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My current projects: THE COLOR OF TRAUMA

Status: The Color of Trauma is uploaded and ready to go! The ebook is available for pre-order on both Amazon and Kobo. Both print and ebooks will launch on October 31, 2021.

I started this book as a camp NaNoWriMo (National Novel Writing Month) in 2017. It wasn’t my only project, and I didn’t work on it constantly, but it’s still been a long journey. It won the 2019 Soon to be Famous Illinois Author Manuscript Project, a contest judged by librarians. After that, I revised it. Twice. Then the revised version won the 2020 Soon to be Famous Illinois Author Project (a contest for self-published works) also judged by librarians. By the time I won, I was already revising again, this time with a professional editor.

Since then, it’s been through two editing passes, a line edit, copy edit, interior design, cover design, and proofreading. Whew! Bringing a book to market is a LOT of work, but it’s so gratifying to know that this project that has taken up so much of my time is finally coming to fruition.

The relief and exhilaration are wonderful. Of course, now I have to market it . . .

Son of a bitch.

Soon to be Famous Illinois Author Project link