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?