Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Disappearing beneath my publisher's hat

I have mentioned a time or two that I have put my own writing on hold somewhat in order to help others. Coming together with the TreasureLine group has been wonderfully exciting. It is thrilling to see book after book come to life. We recently released Sharon E. Cathcart's "In The Eye of The Beholder" ~ the subtitle is: A Novel of the Phantom of the Opera so those who know me know I loved being a part of that project. I got my first taste of Sci-Fi/Fantasy while working with author Richard S. Wiggins, Jr. on two novels: "The Making of a Masterthief" and "The Last Warrior of Ertansha". I was more involved with "The Last Warrior of Ertansha" and I will simply say it is one of my all-time favorite books now. I never thought I would enjoy Sci-Fi/Fantasy but....wow, he really pulled me into the story and I enjoyed every page. I even found myself sneaking up at night to work on it. Thank goodness for laptops!!!

The last few days have found me immersed in "Deception"...notice the quotations? That's because it is a title. I have had the honor of being paired to work with author Jaimey Grant on her latest title: "Deception". Jaimey is a very hands on author and, together (from half-way across the country), we tinkered with her cover, her taking the lead though humoring me with changes even when it was as simple as moving a word from here to there. I'm pretty pleased and anxious to wrap it around Jaimey's extremely well written words.

We will be unveiling several more books in the not too distant future. I'll try to keep everyone updated as well as....hopefully....continuing to pursue my own writing. Speaking of...my mom stopped by the other day and asked if I needed help with anything. Don't ever ask me that!!! I handed her a folder and said "type." She called me today and told me to NEVER again send her home with an unfinished manuscript. My bad. It's actually my current work in progress :(

So, whether you see me or not, I'm here. How well I hide is dependent upon the hat I wear. I do hope you'll take a minute to take a look at all we've been doing. Any of these books would make a great summer read.


  1. Very cool - those books all sound really great!

  2. Linda, you are the wearer of many hats and you are so appreciated. Anyone can see that your work is done straight from your heart.
    Can I say "I love you" without you thinking I am weird. LOL!

  3. Thanks, Shay. I believe our books are really good. We have a great group of writers; each with his/her own "voice" which makes every book a treasure!

    Cindy...the love runs both ways and I would never think you any weirder than me :) Enjoying your book's beginnings and I always love visiting your blog.

  4. Hey Linda - I love hearing about the books you are developing and your own writing journey - what a fabulous blog!

    Peryl (MBC)

  5. Oh - btw, following you now, but it will come up as "Jack and Alex" - my google login is connected to an old blog, and I haven't been able to change it. But it's me :)


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