Tuesday, January 3, 2012 | By: Angela Brown

Do You Know the Way to Publishness?

That's a road I'm learning about everyday myself.  There have been some who've had fairy tale moments, seemingly overnight successes.  For the rest of us--me included--the road is paved with obstacles.  I'll discuss more on the morrow when I post for Alex Cavanaugh's Insecure Writers' Group since it is the first Wednesday of the month.

For now, you can follow along my journey to publishness on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays.  Of course, if I'm participating in a blogfest, campaign or launch party, you can bet your biscuits and gravy I'll post on other days.

Today, I'd like to make everyone aware, if you haven't already pre-ordered your copy, of a book coming out today by a debut author, Under the Never Sky by Veronica Rossi.  Check out her launch day post here.
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Amazon book description:  Since she’d been on the outside, she’d survived an Aether storm, she’d had a knife held to her throat, and she’d seen men murdered. This was worse.
Exiled from her home, the enclosed city of Reverie, Aria knows her chances of surviving in the outer wasteland—known as The Death Shop—are slim. If the cannibals don’t get her, the violent, electrified energy storms will. She’s been taught that the very air she breathes can kill her. Then Aria meets an Outsider named Perry. He’s wild—a savage—and her only hope of staying alive.
A hunter for his tribe in a merciless landscape, Perry views Aria as sheltered and fragile—everything he would expect from a Dweller. But he needs Aria’s help too; she alone holds the key to his redemption. Opposites in nearly every way, Aria and Perry must accept each other to survive. Their unlikely alliance forges a bond that will determine the fate of all who live under the never sky.
In her enthralling debut, Veronica Rossi sends readers on an unforgettable adventure set in a world brimming with harshness and beauty.

Is there another debut author coming out that we should be aware of?  Please share in the comments below.

34 comments:

Heather said...

The only book that will be out soon that I CANNOT wait for is Michael Offutt's Slipstream!

Angela Cothran said...

That book looks awesome. Thanks for the tip.

David P. King said...

Both the title and cover intrigues me. I love it when a title hooks you. If you find the best turnoffs down the road to Publishness, be a pal and let me know. :)

Happy New Year!

Roland D. Yeomans said...

Thanks for following my blog, Angela. Veronica Rossi is lucky to have you have her back. My own LAST EXIT TO BABYLON came out January 1st. All royalties go to the Salvation Army. You get adventure, romance, plus help the hungry. How cool is that, right? Only happy surprises this new year for us both! Roland

Angela Brown said...

Heather - Cool! Thanks so much for visiting and sharign the title. I have to be on the look out for it.

Angela - You are very welcome and thanks, as always, for stopping by.

David - Uh...if I find the exit to the corner of Published and Success, I will DEFINITELY let you know :-)

Roland - That is the most wonderful thing!!! You're book is going to help others, so many others. I hope this book sees much success.

Cate Masters said...

Perseverance will get you there, my friend. :)
Great blurb and cover.

Angela Brown said...

Thanks, Cate. I am building up the perseverance tanks. This is definitely going to be a journey, and not a short drive :-)

Nadja Notariani said...

Last Exit To Babylon...hmmm...that sounds interesting, Roland...

Thanks for the welcome back, Angela! Right back at you! I, too, wanted to devote a little time to my boys. We are having the same fun...just with air-soft guns. It's like a regualr militia in the Notariani household! Ha! I do believe I've vacuumed up at least one-thousand air-soft pellets - uhhmm, you'll have that when boys get fully automatic weapons even when you forbid them from firing them in the house.

2012 is the year, Angela! Publishness for you. I'll be here to cheer you on all the way.

Clarissa Draper said...

You're awesome for promoting the books of debut authors. I'll check out your post tomorrow too.

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Trust me, there are obstacles for everyone!

Angela Brown said...

Nadja - I'm hoping to highlight Roland's novel next week. Crossing fingers to see how it works out.

I'm going to work hard and do my best...BUT, I'm going to keep my focus on being happy. If not, my writing will suffer from misdirection.

