Four weeks out of the gate, and how's the baby doing?
For starters, there are almost 200 copies of Summer Gothic in print - not bad for a regional self-published anthology less than a month old.
Right now I'm giving away five copies over at Goodreads. They're still taking entries until Friday, but so far over 350 people have signed up to win, and as of this writing almost 80 Goodreads members have added it to their "to read" shelf.
This Thursday, I and several of my fellow contributors will be making a visit to the Birmingham chapter of Sisters in Crime, courtesy of the wonderful Margaret Fenton (author of Little Lamb Lost and the Summer Gothic story "Fourth of July." We'll be talking about the anthology and hopefully selling a few copies. The program will be Thursday, April 19, 7:00 p.m. at the Homewood Public Library.
After that, I'll be presenting a play-by-play of the self-publication process (the grimy bits, not the flashy bits) at the next meeting of Write Club at the Hoover Public Library on Saturday, April 28, 10:30 a.m. Also on the horizon is my appearance as a guest (!!) at the Alabama Phoenix Festival, Birmingham's new SFF convention, on Memorial Day weekend.
Looks like a busy Spring.