Launch day for my novel, A Shadow in the Past, is getting closer

My novel’s cover created by Aidana WillowRaven

The closer launch day gets, the more excited I get. I still can’t believe it’s really happening. Me – having my novel published. Wow!

So what have I been doing the closer launch day gets? Well, I’ve put a countdown timer here on my blog and on the novels page of my website and I won’t bore you with how many days, hours, minutes and seconds it is until September 15 and the Kansas Book Festival arrives, which I’ll be attending.

Last week, I discovered that if I searched my name at my book is listed. No cover image but it is there. The first day I saw myself there, the note said sign up for e-mail notification when this product becomes available or something to that effect. I checked again a the next day and I was in stock along with a retail price but still no cover image and now, there were 3 other sellers with new copies. Yesterday, I was temporarily out of stock and up to 4 other sellers. Follow the bouncing book?

I decided it was as good a time as any to set up my author page at amazon so worked on it yesterday. You can view it at

And back to the bouncing book … this morning when I looked, I ship in 1 to 3 weeks.

Even though I said I wouldn’t do it, I have to … 40 days, 14 hours, 15 minutes and counting. And by the time this post goes live, the time to launch will be shorter.