Wednesday, September 27, 2006
Wow, I just now, just now, wrote the final edits on my second novel and sent it on to my publisher.
Let's hope they like it. And if it is not for them...I know someone who might want to give a publishing home to a reincarnating kitsune-turned-dragon and her Dragon-Prince lover.
Excerpts will be following forthwith, after my back-to-back mad convention schedule!
So, if you don't hear from me much for the next couple of weekend's well, you know why.
Enjoy yourself, friends!
And I shall leave you with my newest heroine, Lilia.
Welcome to the table, darling, how do you take your tea?
Tuesday, September 26, 2006
That, dear friends and kind readers, is a picture of the Borders store on West End here in Nashville, TN.
If you went to that store, you would find my book on its shelves.
Now, of course I am going to have to go and get some photographic evidence of this for my own, personal *squee!*. But for the moment, I shall take Zach's word for it, but let the masses out there know that A Year and A Day is IN A BOOKSTORE!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Wednesday, September 20, 2006
All online retailers are restocked with A Year and A Day!
So head on over to Amazon, Barnes and Noble, or Books-a-Million!
Don't forget you can also walk into any of your favorite booksellers and make a request there!
Next time, updates on the writing process of my upcoming projects!
But for now, YAY! Books are back in stock! Let's sell them out again!
Tuesday, September 19, 2006
Monday, September 18, 2006
This be me and my scurrrrrrrvy dog! (dang...she sure does have a vicious-looking yawn, doesn't she?)
And fer the deef among ye, I provide a sign-language interpretation! Arrrr!
Iye, fer sooth, that does mean "pirate" in American Sign Language. Thar be no discriminatin' on TALK LIKE A PIRATE DAY!
So go shiver some timbers this September the nineteenth or I'll be seein' ya in Davy Jones' Locker!
From one salty Sea Dog to another.....
...have yerself a hearty yo-ho this holiday, else I'll be makin' ya walk the plank!
She is here to help me tell you that a couple of copies of A Year and A Day have (sort of) re-appeared on Amazon.
My favorite listing, the guy from England selling the book for $27.54!
But, by and large, I just wanted to share this really delicious painting with you.
Have a shiny Monday, all!
Friday, September 15, 2006
First off, I spoke to my managing editor (who happens to be one of my most favorite people EVAR!), and she told me that she had been in contact with Ingram Book Distributors and that 13 more books were en route to their warehouse.
"Only 13??" Yeah, I thought that, too.
BUT that means two things:
- Fewer copies in stock gives them a better chance of selling through them and not hitting me with returns.
- Fewer copies in stock also means that they will sell out fast agian and will need to be reordered and restocked. Even at 13 books at a time, if I consistently sell out, that will send a BIG MESSAGE to the publishing world.
So, keep those orders coming! If you have already ordered and been told you'll have a 4-6 week wait time, look for that to be shortened real soon. Amazon and other online retailers should have their stock updated by next week!
Holidays are coming! Books make a GREAT GIFT! You want them signed? Send me an email and let's work out a deal! I just might be in your area soonly. Have you checked my EVENT CALENDAR on my website?
Also, don't forget to get reading and put your reviews up there! Amazon and Barnes and Nobles both have spaces for reviews! Don't you want to be the first person ever to review my debut novel??
And on the front of new projects...why YES that is an early 15th century embroidered Italian purse! (actually, it looks like a late 16th/early 17th century piece but the figures are dressed in early 15th century costumes...but I digress....)
I bring you a picture of Italian elegance for one reason, and one reaosn only! It ties into my newest fiction project tentatively titled "Safehouse" which begins in 1397 at the advent of the Black Plague and follows a group of "kept women" (*ahem!* really high class prostitutes) as they are exhiled from their beloved Venice to the Duke's hunting estate.
Part historical romance, part in-depth character study, it is a story about determination and finding not only survival against tremendous odds but joy and triumph as well.
I'll keep you posted as to my progress. (Um, like when I have a decent title picked out....) Currently I am at 2,400/95,000 words...so I have a ways to go yet. ^_~
Wednesday, September 13, 2006
Wow, Amazon.com is officially SOLD OUT of all copies of A Year and A Day including the "Amazon Marketplace" copies.
Barnes and Noble seems to be sold out as well, they aren't even showing the book as in existance right now. Bah!
And Books-A-Million is also sold out.
Currently, the ship dates are 4-6 weeks from now. But don't fret, PPA will be getting more copies into Ingram's hands ASAP!!
A small start to be sure...but a start nonetheless. And a nice sales trend! ^_^
Don't stop now, Holiday time is coming up and trust me, those retailers will be restocking very soon!
KEEP UP THE GOOD WORK!!!!!!!!!!
Monday, September 11, 2006
~ FATE OF THE WORLD RESTS ON LOVESICK ANGELS ~
A YEAR AND A DAY
By Sara M. Harvey
Suggested Retail $8.99
When the Angel of Vengeance gets out of hand, he’s sent to Earth to learn a lesson. The fate of the world depends on his success or failure and Vengeance’s only hope of triumph is his irritating, yet irresistible, companion, the Angel of Joy. For a year and a day the angels take human form and explore the heart of New York City and its residents. This mission is pure misery for Vengeance, but soon it is Vengeance’s own heart and his desire for Joy that becomes his biggest problem. Will the love affair of two angelic creatures restore harmony, or will it be the end of earthly happiness?
Sara M. Harvey makes her debut with her heartfelt and sophisticated romance, A Year and A Day. Sara’s artistic abilities are obvious with each turn of the page, but also extend to her keen eye for human behaviors. Her affection for New York City allows the reader a personal tour of the Big Apple as Sara spent two years in New York City earning a Master’s in Costume Studies at New York University. Sara was living in
A Year and A Day is among the first releases from Premium Press
A Year and A Day was my tribute to NYC, a city that charmed me to the core of my soul.
And in about two weeks, I am taking A Year and A Day back to the city that brought that story to life. This is not the big signing thing I have planned, but a quick jaunt through the Big Apple en route to SalonCon in New Jersey.
But for the first time, me, the novel, and New York City will all occupy the same time and space!
Start spreadin' the news...!
Sunday, September 10, 2006
And such tea it was. The Hermitage Hotel here in Nashville puts on quite the spread. Nothing beats refined Victorian genteel mixed with Southern hospitality.
And yes, that is a spiral notebook in my lap all filled with notes on a new project that I may or may not end up collaborating on with Matt.
We were thinking of A Year and A Day for Nashville...and then thoughts started to steamroll. So I grabbed a notebook and jotted down the basics.
The questions is...where do I prioritize this project?
After the Seven Times a Woman edits, obviously. And possibly concurrent with "Safehouse" which will need a new and better title eventually.
More news on that front forthcoming.
But for now, I have a Drama-Dog to walk and a house to tidy and some edits to uhhhh...edit?
Matt corrects me that I am not editing the edits, but enacting them. So, there you go.