Update on my WIP

Today I sent my latest Work in Progress (WIP) to the editor. I am very excited because this allows me to finally set some solid dates on the calendar.

Fort Reiley (that’s the title of the novel) stands at just over 100,000 words, which is almost double that of Death Has a Name. I’m working on the cover art, back-cover blurbs, and all of the other stuff that has to get done to meet a deadline of a December 15th deadline.

You heard that right… after months and months and months of waiting for me to release a new novel, I finally have a release date.

December 15, 2014

I am now taking of my writer’s hat and putting on my editor/publisher hat to get this release out the door. There is still a ton of work to be done on this project — cover art, back blurb, promotional spots, advertising, editing, proofing — but I can’t wait to show you all of the hard work that has gone into this project. I really think you are going to enjoy this story.

If you would like an Advanced reader Copy (ARC), please write me at jhanel at gmail dot com. Put “Advanced Reader Copy” in the subject line so that it doesn’t get lost in the tons of spam I get every day. In the body, explain what you like in terms of books and story lines. I will choose 5 ARC readers.

There is a cost for this, however. No, it’s not monetary. But I do ask that you leave a review on Amazon.com (good or bad… I want honest reviews!!) telling the world what you think of the book. That’s it. Leave an honest review.

Thank you, again, to all of my patient fans. I know it’s been a while, but today marks a very important milestone and I am excited to share it with you. Hang in there with me as I can reveal more and more of this new novel! Keep your eyes open for chances to win copies, to submit your own work, and to have a ton of fun as we ramp up to the launch date.

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