and book bloggers, and I will be sending out review copies once the rest of the books arrive, which will hopefully be next week.
I’ve begun uploading the ebook to retailer sites and put it on preorder. I plan to make a preorder announcement blog post sometime next week. I’ve just been waiting until all of the links were there. I was hoping I could get the paperback link too, but it looks like it’s taking longer than expected. The audiobook won’t be ready until later. I am planning for the book to release March 9th.
The weather has been cold a few days, warm on other days, and rainy. It can’t seem to make up its mind. I’ve slowly been doing some Konmari-style organization and cleaning around the house as springtime looms. It’s been a good way for me to refresh my brain from writing overwhelm on some days.
34 comments on “Accepted in PWA!”
Congratulations! That’s awesome news. And good luck with the book!
Robert Mitchum! that looks like a fabulous movie…
Thank you! Yep, I just watched it recently. It was great. Loved the twists. Robert Mitchum is a great actor.
Congrats on your admission to the Private Eye Writers of America! 🙂
Good luck with your book.
Thank you so much! I hope you have a great week!
Congrats on being accepted!!
Thank you! Stay safe!
Congrats! A great week! I am looking forward to seeing your book! -and reading it!
Thanks so much for your interest, Victoria! 🙂 I will make an announcement post soon. Have a great week!
Congrats on your book! Enjoy the process and the celebration.
I have been loving my books and viewing, and hope we all get past the Pandemic safely.
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Thanks so much! Hope you enjoy your week as well. Yes, we will all get through this pandemic together very soon.
Congrats! That is awesome!
Good Luck with your book, the name is fantastic. A lady that used to watch my grandmother when she was younger used to call her Tootsie and it pretty much stuck for the rest of her life 🙂 So awesome name!
I hope you have a wonderful week!
That is really cool! Yeah, Tootsie is a fun, unique nickname. 🙂 I’m looking forward to getting this book released soon.
Enjoy the rest of your week!
Congratulations! How exciting! Much good luck for the book.
I hope you have a great week!
Thanks! Appreciate the encouragement! Have a good week, also!
Congrats on all the book news! It’s so exciting ❤️ I wish you much success as you begin the next step in the published author journey.
Thanks so much, Tessa. It’s been both a frightening and exciting experience.
Hope you have a great week!
Congratulations! That is awesome!
Thank you! Enjoy your week!
It sounds like everything is coming together with your book. That is great news! I wish you all the best with the roll out.
We’re enjoying some nice weather here right now. I think we’ll go for a walk this evening before the sun goes down.
Have a great week!
Thanks so much! Yes, every step closer to publication is exciting. I’m glad you were able to enjoy the nice weather.
Stay safe and healthy!
Congratulations on having your book come together so beautifully. I am very happy for you.
Those movies are the sort we around here love. And I don’t think we have seen a one of those. I’ll have to look them up.
Have a great week.
Thank you so much. I can’t wait to share the book with the world.
I enjoyed all these movies. I’m a sucker for Golden Age noir/crime/detective films. I particularly enjoyed Foreign Intrigue. Great acting and an interesting plot.
Congrats! What an exciting recognition 🙂 Those movie covers look so fun – thanks for sharing. Enjoy your week!
Yes, these movies were great to watch. You should check them out sometime 🙂 Thanks for stopping by, and hope you enjoy your week!
Congrats! What a good week for you!
Thank you! Yes, it was a great week.
Congratulations on the PWA acceptance, and on having your book so close to publication!
Thanks a bunch! Have an awesome week!
I’m glad to read you’ve had such a great week. And congratulations on your news. That’s awesome 😉
Thank you very much! Enjoy the rest of your week and happy reading to you, too!
Congratulations on your book! Your cover looks great. I also love the movie covers–especially the Robert Mitchum one. I haven’t seen any of them. What a treat for you to watch them.
I hope you have a great week!
Thank you! I’m glad you like the book cover! “Foreign Intrigue” was a great classic movie. Good acting and plot all around.
Enjoy your week!
Congratulations on your admissions and fingers crossed for your book ^^
Thanks, Iza! I appreciate it. Happy reading!