The big day has arrived. The first two Nicole Tang Noonan mysteries are available on Amazon. The books I've been writing about in posts on formatting and related issues---Dark Mural and Dark Exhibit---have begun trickling out to people who want to read them.
You can use the Books menu above to get to a quick summary of each.
Publishing two books at the same time seems like a crazy idea, as I said before, but the way it happened was perfectly logical. When I finished my second draft of Dark Mural, I started swapping manuscripts with fellow writers. This not only got me their impressions of the work, but kept me from re-reading it for a couple of months.
While that went on, I wrote Dark Exhibit. By the time it was finished, I was ready to look back at Dark Mural and incorporate all the valuable insights I had gained from others.
While re-writing Dark Mural, I swapped Dark Exhibit with other writers, again to get their impressions. By the time I was ready to rewrite it, I could see I had only a few months to hold Dark Mural so I could publish them simultaneously.
Of course it helped that the articles I read on marketing all said it is easier to sell two books than one. So, why be in a hurry?
They also say it's even easier to sell three. Dark Picasso is scheduled for January, 2019.