Yep, it’s that time of year again. That time when Back That Elf Up starts flailing around the house, thinking about GeekGirlCon, making plans, packing things and getting ready release our next book, Self-Made Scoundrel. The book is done and we have boxes of books sitting in our sala, waiting to be schlepped to Seattle for it’s print debut.
At 103,000 words it’s a doozy of story, more than twice as long as Thieves at Heart. It deals with Derk from age 12 to around the time that Thieves at Heart starts off. It deals more with the official politics of the Valley, the role of the Church and what people who aren’t thieves do. There’s action, romance, some fun new faces and some old ones as well as bits that will wind up rearing their heads later in the series. I’m excited to have laid down more of the foundation of the Valley with Derk’s story, as well as get into his character. He’s a complicated guy. He’s idealistic but not a terribly good person. Romantic. Some would say handsome, hahaha! But there are plenty of other characters to love and hate as well. I’ve heard from one reader they’re a fan of Jezlen.
We’ve been busy shipping off books and shirts, getting things printed for the Con and we still managed to send off the next book(s)’ manuscript to my wonderful editor. Lots to do now, still plenty in store for the future!
I’ll be boothing at table 105 at GeekGirl Con with the wonderful ladies of Walking on Broken Glass so come by! We will have all our titles available digitally and again, print copies of Thieves at Heart and Self-Made Scoundrel. Come get your book signed! Hope to see you there!