Sunday, October 2, 2011
I understand that. While browsing in a bookstore, my eyes go to mystery series. I knew that if I liked one book in the series, I could settle in and enjoy a long reading experience of following characters.
My editor, Connie Hill, recently sent me the galleys of Ready, Scrap, Shoot. She also complimented me on the dramatic tensions. She told me that she had taken the manuscript home over the weekend--rather than leave it on her desk to work on it on a Monday--because she had to see how it ended.
I passed the galley to two beta readers, readers whose opinion I value. The first reported back and she loved it. She had a few questions that I hope to resolve with an edit or two. The second hasn't contacted me yet.
Meanwhile, my husband enjoyed a quick and informal reunion this weekend with his high school friends in Bloomington-Normal, Illinois. After a long day of golf on Saturday, one of them turned to David and asked, "Is your wife Joanna Slan? The mystery writer? We have three of her books at our house."
Wow. Maybe I have reached a tipping point. I sure hope so!
Here's the scoop on Ready, Scrap, Shoot--
You can pre-order it at Amazon.