Taking a break from all that's writing, and promoting, and marketing, and cover designing, and socializing...to take my daughter and a couple of her girlfriends to NYC for the weekend! Super excited, and I hope the weather holds out. Will try to take some pictures to share
So, I have a publisher currently checking out my latest WIP, Kiss Me Dead. I'm excited about this novel, which is a slight department from my Last Moon Rising series. Still YA, it's more of a paranormal romance than straight out fantasy.
The funny thing is, I've had 3 publishers request full MS of this one, and ultimately all 3 rejected it. With what I was suspecting might be a rejection trend, I decided it was time to re-evaluate the MS as a whole. I had recently changed the ending to make it very dark (so dark that I killed of a main character!). Maybe not to cool with a paranormal romance, eh?
So, I could either tout is a a dark fantasy, or change the ending. For now, I changed the ending, thinking that maybe some audiences aren't ready to get real dark these days.
We'll see what happens! If it gets picked up, I know I made the right choice.
As part of my involvement in Indie Authors for Hurricane Sandy, I’ve been shipping free books to libraries in need. Check out the story in today’s Hartford Courant. http://www.courant.com/community/cheshire/hcrs-73959hc-middletownshoreline-20130419,0,4717423.story
Local Author Helps Restock Libraries Damaged by Hurricane Sandy
New Hartford, April 18, 2013 – Local author Dale Ibitz’s books are on their way to New York City as part of the effort to restock libraries destroyed by Hurricane Sandy. Fire in the Blood and Strong Blood, the 1st and 2nd books in the Last Moon Rising series, has been shipped after being vetted by Indie Authors for Hurricane Sandy Libraries, a group established in November 2012 by author K. S. Brooks. There are over seventy authors from all over the world participating in the group and over 200 books have already been received by libraries in need in the tri-state area of Connecticut, New Jersey and New York.
“This is a great opportunity to connect libraries in need to authors willing to donate books. We work closely with the library systems to make certain they receive the genres they need,” says group founder K. S. Brooks. “We’re happy to have Dale Ibitz as part of our effort. Her generosity, which includes absorbing all related costs, is much appreciated.”
More information about Indie Authors for Hurricane Sandy is available here: http://www.ksbrooks.com/AuthorsforHurricaneSandyLibraries.htm, and more information about Dale Ibitz is available at http://authordaleibitz.weebly.com.
Media Contact: Karen Gonzalez Pierce Public Relations