As you may know, Bob, twelve years after its inception I finally finished A Most Malicious Murder and put it up for pre-order on Amazon (it comes out there on August 31st, will be available on all other ebook platforms the day after, and will also have a print version).
Of course, now I have to launch into all the pre-release activities that will hopefully get the book noticed and reviewed. I’m in the middle of putting together a media pack, I’ll have ARCs ready by the end of next week for reviewers, I’m going through and finding all the Poe and Carroll websites I can in hopes of drumming up interest in said ARCs/media packs, and I may even go with a book tour company for this one.
One huge blessing with all of this is that I’m an old pro at promotion, thanks to all of my Nicola Cameron books. Of course, MMM will be slightly different — I won’t be able to use any of my romance reviewers/book bloggers/Bookstagrammers, so I’ll have to build an SF/mystery list of those from scratch. But I do have a To Do list of everything I need to get done in the next three weeks, and I’m going to spend the weekend compiling a list of reviewers and bloggers who like mixed genre books.
And I have to admit, I’m excited about this. It’s my first novel to come out under my own name, and I’m really hoping that SF and mystery readers enjoy it as much as romance readers have enjoyed my Nicola stories. Gonna be a busy August, that’s for sure.