Today I received my first copies of Tattler’s Branch. Like magic my words have become lovely books that I can hold in my hands and offer to my readers.
It takes a very long time to go from the first line, (in this case: “Armina Tippen’s muscles twitched like frog legs in a hot skillet.) to the final, “The End.” But after a year of writing and research, weeks of editing and polishing with my editor, then copy editing, typesetting, cover print, and so forth, the book went to the printer and then I waited. Finally, the UPS truck brought the treasure to my door. Lots of work nicely rewarded.
For a chance to win a free copy of Tattler’s Branch, check out my interview on Lena Nelson Dooley’s blog site.