Hi, folks! A few tidbits from the writing world to share today:
If you write anything that is electronically published, there's a good chance you may see it on a site someday that you didn't intend or approve. Unfortunately, this happens A LOT for ebook authors. Certain sites will offer a book as a "free download" for anyone, once they have the file. This basically steals your royalties/publisher's profits and, whenever possible, you should directly address the site where your work appears illegally. If you need to contact a site who's offering your work in violation of your copyright/your permission, here's a sample "Cease and Desist" Letter to use.
Agent Nancy Yost left the Lowenstein-Yost Agency and has formed her own company, Nancy Yost Literary Agency. You can reach her at Nancy@nyliterary.com.
I got my first draft of a cover for Summer's Song -- though both my editor and I are asking for some changes, so no, it's not ready for appoval or publication yet. But the official blurb is! Want to read it?
What if everything you knew about your life turns out to be...wrong?
Ten years after leaving home, the last thing Summer Thompson expects is to inherit her father's half-renovated mansion. And the last thing she wants is to face the memories of the night her brother died - sketchy as they may be. Now a San Francisco museum curator, she plans to stay east just long enough to settle the estate and get rid of the house. Until she finds it occupied by a hunky handyman who's strangely reluctant to talk about his past.
Damian Knight has something to hide: his mother and sister from a brutal stalker. They've found a measure of peace and carefully guarded security in Pine Point. Yet when the lonely, haunted Summer steals his heart, he finds himself opening up to her in ways he should never risk. Especially to a woman who's planning to return to the west coast - after selling their refuge out from under them.
Summer's mounting flashbacks leave her confused - and more determined than ever to find out the truth about her brother's death. But in a small town full of powerful secrets, confronting the past could cost her the man she loves. Even her life.