As I write this, I am literally jumping up and down on my seat—that’s how excited I am right now. Why am I so excited? Two words: Kiki’s book.
It’s almost ready to go, you guys! I’ve worked so, so hard on this book. At times it was a struggle but I ended up loving how it turned out. Kiki is such an awesome girl and I just can’t wait to share her story with everyone!
Now that things are getting so close, I can share some details with you guys. First of all, the book should be available for Kindle and Nook next Thursday, July 26th. That’s a little over a week away! I can’t wait for it to be out in the wild so I can talk to people about it. I’m sure my beta readers are tired of hearing me go on and on about these characters:) Soon I’ll be able to talk to everyone else as well!
Now for the name: I thought long and hard about the title for this story. For so long in my head it was just called Kiki’s Book. But I doubted that would go over so well as a title! In the end, I decided on The Truth About Ever After.
Kiki’s book is the story of a girl who seems to have the perfect fairy-tale life. Kiki has money, power, a great family, and is married to the love of her life. But even Kiki will find that life can’t be perfect forever. I wanted the title of her book to reflect that. Kiki had the perfect happily ever after when she married Eric in Three Girls and a Wedding: but what happens next? What happens when the fairy-tale is over and real life kicks in?
Of course Kiki deals with all these difficulties in a very Kiki-like way. She’s funny and optimistic and completely loyal to the people she loves.
If you can’t tell, I really love Kiki. She’s one of my favorite characters that I’ve ever written. From the moment I first started writing about her, she took on a life of her own. Originally, the rich girl in Jen’s book was supposed to be a snobby brat. But right away Kiki let me know that that wasn’t her—not by a long shot. I had little choice but to go along with it and write her the way she demanded to be written. I know there are some people who might find her a little over the top, but I hope learning more about her life will convert even those who may not always have been crazy about her.
One of the most exciting aspects of the publishing process, in my opinion, is getting the cover art back from my amazing artist. Scarlett Rugers has, once again, exceeded my expectations. I absolutely love her work. If you’re an author looking for a great cover to make your work stand out, you should really give her a try at www.scarlettrugers.com. Here’s what she did for The Truth About Ever After. Isn’t is gorgeous??
Alright, that’s it for me, for now. I am currently hard at work on my next book—or I am when I can drag my mind away from how excited I am for The Truth About Ever After. I have managed to get my stop-work-to-stare-at-pretty-cover-in-amazement breaks down to a bare minimum—hopefully that can continue!
Happy Wednesday everyone!