On the Twelfth Day to New Release Day I almost let an anniversary slip by me.
Twenty-five years ago, in 1987, I celebrated my first Release Day. In fact, that year I enjoyed three of them (two in July and one in November!) with Sweet Tempest, a historical regency written as Lauren Giddings, and Pirate’s Captive (now referred to as the naughty pirate novel by my co-workers) and Rebel Vixen written as Dana Ransom. Though 25 years and 53 books have gone by since that July in 1987 and the 12-17-12 launch of Betrayed by Shadows, the excitement and anxiousness is still the same. What’s changed (other than my hair color. I refuse to comment on my weight or my age) is the publishing industry . . . dramatically!
|~First Public Outing as a Published Author-July 1987~|
Allow me a little nostalgia for the next 12 days of my countdown to compare then with now as I post on those things that bring a release day to fruition: the hero and heroine’s roles, the way books are sold, covers, self-promotion, and reviews. I’ll be offering behind-the-scenes looks at Betrayed by Shadows and get you up close and personal with Giles St. Clair, Brigit MacCreedy and the “By Moonlight” series. I hope you’ll join me on these twelve days of future past starting tomorrow with a look at the “By Moonlight” series.