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June 7, 2022 is a big deal for See Jane Run! for a very good reason.

The publisher, Midwestern Books, just announced that my first book in the West River Mystery Series will be released on that day. Wahoo!

Here’s some publishing trivia to celebrate the announcement:

  • Publishers always release books on Tuesdays. I don’t know why. If you do, leave the answer in the comment section below.
  • Midwestern Books is a brand new publishing company, and See Jane Run! is its inaugural release.
  • Asking other authors to write endorsements (those blurbs about a book’s amazingness printed on pages inside the front cover and also on the back cover) is my least favorite writerly job. Probably because it involves a certain amount of rejection. Maybe that’s why, when I receive an endorsement request, I almost always say yes.

With the release date set, the production schedule is moving into high gear. In the next month or two, the publisher will make the book available for pre-order on Amazon. There are pre-order bonuses to create, a book launch team to assemble, and a launch party to plan. Plus completing and approving the galley proofs after they’re received, as well as finishing the concept editor’s revisions on See Jane Sing! and finishing the first draft of See Jane Dance!

Those of you who consider me to be a trouble maker can rest easy this winter and spring. I’ll be too busy to get into or make trouble.

Thankfully, the same can’t be said of Jane, the protagonist of the West River Mystery Series. Even though her job keeps her busy, she gets into trouble. A lot of trouble. Since it’s the lifeblood of a good cozy mystery, I’m okay with her getting mired in it. In fact, I intend to lead her into more trouble on an almost daily basis until June 7, 2022 arrives.