On October 27, I will be signing copies of The Wages or the Gift at the Bricktown Freaky Book Bang in OKC. I know it may seem a bit weird for a Christian Fiction author to be signing books at a Halloween event, but there will be a great variety of authors there, and I feel like its a chance to be a light. Also to have some fun. There will be games, free massages, food, and a costume contest. My costume will be Ebony Reynold (the supermodel) from The Wages or the Gift. I will also have a few glam boxes to give away. If you are in Oklahoma City or near it, please come and see me. Tickets are on sale now, and I would love to meet you. For those of you who would like to preorder your signed copy, or at least reserve one (there are a limited number), you can fill out the this form.
Glam! Glam! Glam!
You automatically get two entries into the Glam Box drawings for getting your book in advance! If you choose to reserve and pay at the event, you get 1 entry. Of course there will be plenty of opportunities to get additional entries at the event. (The treasures inside are a surprise.)
Today I noticed that I finally made it to ten reviews! Granted I need about 50 before Amazon starts to pay more attention to my novel, but ten is a really good start. So a big thank you to everyone who has left a review so far. If you have read the book and have not left a review, you could be among the forty others that I need to reach my goal of fifty. 🙂 At any rate, the enthusiasm of number 10 really blessed me. Here it is:
Happy Friday all! As my title might suggest, many exciting things are happening with regard to Author Roz. I would like to share some of them with you today.
Before I get into today’s blog, I want to let everyone know that I finally finished reformatting the e-book. For everyone who had a previous version, you should receive an update. Now back to our regularly scheduled program.
First of all, I am looking for the right male voice talent for The Wages or the Gift. Yes, that’s right, my next step for the novel is to make it into an audio book. I am super excited to get started, but first I need to find the right guy for the job. I have invited numerous voice actors to audition, but the auditions are trickling in slowly. At this point, I have no clear trajectory as to when audio book enthusiasts can expect to listen to The Wages or the Gift, but as soon as the voice has been chosen, I will update.
I have started working on the next book in my Life Choices series: God or Mammon. I am super excited because this book is going to be a medical thriller. This is a fun genre that will require a lot of research. I am studying everything from medical terminology to hospital administration. Fun stuff!
Right now my second novel (completely unrelated to The Wages or the Gift) is with a wonderful group of people called Beta Readers! My Beta readers include my publicist (Jen Thomas), my editor (Martha Lowe) and a group of around 7 or 8 random lovers/readers of Christian Fiction. Most of them are still in the process of reading the book, but I have gotten a few of the results. So far, the general consensus is that I am on the right track (ie. they already really like/love the book), which is good. After I hear back from everyone, I will start working on draft two.
I am super excited to draw your attention to The Voice of Literature Ezine at www.voxlit.co.uk. It’s a great publication out of the United Kingdom that features book reviews, excerpts from novels, author articles, and a section called Writer’s Notes. I am excited to share that an article I wrote on the technique of zooming is featured in this month’s Writer’s Notes section! It’s the first one you’ll see. Check it out! If you are a writer, or a person who loves literature, this is a great e-zine to follow.
Checkout this interview that I did with www.ilikeebooks.com! It’s been a couple of weeks since the interview, but I have been trying to decide the best way to approach announcing it. I think in addition to making an announcement on my blog of interviews, live talks, author chats, and the like, I am going to add a media section to this blog to archive all such instances.
In other news, I got a new review that truly touched my heart. This is review is from a friend of mine who is not a Christian, and does not at all care for the message of my novel. However, she still enjoyed the story, and she said a lot of nice things about my writing. Hats off to Kathleen, for being able to put aside her personal preference and still appreciate the book. I think that’s awesome, but that is not what touched my heart. Keep in mind that I did not tell Kathleen anything about my writing process, so what I am about to point out is a major compliment.
She recognized my research!
That made me so happy. As a person who reads a lot of reviews. (Okay, I just let you in a little secret about me. I occasionally go onto Amazon and read book reviews. Lots of times I read reviews from books that I really liked, or books that are currently on the bestseller’s list. Often times I read five stars and the one stars to two star reviews. And see what naysayers are saying about otherwise renowned works of fiction.) Even with most five star reviews, I don’t see many reviewers noticing the research that went into creating the novel. I did so much research for The Wages or the Gift. (Not my favorite pass time. I do it when necessary.) It was so cool that someone noticed my hard work. 🙂 I am impressed, thankful, and humbled that someone actually noticed that aspect of my story.