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Monday, January 28, 2008

My First Book - Hot off the Press & Cover Flats!!

I'm just dancing with joy today! All right, so I'm STILL dancing with joy after a great experience this past Tuesday.

A fellow newbie Heartsong Presents author, Deb Ullrick, shared with our ACFW email loop about receiving the PDF file of her cover for her first novel. In the midst of celebrating with her, I opened the mail Tuesday to find 45 cover flats of my VERY FIRST BOOK along with a 'hot-off-the-press' copy of MY VERY OWN!!

Oh, it thrills me to even say that, let alone to look at it. I wondered how I would ever get anything done that night. All I wanted to do was sit there and hold the book in my hand and stare at it. It's finally come true. It really is happening.

Now, I just have to wait for my author copies to arrive and figure out how I'm going to work my blog tour since there's a time lapse from book club release to online retailer and bookstore arrivals for my book. Been chatting with other HP authors to see how they've worked it in the past. Still working out a plan. So far, it'll be a small one in February and a full-scale one in late spring when it officially hits stores.

I had to share with all y'all who visit here and read my blog because I would never have reached this point had it not been for those who have encouraged me and supported me along the way. I only wish I could have gotten the dedication page to the publisher in time. :( Alas, it's nonexistent in the first book. I'm going to make double certain it gets into book 2, though. That comes out in July this year.

You can see the cover in the left column and read about the book on the books page. I'll have more information on ordering as soon as it's available, plus a sneak preview of chapter one very soon! Stay tuned.

Praise the Lord!


Kim said...

Happy Dancing with you! I saw your book listed as one of the CFBA tours later in the year, so I can't wait to read it! Your blog has been one of my daily stops for some time now, so I look forward to interviewing a new author!

Enjoy the moment! Before you know it, the next book will be in your hands!



Tiffany Amber Stockton said...

Thanks, Kim! I'm glad to have you visit. And yes, I'll be part of the CFBA blog tour in June. That should give the stores plenty of time to get my book on the shelf and in their online listings.

At least I pray it will. :)

Looking forward to being spotlighted on your blog.

Cherie J said...

Congratulations! So glad for you Tiff!

Tiffany Amber Stockton said...

Thanks, Cherie. It's an exciting time. I can't wait until I can post the ordering links. Just a few more days and the book will be available. Now, I have to finish book 3 for deadline and work on publicity for book 1 while expecting galleys on book 2 to proof.

Yikes! And I *asked* for all of this? I must be crazy. :) Yep! LOL!