Yep, it’s an advance reader copy of my book, DOUBLE BLACK: A SKI DIVA MYSTERY, coming out January 5 from Minotaur Books, an imprint of St. Martin’s Press.
What’s an advance reader copy? It’s a copy of the book that’s sent to the sales force and reviewers, to promote the book before actual publication. Yes, there are typos. And yes, it’s in soft cover, even though the book will actually be coming out in hard back.
I’m pretty excited. This is my first novel, and seeing it in book form is pretty amazing to me. Even though I’ve been down this road before with my husband’s first book (FINN, Random House, 2007), it’s a little different when it happens to you.
Here’s a quick synopsis, straight from the book jacket:
In DOUBLE BLACK, Boston’s twenty-something Stacey Curtis ditches her cheating fiance and heads for a Vermont ski town. She’s looking for the life she’s always dreamed about, but she stumbles instead into financial intrigue, bitter family warfare, and murder. Populated with quirky characters, loaded with New England atmosphere, and starring a young woman with nerve, spunk, and a sense of humor about it all, DOUBLE BLACK is an exciting run down some treacherous mountain trails.
I had a lot of fun writing DOUBLE BLACK, and I think you’ll enjoy reading it, too. And in less than three months time, you can!!!! But who’s counting……
BTW, for more about the book, check out my web site at wendyclinch.com.