Thursday, August 16, 2012


This week I received the Advance Reading Copies (ARCs) for the fourth book in my Paul Jacobson Geezer-lit Mystery series, Cruising in Your Eighties Is Murder. The book takes place on an Alaskan cruise, and Paul gets into all kinds of trouble. My publisher sends ARCs to major reviewers, and I have additional copies to send to local reviewers and other contacts. It’s always exciting to have a book in hand, although I’ll be going through one more editing pass. It never ceases to amaze me—after all the times it has been edited including my dozen edit passes, my wife (who is an excellent reader), the development editor and copy editor at my publisher—there are still corrections to be made. So my wife and I are reading it again and I’ll be sending my final set of edits back to the publisher. The book will be published December 19, 2012. Then I can await an email from a reader who will say, “Did you notice the error on page . . .”

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