On the eve of the Anniversary of the Great Storm of 1900, with no disturbances in the Gulf, I can’t believe time has passed so fast and the official release of Storms of Malhado is upon us!
Y’all, I’m so excited! I will be signing books in person at Feliz Interiors from 2-6pm (with a mask on and plenty of sanitizer, of course!) but I have prepared lots of fun virtual content to be released throughout the day too.
I made a video that gives you a behind the scenes look at the creation of the book, including a chance to meet my beloved editor, Mandy Schoen. She helped a lot with building up suspense in the story, not revealing too much too soon, and of course weeding out pesky errors and such. Trust me, with three historical timelines, she had her work cut out for her! Someone else who helped immensely is my historical expert, Margaret Doran (@margaret_doran on Instagram). She read two different versions of the manuscript before it even got to my editor and pointed out big and small historical blunders.
I also made this little book trailer – because making these is fun.
I’d be so happy if on release day people who loved the book share either their content or some of mine to show it a little love and make a bit of a splash! Also, if you’ve read it and haven’t yet left a review, please consider writing one. Even short reviews help a lot!
As to the painting of the black chicken, well, what can I say? They’re called Ayam Cemani and I’m a bit obsessed with them.