It’s an exciting week, and not just because millions of turkeys are running for their little lives (good luck with that) but because Starley’s Rust, book 2 in the Embodied trilogy, is finally, utterly and completely finished. DONE! Like, totes, as its main character Kari might say. The publication date is January 15, chosen for the simple reason that 15.1.15 looks so cool. It’s a tiny bit less cool in the US, where it’s written 1.15.15, but either way it’s a cool number because if you add up the digits they total 13 and if you add up the numbers they total 31, which is 13 backwards (like, obvi, as Kari might say).
Whichever way you write it doesn’t matter, since you can pre-order Starley’s Rust right now from Amazon! All you have to do is click on the cover photo right here, then do whatever Amazon tells you to do.
The other cool thing that’s happening to Starley’s Rust is that it’s now available on NetGalley, a service used by publicists to get review copies of upcoming books into the hands of reviewers. For independently published authors, reviews are the lifeblood of the marketing process, so I’m praying harder than a pre-Thanksgiving turkey that Starley’s Rust will get the coverage I think it deserves.
And now… drum roll… it’s time to take down the Starley’s Rust scene cards from the wall of my office. They’ve been there for months and it’s going to seem strange to hold them in a tiny stack in my hand, but once the book is a book, sayonara my little friends! Besides, right next to them are dozens of scene cards for the final book in the Embodied trilogy. It’s been nice knowing you, Starley’s Rust. But we’ll be hanging out for a little while longer anyway.
On that note (or stack of them), here’s wishing all my American readers a Happy Thanksgiving!