I had a wonderful Easter surprise yesterday, in addition to the Lindt Dark Chocolate and Coconut bar left on my laptop (thank you Easter bunny!)—an email from my editor with the final galley copy of HAUNTED SOULS attached! The galley copy of a manuscript is the last step in production at my publishing house. The pre-galley file comes from production back to the editor and author formatted for printing and e-files. No more writing edits are allowed at this point—only line corrections that may need adjustments due to the formatting process. Each correction goes back on a master list with the page and line number associated with the change. Once these small changes have been made, the galley comes back, ready to go, once the author signs off.
I’m a perfectionist, so I had gone through the pre-galley with a fine-toothed comb and retained the list of any issues I found. With that list, I was able to go through the galley quickly, en route to Easter brunch at my sister-in-law’s house, and double-check each correction to make sure nothing was missed. Happily, it was perfect, and I was able to sign off with a joyful electronic signature and celebrate this last step at our family get-together.
So, what’s next? With the galley finished and approved, the manuscript gets into the queue for a release date. Marketing estimates a June release date with pre-sale up on Amazon by mid-April! So excited for this ghost mystery/military romance to be available to readers! In the meantime, please enjoy the blurb below, check out the Pinterest storyboard, and give one of my other novels a try if you like spooky suspense mixed with steamy romance! Happy reading.
|Absolutely LOVE the cover!|