My third book, Liars’ Games, a mainstream/suspense novel (and first in a new series called Project Chameleon), was published last week. It’s an exciting time. I’ve been thinking about the work that went into creating the book. I owe thanks to the many people who helped me and/or provided encouragement throughout the writing and publishing of the book. First is editor/publisher Robert Peett, who brainstormed with me while I was working on the story/plot. He gave me lots of good advice. He also provided some of the early editing.
My husband Will helped with much of the later editing and provided the book formatting. My son and my stepmother were beta-readers of the next-to-last-draft of the book and gave me some good suggestions. Many authors on the HarperCollins website for authors, Authonomy, also gave me valuable critiques of the first draft of the book, which was known then as Chameleon. Graphic Artist Ken Dawson of Creative Covers designed the book cover and formatted it for publication. Numerous other friends and family provided encouragement.
I want to thank all of them for their help. I also want to thank everyone who read my first two books In the Shadows and Where Secrets Reside, both are which are part of my mystery series, The Outsiders. Knowing that people are reading and enjoying the first book helped keep me motivated to get the second book out there.