The Year Ahead

Happy New Year, everyone!

2013 marks the year Dying Is My Business (formerly Not Dead Yet) comes out from St. Martin’s Press!

I’m very excited about this. Waiting until fall to see its release will be difficult, but well worth it. I’ve had books published before, but always by small and independent presses. This will be my first time publishing with one of the major houses. It’s a dream come true, and I couldn’t be more thrilled!

There weren’t a lot of edits to make in the manuscript, thankfully. That’s what you get for working on something for two full years to make sure it’s in the best shape it can be. (And even after all that, we still found some thoroughly embarrassing typos!) But what few edits there were are all done and handed in. Now I’m just waiting to see some cover proofs. My amazing agent, Richard Curtis, got St. Martin’s to grant me cover consultation in the contract. Of course, consultation isn’t the same thing as approval, but it’s nice to at least be a part of process so I can make sure the art doesn’t feature any Jim Hines poses.

Over the coming months, I’ll post updates on the novel’s progress through the production phase and, eventually, onto bookstore shelves. It should be interesting, funny, infuriating, exhausting, and rewarding — just like most things in life. So I hope you’ll come along with me. It’s been quite a long road getting here, and the road in front of me looks like it’s going to be one hell of a ride.

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