Because I got so far behind on this book (due to viruses—both me and my computer), we’re working on a really tight schedule.
- Today—Final typesetting done and e-mailing “bluelines” to authors. Authors, normally you’d have a couple of proofs and a few weeks to get back to me, but check your e-mail first thing in the morning and get back to me by Wednesday afternoon.
- Thursday A.M.—Send to press. Will be posted on Amazon.com soon thereafter. Print copies should be available for sale no later than Nov 20th. Maybe sooner. Watch for announcement here.
- Friday—Working on e-books. They should be available around Nov 18th.
Isn’t that a darling cover? Many, many thanks to Lori Nawyn. Everyone go visit her blog and tell her how awesome she is.
Thank you to everyone who submitted a story and to those who read them and commented and voted. I was really pleased with the variety and the selection this year.
As always, I will make comments on each of these stories during the week, giving you my opinion on what was done well and what needed a little more polish. If you’re not a winner and you’d like to take credit for your story, you may do so in the comments section.
Drum roll, please. . .
Readers Choice Published Author Category:
Stolen Christmas by Sarah M Eden
Publisher’s Choice Published Author Category:
Shepherds and Kings by Angie Lofthouse
Readers Choice Unpublished Author Category:
From Dad by LT Elliot
Publisher’s Choice Unpublished Author Category:
Christmas Joy Ride by Gussie Fick
Remember, these four winners are guaranteed a spot in the Christmas book. Others will be included, as well. I will notify all those whose stories will be included in the book via e-mail by the end of the month.