Monday, October 1, 2012

Book Release Date

So I finally have a release date for my novel, A Blind Eye.

February 2013

It's sooner than I expected, but I'm not complaining. So now begins the first round of edits, the waiting to see the cover, and trying to find people to actually buy the book and read it!

If any of you readers out there have tips or secrets or advice you'd like to share, I'm seriously all ears.

Things you wish you'd done differently? Mistakes I should avoid? Great ideas? I'll take anything.

In the mean time--here's a teaser:

A Blind Eye
Some people are born blind. For some, tragedy leaves them blind. And then there are those who simply refuse to see. This is a story about all three.

In an attempt to escape his heartless and disinterested father, seventeen-year-old Christian runs away from home. But when he finds Scarlett--blind from birth--hiding in his car, his efforts to leave become a race to save her from death by scientific experimentation. Forced to return to his father, he learns that Scarlett is not the only one who cannot see.  

Agent Mary Kole is giving away a copy of the 2013 Children's Writer's and Illistrator's Market on her blog. These books are a goldmine of information on both perfecting the writing craft and finding an agent or publisher. 


  1. how exciting for you! sounds like a great book--can't wait to read it.

  2. I'm so happy for you! February will be here before you know it. I have no experience on being published, but the only advise I can think of is to have fun through the whole process!!! I love your book and I can't wait to see the cover and be able to buy it!


  4. Congratulations! This all sounds so exciting!

    Just found your blog via Brooke's The Silver Lining, and have become your newest follower! I can't wait to read along on your blog all about your journey toward getting this book published (and it sounds amazing, by the way. I can't wait for it to hit the bookstore shelves)!

    What's in a Name?

  5. February!!! That's crazy, it's just 5 months away! I was thinking I'd have to wait all the way until next fall. I'll be in line at midnight to buy my copy (or I guess sitting at the computer at midnight). I've got my fingers crossed for a good cover! I've also still got my fingers crossed for Burning Amber, which I love.

  6. February is practically here already! Squeeee! I want to read it.

  7. You spelled February wrong. But congratulations. Can't wait :)

  8. Congratulations on your pending release! So exciting.

  9. Julie, your Mom and I are so proud of you and we think you are amazing. Congratulations.