Monday, March 18, 2013

STAR OF THE TEAM

Quote for the week:  Spring is nature's way of saying "Let's Party."  Robin Williams

Here it is a new week. I hope you had a lovely weekend. Spring break for the students in our area is over. It's back to school and countdown until the next holiday. How well I remember my teaching days and looking forward to the breaks.

Today I'd like to share a bit about my forthcoming book for MG readers. It's a long story with a happy ending. Way back in 2006 I sent the manuscript to a wonderful publisher and they wanted to publish my story. Great! I was excited. Unfortunately, the publisher went out of business. Not that I wish the former publisher bad thoughts, they are really nice, nice people, but I think life works in mysterious ways, for I now have a super publisher helping me get the story in tip-top shape. It has undergone edits, been changed from readers ages 7-10 to the 8-12 age group, many corrections, including the title, made, and is a much better story now. The manuscript is now awaiting the next round of edits after all the changes. Crossing my fingers it's good to go.

Watch for STAR OF THE TEAM coming out hopefully this summer. A huge thank you to Vivian Zabel and Harry Gilleland at 4 RV Publishing for your faith in my story. And for Aidana WillowRaven who will see that it has the perfect cover and illustrations for the story. 4 RV Publishing rocks.

How about you, dear friends. Share your good news with us.

Happy reading and writing.

8 comments:

  1. I know Vivian and Harry, and I'm so glad you're working with them. Best of luck on your lovely new MG book! :-)

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  2. Thank you, Lexa. They are both nice to work with. And boy do they find the mistakes. :)

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  3. CONGRATS, Beverly! I know it will be a great book to read.

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  4. Ooh, I can't wait to fall in love with another McClure book! Have you revealed the cover yet?

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  5. Aw, Darby, thanks. No cover yet. It needed major revisions and I'm waiting for approval on those. Then, hopefully, we'll have a cover.

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