The first review for The Rift’s book cover! (Non-Fiction)

In between editing my upcoming novel, The Rift: A Bolingbrook Babbler Story, and learning about self-publishing, I submitted my eBook cover to Reedsy’s blog for a live cover critique. (Reedsy is basically a high-end site to hire contractors for publishing projects. You can hire people who used to work at the publishing houses, but you’ll pay for it.)

When I heard that over 600 people submitted their covers, I didn’t expect mine to be picked. So I was pleasantly surprised when they mentioned my book. The slide had the wrong author’s name, and I provided a short blurb. Other than that, I’m thrilled that the host and Caitlin B. Alexander, illustrator, liked it.

The Rift: A Bolingbrook Babbler Story, is coming soon. Cover designed by Astre Encre Covers.

Newsletter, free ebook, and novel update! (Non-fiction)

I’m in the final editing push to complete my novel, The Rift, and get it ready for publication. So no Babbler article this week, but I should have one next week.

In the meantime, I’ve set up an email list so I can send out book announcements, possible appearances, and general blog updates.  Sign up now, and you’ll get access to a free ebook, Pathways to Bolingbrook. It’s two short stories set in the Babbler Novel Universe, instead of the universe where the web articles are set.  Think of it as a taste of what to expect in the main novel.

The test readers enjoyed an earlier draft, and I’m making changes based on their feedback to improve it.  I’m still aiming to release The Rift before the middle of the year.  After so many years, it’s hard to believe I’m only a few months away from releasing it.

I will be distributing it on Amazon and other sites.  Still working out the details on that. Hopefully, I’ll have that sorted out in a month.

Until then, feel free to join the list, and enjoy the free ebook.