Thanks, Zendorox, for reading my book and for posting about it here! I'm so glad you liked it. (Thanks also to Carol for letting me know where she found out about my book).
The Silver Spoon
is definitely the first book in a series. I had such a blast writing it, I couldn't let go of the characters after just one story! I've just finished writing the second book, Eye of the Beholder, and I'm really happy with it. Unfortunately, my small publisher is going to be closing in the next year, so I have to find a home for both books now. But I've got some good leads and hope to have the second book out there soon.
Funny story about the poster. It's the poster that was used to advertise the start of the third season of Roswell. It was up in my local mall and being a huge fan of the show, I called to see if I could get one when they were done with it. The mall person referred me to the distributing agency who referred me to an ad agency in L.A. I kept following up and eventually got through to someone, a very nice woman, who sent me the poster about six months later when I'd almost given up.
It's HUGE. About three feet across and four feet tall. Max, Liz, Michael and Isabel are shown in close up. I love it! It's one of my most prized possessions
For anyone who's interested, you can read the first three chapters of The Silver Spoon
at my website as a free sample. For those of you who already have the book and want it signed, send me an email (firstname.lastname@example.org
) with your snail mail address and I can send you a bookplate.
Also, I have one Advanced Readers Copy (ARC) left from all my promo work last year. Basically, it's the manuscript in a bound format--a few more typos in it than the final but otherwise the same. I'll do a drawing for it, if people are interested. All I ask is that if you like it, you tell people, just as Zendorox did!
Just send me an email with ARC in the subject line and I'll draw a name on March 17 and send the ARC to the winner. Unfortunately, I can't afford international shipping, so it'll have to be U.S residents only.
Though, I might be able to dig up an ebook if people outside the U.S are interested.
Thanks again, Zendorox, and everyone else on this thread! As a new author, I really appreciate all the support and discussion.