Monday, August 3, 2009

Less Than a Month!


I now have less than a month to go before The Treasures of Venice is scheduled to be released! Soon I'll be a MULTI-PUBLISHED author!! The concept hasn't quite soaked in yet, and probably won't until I see both my books side-by-side on the shelf.

To be honest, in the past month, I've felt more like someone with Multiple Personality Disorder than a soon to be multi-pubbed author. I spent most of the month fiendishly working to finish the manuscript of my third contracted book, The Wild Irish Sea. My deadline to send the whole thing in to my editor was July 31st and I'm thrilled (but exhausted) to say I MADE IT!

Of course, right in the middle of this big push to my deadline, I dropped everything and went to the RWA National Conference in Washington DC. I had a FANTASTIC time, and for most of that time, I was signing and talking about my debut release The Wild Sight, which had just won an award for Best First Book. And when I arrived home, I was thrilled to discover it had won another award as a "Debut Title That Rocks!"

Now I'm gearing up for the release of The Treasures of Venice, and the month long promotional frenzy that will start... oh, in about three weeks! ACK! Yes, once again, I'll be all over the blogsphere talking about the book and giving away copies. And the reviews are already starting to come in. Just last week, Booklist (the magazine of the American Library Association) gave The Treasures of Venice a terrific review!

Here's some of what they had to say: "McGary's satisfying, fast-paced romance is filled with passion and deception that resonate through the centuries."

Needless to say, I was doing the Snoopy Happy Dance over that one. And hey! What's a little Multiple Personality Disorder among friends?


Jane said...

Congrats on the title award and on the great review. Happy to heard you made the deadline for the third book. Ooh, I love blog tours.

Helen said...

I am soo looking forward to the blog tours Aunty Cindy and of course reading the book time is going fast and release day will be here before you know it YAY.

I am glad that you made the deadline and got the next book in and no doubt about it before long you have a whole bookshelf full of published fantastic books

Have Fun

Loucinda McGary aka Aunty Cindy said...

Thanx Jane!

I hope to see you at several of by blog tour stops. :-)


Loucinda McGary aka Aunty Cindy said...

AWWW! Thanx Helen, I HOPE you are correct about that bookshelf full. Actually I'll settle for one small, short shelf, as long as they are all books I am proud of. That is definitely the case so far.


terrio said...

I could have sworn I'd commented in here yesterday. I'm so easily distracted these days. LOL!

You are knocking them dead, lady. So excited the book is almost here. You need to pick a date in September so I can put you on the schedule.

If that giant crowd around your table at the Sourcebooks signing is any indication, I think we can trust this book will fly off the shelves. And so will the many that come after.

Loucinda McGary aka Aunty Cindy said...

AWWW! Thanx Terrio!
From your lips to somebody's ear on the many more to come. ;-)

I'll email you privately about the blog date. It was SOOOO great to see you in DC!


Sheila Deeth said...

Coo-ool! Congratulations and great news!

Loucinda McGary aka Aunty Cindy said...

Thanx a BUNCH, Sheila!

I can't believe it will be here so soon!