Thursday, July 31, 2008

The Blue Pencil is Back in its Box!

Finally! I sent the copy edits of CALLING MR. LONELY HEARTS back to Ballantine today. I feel like celebrating! Alas, it may not be the last time I see CMLH in manuscript form if I wasn't clear enough on corrections. Then come the bound galleys, aka ARCS. As soon as I get my hands on some, I will be sure to share one. I'm pondering some clever competition....Hmmmmm.

But there's no rest for the wicked (though I will get off of the computer here soon--last night was a late one with the blue pencil). The fun begins again next week with a photo shoot with uber-wonderful photographer Jay Fram. I have to get my latest haircut on the CMLH jacket! Actually it's not totally a matter of vanity. Those pesky photos need to be updated every two years. But what to wear?!

Speaking of book jackets--I received two today. One, a near-final version of CALLING MR. LONELY HEARTS, and the other the paperback version of ISABELLA MOON. I'm particularly excited about having IM in trade paperback. I know how expensive hardcovers are, and having a paperback will make IM available for many more readers. Now THAT makes me happy!

Tomorrow: Julie Kramer, fellow thriller-writer chick (STALKING SUSAN), pops into The Handbasket.


Danielle Ferries said...

I hope they're not going to change the cover too much from the one you've got posted, I love that cover. And I can't wait for the book to come out.

chris said...

Now wait a minute,if I start getting into an authors style of writing,I never buy paper back. A hard back book laying around the house will always retain some clasieness,although they do take twice the space.

I am reading slow these days,however when I finish my latest WEB Griffin book,the next one shall be your "IM".

Laura said...

Thanks, Danielle. I love it, too and they would have to step over my bleeding body to change it!

Chris--I know you'll let me know what you think! ;)

Michelle's Spell said...

Hey beautiful Laura,

That's very exciting! I can't wait to read the book! As for pictures, you'll look fantastic in whatever you wear.