October 31, 2021 · 8:00 am
Yes, at long last! The release of The Ghosts You Left Behind: Coffee and Ghosts 4.
If Katy and Malcolm want a future, they’ll need to survive the past.
When Katy and Malcolm discover a secret stash of Springside ghosts, they can’t tell if they’re on a rescue mission, walking into a trap—or dealing with something far more sinister.
But the simple act of freeing the ghosts sets the past on a collision course with the present.
Katy has always known the past can haunt. Usually, that’s something she can fix with freshly brewed coffee and some Tupperware.
This time, old enemies lurk in the shadows, pulling strings and weaving inescapable webs.
When she falls in, survival may be impossible. But to escape, Katy must navigate threads from the past, deal with capricious spirits, dubious allies, and ruthless adversaries.
And if she fails?
No one she loves will have a future.
Coffee & Ghosts is a cozy paranormal mystery/romance serial told over multiple episodes. This series bundle contains all three novella-length episodes of Season Four:
- Episode 1: The Ghosts You Left Behind
- Episode 2: Misty Sandborne and the Vampire Husband
- Episode 3: The Necromancer’s Nephew
What now? Well, now I have a Little Free Library and Halloween table to decorate. And maybe a nap to take.
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October 24, 2021 · 11:03 am
Almost more there for the release of The Ghosts You Left Behind: Coffee and Ghosts 4:
- Print versions all set up.
- Newsletters sent out.
- Sale on the Seasons 1 – 3 book bundle on Smashwords (for those who need to catch up). 50% off!
This slow and steady approach seems to be working. Pre-orders are trickling in nicely. (Yes, I know. No one’s more surprised than I am.) This is definitely the way to release a book–low key and low stress.
October 17, 2021 · 12:21 pm
So, do you know what I have this week?
I mean, other than a pre-order?
Print books (in process) and pumpkins!
And I’m exhausted. It’s not that hard to do, but it adds up when you’re creating paperback, large print, and hardcover editions.
So, I will keep this short and take the rest of the day off while the title winds its way through all the various vendors and systems.
October 10, 2021 · 8:26 am
You know what I have this week?
That’s right. I have a pre-order.
People, people. It. Is. Done.
Well, almost. I’m currently getting all the print versions. That will take a few more days. But really?
I went with a release date of October 31st. Halloween fits both the story and the entire series. I had hopes of releasing the book last year, also on Halloween. But we all know what happened last year.
So, like a lot of couples, Katy and Malcolm had to postpone their wedding. But now?
And you can find The Ghosts You Left Behind at your favorite e-book retailer.
October 3, 2021 · 12:38 pm
Okay, at this point, I should call these check-ins: Whenever I want writing check-in.
But! I’ve been working on the edits for Coffee and Ghosts, Season Four.
It’s. Almost. Done.
The last episode is with my proofreader (and she does a tremendous job), and I have the Vellum file set up, so all I need to do is drop that last episode in, and then I can generate all the files for publishing.
Before I sent the manuscript for proofing, I tried something new with my listening edit this time around. I made a free account on Amazon Web Services and used Amazon Polly to create audio files.
Then I played the files on my phone and did a “story and sound” edit. I’ve done these in the past, but I’ve been tied to my desktop PC. This way, I was able to move around and pause the audio when I heard something hinky.
Curious about doing that yourself? Joanna Penn has everything you need to know. Check out this post on The Creative Penn.