February 18, 2018

Well, here it is Sunday and time for another report to those of you who are kind enough to be keeping up with me and my efforts to successfully publish my first novel. As you may recall, it was pretty encouraging when I received my first review, a four-star rating from a reviewer on NetGalley. This week, I’m proud to say that I have submitted the files to CreateSpace. They are the folks who will be printing the paperback version of the book POD (Print on Demand). That version of the book will all be available to the public directly through Amazon.

Of course, I believe I will be ordering quite a few books to sell out of hand. I’m having a big book-launch party on April 28th at Magee’s Bakery, the setting for much of the book, and I hope lots of folks will show up and take home a signed copy. I also plan on leaving a few copies in several places, to be sold on consignment, and participating in several book fairs over time.

Another cool idea struck me at about 4:00 AM this morning. Check out my fjmessina Facebook page for the first in a series of slightly altered iconic movie quotes and some interesting imagery. I hope to be posting two each week until the launch. I hope you enjoy them.

I hope to be in touch next week and would love to hear any of your comments before then.


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