A Book is Born

In case you wondered how a book goes from manuscript to ebook or paper.

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Everyone knows what goes into publishing a book (besides blood, sweat, and tears)—well not everyone. The published authors can tune out because they understand getting first rewrites back from the editor. The scramble to meet that initial deadline returning the reworked manuscript. One of my books took 6 rewrites.  AARGH.The-Silver-Crescent-3D-Open-Book-2

My current editor thankfully usually gets it right in maybe 2. It goes like this (unless I’ve forgotten between the last one and the one I’m working on now—entirely possible, my friends, even probable):

  1. After the rewrites, copy edits has a go at the book; then
  2. Editor sends you the galley to proof and return. Since the galley is commonly in PDF, I use a Word table to record my changes, the line number, and page number.
  3. Final galley—last chance to catch any errors…not much can be changed in this document.
  4. Book goes to production. With the three publishing houses…

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My Evil Twin Is Writing Erotica Again!

She’s back! Write dirty to Me is due on Amazon soon! How you feel if you wrote erotica but couldn’t claim your work because you would lose you job? How would you feel if you finally found a man who made you feel things you had only experienced in the books you wrote, but he is a successful author? Any jealousy?

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Julie, a college professor, writes erotic novels she can’t claim without jeopardizing her job. Gray has become a New York Time best selling author of military thrillers since he retired from the military. When they meet at their 25th high school class reunion their hormones spike the way they didn’t when Julie and Gray seventeen.

When Gray gets back in touch with Julie after the reunion she discovers a side of herself she only wrote about before Gray.

I changed the hero’s name from Jake to Gray. I have a Jake in the Cowboys of Clark’s Folly!

2 Anthologies and a novella coming soon!

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“Casey’s Choice” by Alexis Alvarez

I need to get back to this neglected blog. Mary Marvella has been no help this past year.

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Let me begin by saying I am not a big fan of BDSM but I am a big fan of the writing of Alexis Alvarez. I have enjoyed every book I have read that she has authored. It was with a degree of uncertainty that I began “Casey’s Choice”. I am delighted I took the leap. This is not just a book about “kinky” sex. This is the story of a young and talented woman who is straining against the restrictions life has placed on her, both privately and professionally.

Casey Reilly is an artist with a PhD who is working in an art gallery. Obviously over qualified for her position she is frustrated by the limits of her job. When she is inadvertently provided the opportunity to expand her sexual experiences she decides to take a chance. Assuming the identity of a model…

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Spotlight: The Bronco Boys: Sterling

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Sterling Bronco This photo is how I came up with the character of the oldest Bronco son. Start with one take-charge Cowboy who dreamed of the military since he was a small boy, and became…

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“Do Your Own” Holiday Scent

This sounds like a winner! I wonder if I could add tea bags and drink it?

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Exiting news for Mary Marvella, my alter-ego!

Mary’s daughter, Danielle Barfield Simms, is now engaged to Branham Jarrell. Mary is over the moon about this!  More photos on www.MaryMarvella.com!



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