Time to remind everyone again Why We Are Here. This blog has been subtitled "The Trials and Tribulations of Getting My Medieval Mysteries Published," and in fact, we've gone a little past that now. As you should know by this point, my first novel Veil of Lies will be released by St. Martin's Minotaur in the fall of 2008. And so one trial would seem to be over, while the new trials begin. For one, I anxiously await the edits from my editor so that I can finally submit that final manuscript and score that ISBN. And another check. Heh. Looks like I've got to get medieval on him, doesn't it? And two, I have begun (or have been continuing) the Promote-Jeri-and-The-Book-campaign (went to Bouchercon in Madison, Wisconsin in 2006 and got onto a panel at Bouchercon 2007.) I will also be at Left Coast Crime in Denver in March--hoping for another panel--and likewise at NoirCon in Philly in April (if I can scrape up the money in time to go). And though I won't be a presence yet at 2008's LA Times Festival of Books at UCLA in April, I will be haunting the place as I always do. At least I can drive to it.
In the meantime, if you haven't already (and why not?), do trot on over to the website to read Chapter One of Veil of Lies. Say howdy on the guestbook.