Saturday, October 20, 2012

Rosy's Playlist

Today is a huge day for me. I just finished writing Rosy. Of course, I've finished writing the novel several times--since I began it almost 15 years ago. But today I finished the version that I plan to send out to the world. Right now it's with my beta-readers. I'll make a few more changes and corrections based on their feedback, then get it to the formatter.

Each chapter is named for a song--mostly from the late 1970s, when the book is set. The Table of Contents is called Rosy's Playlist. At the beginning of each chapter, the heading will be linked to Amazon where you can buy the song as an MP3 download. I think that will be fun. 

But here, I've linked Rosy's Playlist to the artists on YouTube. Hope you enjoy...

Rosy's Playlist

Problems--Sex Pistols

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Need Your Opinion on My New Cover!

Ta Dah! Here's the latest version. The cover will be close to this one:

I'm just about ready to bring out my novel, Rosy -- or Rosy's Dream. I'd love to get your opinion on the title and the cover! I just got three fantastic options :from my cover artist Jeroen ten Berge  

And I can't decide! (Okay, maybe I have after your feedback--I'll probably go with the one above.)

Here's a description:

A dark coming-of-age novel set in New York City in the late 1970's. 

Small town girl, Sarah, dreams of stardom and romantic love, but her rose-colored glasses soon grow tarnished. Desperate to dig herself out of debt, she becomes a Go-Go dancer, Rosy Dreams.  

But the more money Sarah makes as Rosy, the faster she slides into a nightmarish ride through the city's underbelly--a world of sleazy clubs, sex, drugs, and violence. A world where no one can be trusted, especially the men who claim to adore you.

As Sarah slips deeper into the underworld, she questions, not only her dreams, but her own sanity. Ultimately, she must decide whether to live or die.

Here are the covers:

 Tell me your fave!

(Oh yeah, the photo is an old one of....)