Wednesday, July 27, 2016

7/27/16 Update

Hey gang,

     I am in contact with a friend that is an artist for my first cover that will be for my 1st book '4:00AM', SO EXCITED!! I detailed how I want the cover done and shared my rough draft of the idea for the cover, and he said, "Wow, that's going to be creepy!" Exactly what I'm going for.

     I did some updates to the website; updated my photo of my new awesome red hair, added an 'Events' page to post when I will have events or signings, removed the newsletter signup as not really needed (yet), and changed some cosmetic things to make the site prettier.

     Before anyone asks, I was born with red hair that then turned brown when I was like 3 or 4 years old, so I am a natural red head from birth. I had been dying my hair black since I was 19 years old when I was trying to get better jobs and couldn't have it blue anymore. Almost 15 years of black hair, time to move on. Funny note, the red makes all my freckles look highlighted now and are undeniable.

     4:00AM is still coming along, although slowly. I did get to interview a New Mexico State Trooper for some research for the book and he was extremely helpful. I think I want to have one more interview with a local Sheriff just to get all my facts straight for the book. Would hate to get angry Tweets and emails cause something is not correct factually. I also have a few other ideas for future books that I am outlining, and have also started a script for a comic book series. Having so many ideas at once can make things a bit messy because you don't know where to start. I do still have a "9 to 5" job, as they say, and it can also get in the way.

     On a cool note, I did Tweet David Labrava from the show 'Sons of Anarchy' on if he had any advise for me, since he just put out a book and how he got it published. He said, "‏@realracheal Keep writing all day every day till it's done. Self publish with @amazon." So awesome to get a response back from such a cool and talented person.