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Saturday, March 26, 2011

Chicago Stories: Keep falling forward

Chicago Stories: Keep falling forward: "Still accumulating bits of info needed to make this publishing project a reality. I've been delighted at the willingness of some well-..."

Keep falling forward

Still accumulating bits of info needed to make this publishing project a reality.  I've been delighted at the willingness of some well-known writers to offer advice and assistance to someone they've never met.

Aside from all this housekeeping stuff, the next task is a final read-thru of West of Western, getting it into the best shape possible. At the same time, find a graphic designer for the cover (have two possibles so far), a packager (to check the formatting and so on, get the whole thing ready for Kindle), and put it all together.

At that point, I'll post a bit from the books here to give you a preview.

Thursday, March 24, 2011

Jumping off the Cliff

Day 1

Just setting up my first blog. Easy, so why do I feel a bit intimidated?
Old dog trying to learn to jump through hoops?

Chicago Stories: West of Western, the first of a mystery series set in different neighborhoods in Chicago, is finally finished.  I think. Written, revised, revised, revised, edited and almost ready to publish through Amazon Kindle.

So now its a matter of the business of publishing--finding out about ISBNs, copyright, formatting, all that. Yikes!  Can I afford a professional designer? or a packager? Hmm. Will they take visa?

Chicago Stories: West of Western is the story of Seraphy Pelligrini, ex-Marine and Darkpool agent, wounded in the Middle East, now home in Chicago to start a new life in an abandoned building in a marginal neighborhood. She has a few problems: smashed widows, death threats painted on her garage, a man shot on the doorstep, three more down the street. With the help of unexpected friends, Seraphy finds herself hunting a killer in a neighborhood of strangers.