Week Seven…Super Brain, Engage! Fire!

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Or something like that. After taking the better part of three days off in an extended weekend last week, thanks to Christmas, I’m finding it hard to get my brain engaged today. I’ve been answering a lot of emails–what I always do on Monday (and every other day of the week)–so that’s helping ease me in, but I have a feeling I’ll be fighting through the brain sludge today. I wonder how much worse it will be for the rest of the team tomorrow, after their four day weekend?

The great news is that last week, going into the holiday weekend, we made some acquisitions and I’m able to announce a few of them today. I love being able to do this, because the variety of books we’ve acquired so far is fantastic to me. I’m really looking forward to what we’ll discover next as we read submissions in the coming weeks. We’re moving through them fairly quickly now so get those submissions in when they’re ready!

I’m pleased to announce the acquisition of the following titles:

Motor City Fae by Cindy Spencer Pape (urban fantasy novel)
Out of Tears by Toni Anderson (romantic suspense novel)
Amethyst Bound by L. Shannon (urban fantasy novella)

Congratulations to those authors (and to us!) I’ll be sharing more about each title in the coming few weeks in individual blog posts.

Also coming the next two weeks are blog posts from the Carina Press team. You’ll get a chance to get to know each of them a little better so you don’t all think it’s just me here, running this thing single-handedly. Ha! That could NEVER happen. I’m a little bit in love with each member of the Carina team and their sheer awesomeness (for real, you have NO idea) and I’m excited to get to share that awesomeness with you in the coming weeks.

As for me, I’ll be over here at my computer this week. Copy editor tests went out last week–just before Christmas because I clearly have the best timing in the world–so hopefully I’ll be hiring some copy editors. I’ll also be working on the Carina style guide because now that we have books…we have edits! Other things on my to-do list in the coming weeks: author welcome package, editor guide to accompany style guide, read read read more submissions (keep sending those books in!), and maybe best of all? The launch schedule and giving books release dates!

11 thoughts on “Week Seven…Super Brain, Engage! Fire!”

  1. I can’t begin to say how excited I am to be joining the Carina Press family. Absolutely delighted to be here!

  2. L. Shannon says:

    I second Cindy! That was one email that added extra sparkle to the holidays.

  3. Congratulations to the new authors and hope Carina has many more acquisitions in the new year.

  4. Angelina Barbin says:

    Congrats Cindy, Toni and L. Shannon. What a wonderful Christmas gift for you ladies.

  5. Rhonda Marks says:

    Congrats to all the authors, but I must give a special shout out to my fellow chapter member, L. Shannon. YOU GO GIRL!!!

  6. Andrew says:

    Congrats to all!

  7. Dee Carney says:

    Congrats to a great author, L. Shannon! I’m a huge fan of her work… I have no doubts that Cindy and Toni must be made of awesome as well. :) Congrats all!

  8. Moira Reid says:

    YAY SHANNON!!!! WOOT!!! (And everybody else, too!!!)

  9. L. Shannon says:

    LOL Dee you are too funny… made me blush and laugh at the same time. Though I’m totally sure you’d be right on about Cindy and Toni. :D

  10. Thanks for the congrats, and congrats to Cindy and L. Shannon! I’m in great company and can’t wait :)

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