Wednesday, June 22, 2016

Computer Madness and Series Productions

We're VERY close now.  The correct galleys came back last night for a final proof.

This part of the process seems very slow to me.  I want to move into Book 4!  It's a cycle that runs through the year.  But every time I review Book 3, the more I think you're going to like it.

I am having computer difficulties, which make it hard to get in here to post especially when I am busy.  Stay cool and enjoy summer!


Thursday, June 16, 2016


Galleys come out close to the end of the publishing process.  After the manuscript is formatted (used to be typeset) it comes back to the writer for a last pass.

I have GALLEYS!  I'll be working on them today and tomorrow, and then any changes will be made and the files will be uploaded for electronic formats AND for the hard copy of Together.

The hard copy will return with Bound Galleys (they look like the actual books will look) for a very final pass to make sure no errors crept in.

Since I am a terrible proofreader, there will be one or two.

THESE are what go out as ARCs.

The eformat copies will be just like the book.

Pagination and illustrations are hard in eformat, because the readers change things as they change the size of type and typeface they prefer.  I just found a typeface (aka font) that is specifically made for dyslexics to read.  It is easy, but it doesn't have the flowing soft feel that other fonts do.

We'll see.

I hadn't looked at the book for a couple of weeks.  It's good.  It's really good.  Adventure, folklore, danger, excitement, skill...



Monday, June 6, 2016


As of last night, Together has left my hands for its final journey to the formatter.   That's the person who works the magic that turns a scattered assemblage of files into an actual, finished, type-set book ready for the printer and ready to publish.  It's a great feeling.

It'll be even greater when I see the finished book in my hands.

Want an ARC?  Let me know.

Another new and exciting announcement coming very soon....
The Toki-Girl and the Sparrow-Boy
A series of fantasy-adventure novels set in Meiji era Japan
by Amazon Best-Selling author Claire Youmans.  For tweens through adults.