3 Chapters from my 3 Mystery/Suspense novels:
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In the planning stages – a writers workshop/day conference in SoCal this summer, possibly in July. On the schedule so far – Your Critical 1st Chapter, Memoir Writing, The 5 Tiers of Publishing, CreateSpace self-publishing, POV, etc.
Keep watch for updates!
Book covers are so important, and while the popular adage is true, “You can’t judge a book by its cover,” I do. I may not judge the actual story, but if the cover doesn’t attract me in the first place, the story rarely gets read. So I need advice.
The artist sent two proofs for my upcoming paranormal. I like one while some of my friends favor the other. I’ve asked for some slight changes in one, so the artist will work on the changes and send the new proof to me, probably in a couple of days or perhaps next week. In the meantime, I’d like to know if I’m even close to what the majority likes.
Which one would attract you to the book?
The Kindle version of With Full Malice is now available, and my speaking engagement at the Ovitt Family Library in Ontario has passed.
I talked about the 5 Tiers of Publishing, and by the amount of questions afterward, I think the audience enjoyed it.
Now back to work on my paranormal, altho I’m also considering organizing a writers workshop for the SoCal’s Inland Empire. It all depends on how quickly I can finish The House on Serpent Lake:
An abandoned home on a north woods lake, dreams of a seductive lover from another time—Lindsay wants the hundred-year-old home to heal her troubled marriage, something unseen in the house wants her.
“A likable heroine, a deadly conspiracy, a white-knuckle climax – Brenda Hill’s With Full Malice has it all!”
Michael Prescott, New York Times bestselling author of Stealing Faces
“Arresting premise, story holds your interest.”
“From its opening chapter to its stunning conclusion, WITH FULL MALICE is a thought-provoking, first-rate novel.”
The Big Thrill
International Thriller Writers
This March is an exciting month for me for two reasons:
First, the ebook version of my mystery/thriller, With Full Malice, will be released on Amazon March 22. I believe the Kindle version will be priced at an introductory price of $3.99.
Second, I’ll also be the guest speaker at the Inland Empire branch of the CA Writers Club on March 23. The event will be held at the Ontario Library and the topic:
The 5 Tiers of Publishing
*What publisher belongs to each tier & why
*Advantages & disadvantages of each
*Watch for this RED FLAG in your contract
*If your contract does NOT include this item, and if they will not negotiate, don’t sign!
Ontario Library – Ovitt Family Community Library
215 E. C Street
Ontario, CA 91764
So thank you, CA Writers Club, for this honor.
What a memorable day. Not only did the hostess provide an excellent buffet, but she decorated her living room entrance with crime scene tape for the event. When it was time to leave, she presented a beautiful plant to me, plus a rose she had placed by the sign-in area.
The entire club made me feel special and very honored. Thank you!
When I began UD, I had no idea it would be so difficult to write. After all, it’s shorter than my other novels, but I have some of the same problems. Even though I’m a plotter, I still doubt a scene’s placement: should this or that event go here or there? Then I stall, worrying about it, and I can’t continue until I’ve worked it out.
I know all the so-called ‘experts’ say to continue on, to ‘fix it’ later, but that doesn’t work for me. I must have that relieved feeling about something I’ve just written in order to continue and concentrate on the next scene.
I’m on the home stretch, though, and can make out those magical words, ‘The End,’ not too far ahead. I’ll get there, I will, I will, I will.
I’ll be speaking to a local book club Tuesday the 19th about my mystery/thriller With Full Malice. Set in the area, I use local landmarks to help tell my story. It’ll be fun to see what the members think of it.
I think I’ll have a drawing for one of my ebooks, but not sure which one. Or a special preview of my new paranormal? But that’s not complete, altho it’s getting close. And I now have a new cover!
And it’s getting closer to March 21, when the ebook version of WFM will be available on Kindle. What an exciting time!
After several revisions, I’m close to a new cover for Unholy Desire, and it’s getting exciting. At first I wanted the original house and moon, but with an added element to reflect the story changes. My designer suggested something a bit different.
So while we’re keeping the house and moon idea, she changed it slightly and now we’re working on the added elements including different fonts for the title and author name.
I’ve gone through about twelve proofs so far. Yes, 12, but I think I’m close to choosing one after some slight changes are made. I don’t know who will be the happiest–the designer or me. Thank goodness she’s a patient soul who wants to please her clients.
I’ll post it when it’s completed, probably in a couple more days.
Hope you like it!