Thursday, June 21, 2012

June Updates

Here are some of the latest behind-the-scenes tidbits about my books.
  • An In the Shadow of Blackbirds book trailer is in the works, and it will feature the music of Jill Tracy! I won't reveal the specific song at this point, but Jill's dark, Victorian-inspired work is absolutely perfect for my WWI-era ghost tale. The trailer will more than likely make an appearance a couple months before the novel's release date. More details to follow.

  • I may be seeing In The Shadow of Blackbirds cover art by the end of the summer. I can't tell you how much I'm looking forward to that particular stage! For more 2013 covers, visit my 2013 Book Cover Love Pinterest board. Several new covers debuted this week.

  • I'm gathering some swag for a few upcoming contests this summer. We're making plans for a major July giveaway at The Lucky 13s, so please check over there for details at the beginning of the month.

  • As I wait for my second stage of revisions for In the Shadow of Blackbirds, I'm busily working away on my new book. I can't give any specific details about the novel, but I've left a few clues on my newest Pinterest board, Inspiration for Secret Writing Projects. A major plot point isn't portrayed on the board, but you can get an early taste of the book's setting and Gothic influence.

  • In September, I'll be launching a brand-new website with other authors. Giveaways and celebrations will ensue, so definitely check back for news on that project.

  • I'm heading to Ohio to visit family the first week in July. No, that has nothing to do with my books, but it will explain why I'm not responding to emails or blog comments until after July 9.   
Happy summer, northern hemisphere visitors! And to the southern hemisphere crowd, happy winter!


Ara Burklund said...

Exciting stuff!!! Looking forward to seeing both the trailer and the cover art!!! And, of course, hearing about the new book! ; )

Cat Winters said...

Thanks, Ara! The new book had actually been giving me quite a bit of trouble until recently. I reworked some characters and set the book 16 years later than the original time period, and everything's starting to finally click.

I hope all is well with your writing!

Emma Pass said...

Can't wait to see the trailer and your cover! And the Pinterest board is wonderful.

Cat Winters said...

Thanks so much, Emma. I can't wait to see the cover for ACID? Do you know if there will be a trailer? I'm putting my trailer together myself, which is why I'm thrilled to have professional music involved. I also found the perfect video footage for my ghost...