Not a one book wonder anymore

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Not a one book wonder anymore

Postby PaulaO » 05 Sep 2012, 10:10

Regal Crest Enterprises, LLC has bought my SF book, To Sleep.

To Sleep is told through the journal of Karen Miller, a nurse and student from Philadelphia. The journal begins the night three alien ships appear above Earth. When Karen awakens, she is told Earth was destroyed by a space phenomenon called the Rift and she is to be the leader of a small group of women tasked with assisting their alien rescuers in awakening the four billion or so surviving humans who are in cryogenic suspension.

Each time Karen goes to sleep, she doesn't know exactly what it will be like when she awakens. The line between what is real and what is not real becomes so blurred that Karen and the other women can only trust each other. When reality is finally defined, the six of them learn truths that will forever change not just themselves, but every genetic homosexual on Earth.



:yahoo: :yahoo: :-o :yahoo: :yahoo:
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Re: Not a one book wonder anymore

Postby Proofrdr » 05 Sep 2012, 10:26

Looking forward to having it in my hands, Paula!
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Re: Not a one book wonder anymore

Postby PaulaO » 05 Sep 2012, 10:37

Me, too!

I just re-read the synopsis. That's a loooooong sentence. But I got a year and two months to fix it, right?
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Re: Not a one book wonder anymore

Postby ElaineB » 05 Sep 2012, 12:26

Wicked :cool: !!!

Congratulations! :high5:
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Re: Not a one book wonder anymore

Postby Sacchi » 05 Sep 2012, 12:35

A very intriguing premise, Paula. Sounds terrific.
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Re: Not a one book wonder anymore

Postby Athena » 07 Sep 2012, 18:23

Congrats! :cheer:
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Re: Not a one book wonder anymore

Postby PaulaO » 08 Sep 2012, 10:56

Thanks! It was a fun book to write but easy to edit.

Hats off to ElaineB who was the beta reader. She pointed out some errors (its vs it's) and some missing pieces.
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Re: Not a one book wonder anymore

Postby GuitarGirl » 30 Sep 2012, 03:57

Fantastic news, Paula! Did our publisher hound you to put out another one? rofl
I loved your "Butch Girls" novel. Can't wait to read this new one! Congrats! :-)
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Re: Not a one book wonder anymore

Postby PaulaO » 30 Sep 2012, 05:53

As soon as I get the sequel done, I'm going to do another of the Butch Girl books. I have three started but never finished.

And thank you! I'm glad you liked the first one.
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Re: Not a one book wonder anymore

Postby PaulaO » 21 Mar 2013, 15:22

I sent the touched up manuscript to the editor the other day. So we should start soon. Yay!

The schedule is to have it done and to typesetting sometime in June. From what I've heard, they have a tentative cover but I've not seen it yet. Kinda scared of the idea.
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