Clif and I are coming down the homestretch with my YA fantasy novel, Maya and the Book of Everything. Fourteen days left until publication on Monday, November 28. Maya will be available either as a quality paperback or as an e-book on Amazon. (Soon after, the book will also be available through other outlets.)
Such a lot of hard work but very exciting, too. As I’ve written in previous posts, I am so thrilled by the cover, designed by James T. Egan of Bookfly Design. I’ve come to describe the color as “Maya blue,” no matter where I see it. Not surprisingly, blue is my favorite color. However, blue is not Maya’s favorite color—red is—and I mention this as an example of the differences between author and character.
But the mysterious Book of Everything, which is literally dropped into Maya’s messenger bag, is blue—beautiful blue, Earth blue, the color of our water planet.
35 thoughts on “Fourteen Days Until Maya and the Book of Everything Is Published!”
Yay yay yay!!!!!! 🙂
be still my heart!!!
Aw, thanks so much!
So so exciting – looking very forward to reading it!
So exciting – tick, tock! The countdown begins!
I know I cannot even begin to grasp the excitement and pride felt to have a work published. Hope it opens to rave reviews. 🙂
Wow – such an exciting time! Publish an Amazon link when you get one.
Love to read things by people I “know”. : )
Thanks, Jodie! Will do!
Looks beautiful! Good luck with it.
I’m SO pleased for you and can’t wait to get my signed copy. Please advise $$$ so I can send you a check and get it ASAP!! XOXOXO
Oh, thanks, Burni!
Hooray, hooray, and I love that cover — again!!
Laurie, pls. remind me: what age group id Maya targeting?
Thanks for asking, Cynthia! It’s a YA book for ages 10 to 18, but it’s also a crossover book that will appeal to adults, too.
Great. What inspired it?
It’s a funny story. Years back, when I was editing a literary journal my husband and I were publishing, I was searching The Chicago Manual of Style for an answer to a question—don’t even remember what it was. What I do remember is that I couldn’t find the answer, and I thought, “I wish I had a Book of Everything!” Then I started wondering what a Book of Everything would be like, and my novel flowed from there.
That’s an interesting story!
So happy for you, Laurie! Wishing you wild success!
Thanks, Mary Jane!
Hoping to hear you discuss your book at library events as well as having the opportunity to read it. I love hearing the background behind the book. It is such a wonderful family collaboration. Heartwarming.
Thanks so much, Jason!
A nice Thanksgiving gift for you! You must be so excited.
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