There is so much happening in January – including a competition to celebrate the upcoming release of my book. Sign up to my Readers’ Group if you’d like to hear how to win a Kindle! Be quick, as the competition opens very soon.
Things are stepping up a notch – we’re now just a few short months away from publication of my debut novel. There’s a tonne of activity happening behind the scenes, starting with choosing a title for my debut novel. It’s done. Phew!
I put the title out to loads of people for feedback, including a survey of the short-listed titles. It was a close call between two of the entries, and I lost sleep over which one to choose. It turns out that nailing down a title for your debut novel is more difficult than writing the book in the first place!
Massive shout-out to everyone who commented or helped brainstorm the title, or who completed the survey. I considered all feedback very carefully, and apologies if I didn’t choose your favourite – there was so much to ponder (including my editor’s feedback, as she knows the industry best). In the end, the title I chose was;
Congrats if this was your favourite option!
In other news, I have submitted the manuscript to my copy editor, so the book is on track for publishing in late March. In case you’re new to this blog, a little about the book;
The Ghost-Mothers takes us on a humorous, magical romp through the ages of Australia’s longest-running women’s magazine, with ‘fairy ghost-mothers’ springing to life from magazines past.
It is very loosely inspired by my time at The Australian Women’s Weekly.
Click on over to my previous post if you’d like a more detailed plot reveal. Oh and if you’re entering the Kindle competition, good luck!
Yours in creativity,
Ps: Yes, I’m really giving away a free Kindle Paperwhite to one lucky reader! To be notified when the competition opens, simply sign up to my Readers’ Group. I’ll let existing subscribers know as well, of course. Good luck!