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THE COLOR OF BETRAYAL:
Book 2 in the Psychic Colors series is coming out October 31, 2022!
For my second book, I wanted to start moving the series into more paranormal territories. The series is linked by Chicago and psychic supernatural stuff, but the protagonists and circumstances will be different for each book. Betrayal is about spies and how far someone might go for atonement.
Kiera and Dean from The Color of Trauma have secondary roles in this one, and they were very fun to revisit. Kiera is one of my favorite people in the world, even if she is fictional.
This book will also be available in hardcover, paperback, and ebook.
THE COLOR OF TRAUMA
Status: The Color of Trauma is released and available for purchase in both print (hardcover and paperback) and ebook.
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 has finally come to fruition.
The relief and exhilaration are wonderful. Of course, now I have to market it . . .
Son of a bitch.
THE COLOR OF SHAME – 2023