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It's here! My first proof copy of Here's Waldo just came in the mail, and it is perfect. I can't believe how amazing it is in person. Swipe through to see a dream come true, including an unboxing video! And a reminder that you can pre-order this through the link in my bio! Wow. I am so incredibly happy right now. This is the best early birthday present I could ask for. Less than 2 months till pub date! 😱 #HeresWaldo #novel #comingofage #published #publication #publishing #writing #fiction #nostalgia #90s #iwrotethis #indieauthor #indieauthors #writingcommunity #woot #celebration #ididit #dreamcometrue #paperback #writer #Chicago #chicagoland #desplaines #illinois #winstonsalem #dtws #wsnc
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My coming-of-age novel Here’s Waldo is now available for pre-order, and it’ll release October 1, 2020–1 month after my birthday! I put everything I had into this book, so to say I’m excited is a severe understatement. So thrilled to share this with you! You can pre-order my book here. Thank you, thank you, thank you!
Interior formatting is done, and they’re now going to mail me a physical proof copy of the book for final approval! Here’s the title page and thanks/dedication page, which is appropriate, because I’m feeling incredibly thankful right now. I’m going to hold this book in my hands soon! Huge thanks to all of you who have kept up with this project over the years and shown your support. You’re all awesome!
I just got the first interior-formatted PDF of Here’s Waldo, and words cannot describe how excited and ecstatic I am right now. After all this time–six years of writing, rewriting, and sending this thing out, the finish line is actually in sight. Wow.
For anyone who’s heard me talk about Here’s Waldo over the years and wanted to know more about it, here’s a blurb straight from the back cover of the book! We’re finalizing the cover right now, and on the internal side of things, editing and proofreading are done! The text is essentially “locked” now, and from here we’ve got folks figuring out the internal formatting for both print and ebook formats, along with fonts and all that good stuff. I seriously can’t say enough good things about Atmosphere Press. They’ve been fast and efficient, helpful and professional throughout the entire process. I’m literally watching a dream come true, and they’re responsible for it. I can’t wait to share this story with all of you!
Some very exciting news:
1. I got approval to share the cover of Here’s Waldo, and here it is!
2. Our timeframe for release as of right now is around October of this year!
3. We will be doing pre-orders on Amazon, and I’ll drop the link for that once it’s live!
Had a great conversation yesterday with my editor (and breathed a giant sigh of relief when I realized all his edit proposals were straightforward and minor, nothing super big or structural). Here’s my editing station–N64 controller, stolen CTA map and all!