Clarissa - I love finding gems and sharing them with the world. I think supporting other authors is the best feeling ever, second only to actually getting published myself. You get to share in the excitement and joy. It's thrilling actually.

Alex - You are very right. And I'll chronicle mine as best as possible on this blog, hoping someone else can avoid my mistakes or benefit from something I stumble upon.

Shelley Munro said...

Nice tag line for Veronica's book!

Obstacles - everyone has them, but the way a person chooses to attack them might make it seem effortless and more like a blip than an entire mountain. :)

Elisabeth Hirsch said...

That looks amazing. I'm going to check it out! :0)

Angela Brown said...

Shelley - I can appreciate the lessons learnd on the harder road but that 'blip' version sounds less daunting than the mountain lol!!!

Elisabeth - Doesn't it? I've got to make sure I get my copy.

Jess said...

Oh! I'd heard of this and was wondering when it came out, so thanks! I love the title :)

Tanya Reimer said...

Wow! This book sounds incredible.

Susanna Leonard Hill said...

his book sounds REALLY good! Is it YA? Or regular old adult? Going to have to put it on my TBR list either way!

J.L. Campbell said...

Wishing you success on your journey. Happy New Year! Kudos on letting us know about Ms. Rossi's book.

Deana said...

That cover looks bad to the bone. I can't wait to read it!

Happy New Year Angela!

Misha Gericke said...

Ooh Under the Never Sky sounds wonderful. I'm definitely going to keep my eye out for it. :-)

CNHolmberg said...

Much luck on the journey!

Angela Orlowski-Peart said...

Great book recommendation, Angela :-)

I agree with Alex - everyone's path is paved with obstacles.
We just have to learn the best ways to jump over them.

Happy New Year!

Angela Brown said...

Jess - You are so welcome. I'm thinking of doing it as part of my2012 Debut YA/MG Author challenge.

Tanya - It does. I'm very excited for Veronica. I loved her "thank you" blog post as YA Muses.

Susanna - I'm not sure about Roland's book. Getting more information from him soon. Look for a post on it. Veronica's is a YA novel.

Deana - Happy New Year to you as well. I agree. That is a great cover.

Misha - I loved the premise from the first time I heard about it. Has a certain grit to it.

CN - Thank you. I can use all the luck I can get :-)

Angela OP - Happy New Year to you too. Yep, those darned obstacles.

Tara Tyler said...

thanks for the tip & looking forward to your post tomorrow =)

Barbara Ann Wright said...

First of all, I will never EVER bet my biscuits AND my gravy.

Never.

It took years for me to get a publishing contract. Lots o' pitfalls. I hope to share as much knowledge as I can with other writers about what happened to me along the way. ^_^

Angela Brown said...

Tara - Oh my Insecure posts...le sigh...opening that part of me... Hmmm...

Barbara - You are a riot. Okay, no holding the biscuits or gravy hostage lol!!!
It's this kind of reminder that keeps people remembering they are not alone as they struggle.

Cherie Colyer said...

Under the Never Sky sounds like a great book. Thanks for sharing.

I'm looking forward to following your journey. :)

Angela Brown said...

Thanks so much, Cherie. I'm not sure what exactly will happen each step of the way, but here we go :-)

ali cross said...

I'm excited to read Veronica's book!

And Angela? YOU'RE TOTALLY GONNA GET THERE. I believe it!

Sophia Chang said...

No! I must read the books I own first!!!!

Angela Brown said...

Ali - Awwww. Thank you so much. Sometimes it gets hard but I appreciate your belief and am doing better at believing it for myself as well.

Sophia - That's right. You have your Dusty Bookshelf Challenge. Keep at it :-)

Leslie Rose said...

LOVE the cover. The story sounds delish. Definitely going on my TBR list. Thanks.

Candy Fite said...

Angela, I too am stumbling my way down publishness lane. Fun, isn't it?? I join you on the journey. Best of luck to ya!

I absolutely love the cover of Under the Never Sky...how intriguing.

Angela Brown said...

Leslie - Doesn't that color just nab you? I love it too.

Candy - Alright partner. Let's continue to stumble down this road together :-)

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