Friday, January 11, 2013

Only One Week To Go...Countdown To Blast Off!



We are almost there...



One week from today The Kabrini Message will finally be a published novel.  Written in 1987, it sat in storage for 25 years and was "on the road to publication" for a year and a half (it was a long road!)...but we are almost there - only 7 more days!

I just thought I'd update everyone today as to the latest publication info., so here goes:

The final edits were completed on Wednesday 1/9 and the final galley proof will be submitted from the publisher today or Monday for one last run through.

The cover art is due today!  This will be posted on Facebook as soon as it's received and then on the blog at the next available posting.  If received today or over the weekend it will be on Monday's blog post, but again, it will be on the Facebook page immediately!

The video trailer will be updated to include the cover art and the release date (neither of which we had when the video was first produced).

The press release is complete and a media list is being compiled now by Pamela Dollak, our fabulous P.R. consultant and it will go out to the media on either January 18th or possibly the 19th, depending on how late in the day the book is released on the 18th.

Which brings me to the next point:  As far as I am aware, there is no way to know exactly what time the publisher, Etopia Press, will release the book on the 18th.  Looking at past releases, it seems to usually be about 8:30 AM, but sometimes as late as around noon.  After that, there is no way to know exactly what time Amazon.com and Barnesandnobel.com will each post their "buy  links", which is when the book officially becomes available for  purchase - but it will be sometime on the day of release.  If, prior to publication, I do get any information on a time, I will post it on Facebook, but I may just have to keep checking that day.

Lastly, the back cover "blurb" was finalized yesterday.  Here it is:


An alien race. A shocking message…

During an archaeological dig in Greece, Jeffrey Driscoll stumbles upon a miraculous find: ancient crystals with celestial coordinates that will connect humankind with the Kabrini, a highly advanced alien civilization. His discovery leads him on a quest from the jungles of Africa to the Islands of Greece, from the streets of London to the tombs of Egypt, from Washington D.C. to Los Angeles, Jamaica, and Vienna, and finally to the deepest depths of space and Earth’s first global space effort, the Legacy mission.

When Driscoll Mining and the U.S. Army complete deep space construction of the Kabrini communications network, the Legacy mission is deemed a success. But a dangerous terrorist group hungers for revenge, and Driscoll will stop at nothing to save the project. As his obsession with the Legacy mission spirals out of control, he risks losing everything—his company, his grasp on reality, and the one thing he’s ever truly loved: his wife. And when humankind finally makes contact, they quickly discover the Kabrini Message isn’t exactly what they want to hear.


That's about it for now.  Can't wait to see and share the cover art!

Have a great weekend everyone!  We are so close...let the countdown begin!!!