Authors celebrate the date of their book launch as the book’s birthday. And, never one to pass up a good birthday party, I’m excited to announce that Phoenix will be born on November 19 (cue the streamers and balloons. And funny hats).
First off, I love that Phoenix is a Scorpio, some of my best friends were born under this sign so it’s in very good company. According to Astrology.com, the Key Life Phrase of a Scorpio is “I Will,” which speaks to the determination of Amanda and Alex, two of the main characters in Phoenix. On the Zodiac Totem for Scorpio is – coincidentally – a phoenix. And, Mondays is one of the lucky days (Yay, November 19 is a Monday!).
Astrology.com also says that Scorpios are demanding of themselves and others – yeah, that sums up Amanda and Alex. And, when they give their heart to someone they are very loyal – that’s Shiloh to a tee.
Scorpios are extremely determined. So much so that people think they are obsessive or single-minded … OK, that’s all three main characters.
Astrology aside, it is very exciting to be so close to achieving something I’ve dreamed of my entire life. Not only is November 19 the culmination of nearly eight years of working on Phoenix, but it’s also the realization that a little girl’s dreams can turn into a woman’s reality.
I’m excited to share the cover design with you all. I really love it – the illustration with the glow of orange and burnt edges – it’s exactly what was in my head. And, sign up with my most excellent publisher, GoodMedia Press, to be one of the first kids in the block with a copy (well, you and my Mom). Or, check it out on Amazon.com or Barnes & Noble bright and early on November 19.
As I’ve said before, the publication of Phoenix is simply the next leg of the journey. One in which the characters move out of my head and out in the world. I’m a little nervous about letting them go – like a parent dropping their kid off to college. I realize it’s a cruel world, but I hope I did my best to give Amanda, Shiloh and Alex everything they need to succeed.