You won’t believe what happened to me just recently. People who know me personally will just nod and think – Yep that’s our Mimi! But I do try and keep these goofy traits hidden from my professional life. Really, I don’t want everyone to know how many lamp posts I’ve walked into. LOL
This, though, I have to share. I decided to hire a book tour group who were going to do a release for me on Special Agent Francesca. They asked for the cover of the new book for the cover reveal bloggers they’d lined up, which I proudly sent. Then I brushed my hands and decided that I was a genius to have chosen to have someone else do this work. As usual, I have a gazillion things on the go, besides desperately trying to finish another book for the Vicarage Bench Series called Together Always. My editor’s expecting it very soon and I still have my final read-through and more revisions to do. So, I was glad that I had others dealing with the reveal and the release day.
Then I get a frantic e-mail from the tour lady. “Mimi, there’s no author name on your book cover!”
Come on…!! This can’t be happening to me. Desperate, I get in touch with the artist and explain that when we made changes in the font color, gee…we forgot one tiny detail. Now this guy is a pro and has always been super-fast and easy to deal with, so I knew he’d get me a new cover ASAP. Except, he didn’t! I kept e-mailing and no reaction. Ok-ay, now this was getting kinda weird. Finally he got through to me on Facebook and said that he’d sent me multi e-mails and I obviously wasn’t getting them.
Go figure, the one day I wanted things to work and my doggone angels needed some attitude adjustments. Needless to say, we did get the cover straightened out. When I realised the date this had all happened on – April 1st – we had the perfect out. April fool’s day. Am I lucky or not???
Back Page Blurb:
An introvert, Special Agent Francesca moves to Las Vegas to escape her powerful, domineering mother. On arrival, multiple obstacles challenge her. She needs to approach a father she’s never met, a man who doesn’t even know she exists. Then she must play the role of a loving fiancée with a stranger. One who makes her question every unexpected emotion he provokes. Craving the chance for real undercover work, she grabs the opportunity to be involved in cleaning up gang corruption in a nasty neighborhood. When she poses as the new owner of a hotel, the deadly-dangerous situation ramps up and she’s forced to fight her way from one conflict to the next.
Sean Collins, Psychiatrist and LVPD Profiler, has never known anyone like Francesca Donovan. From first sight, he believes her to be a screwball but her beauty and maddening personality attracts him. Despite her prickly disposition, which gets them into a load of trouble, her rotten driving skills and her constant battles, he’s hooked. Once he’s roped into a mock engagement with her, his desire to make it real takes precedence over everything else in his world.