Another step closer…
I sent my page proofs back to my editor two weeks ago and thought I might take a break.
But within minutes–or so it seemed, although it might’ve been a week or so–I received my Advanced Reader Copies of Homicide in Hardcover. My first book. My first book!!
ARCs aren’t as pretty as the real thing, but they’re a real book, all the pages are there and they’re all put together and bound, like, ya know, a book!
It’s mine. It’s real. OMG!!
I know the phrase “shock and awe” might seem like exaggeration, but that’s what I felt when, after so many years, I held my first book in my hot little hands.
And objectively speaking, I suppose the ARC isn’t even that pretty. But it’s beautiful to me. 🙂
See that photo of the plain brown book? Not so pretty. Yet … attractive, in a plain-brown-wrapper sort of way. Kind of sexy, I think. 🙂
Here’s a preview of the real deal. Now that’s a beautiful thing!
… there’s that suspicious cat again …

And coming next month, the horrors — er, excitement — of promotion!

Kate Carlisle’s first book in the Bibliophile Mystery series, Homicide in Hardcover, arrives February 2009 from NAL.


  • Anonymous
    on October 18, 2008

    Har har, Maureen! That’s what happens you let a guy design a business card. You get the infamous “brown” romance author business card. LOL

  • Anonymous
    on October 18, 2008

    Kinda matches those business cards I heard about……..=)

    It’s a GORGEOUS thing!!

  • Anonymous
    on October 18, 2008

    Hi Marianne! Thanks! Brown is beautiful, isn’t it? Hee hee. 🙂

  • Anonymous
    on October 18, 2008


    It’s beautiful in a plain-brown-wrapper sort of way!

    I’ve even heard that is a great read.


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