Saturday, January 1, 2011

Hello, Goodbye, Hello!

2010 was a banner year for me -- it was the year I received word from Poisoned Pen Press that they were interested in publishing my mystery novel (!!!). It had a really goofy title that my editor instantly rejected because it had the word "blood" in it. "You can't use that word anymore without people thinking it's a vampire novel," she said. She suggested the current title --  The Dangerous Edge of Things -- a quotation from a poem by Robert Browning:
Our interest's on the dangerous edge of things.
The honest thief, the tender murderer,
The superstitious atheist.
In 2011, my goals are to finish up as-yet-unnamed Book #2 in the series that Book #1 began, and to stretch a little out of my comfort zone as I prepare for all the book signings and other author events that have me quaking in my boots. And to be grateful. Can't forget that one. Always and ever grateful for all my wonderful friends and fellow writers. Awesome to the awesomest degree, every single one.


  1. Tina,
    Signing with Poisoned Pen Press is a wonderful accomplishment. Good luck with your series. I need to pick up the first book, but can I wait for a second one? :)

  2. It's been great getting to know you this year. I am looking forward to reading your book and meeting you next month! How cool is that?!

    Best wishes for a wonderful 2011! Happy New Year!

  3. Tina, I LOVE the new title!! That's fabulous. Congrats on Book #1. Here's to hoping Book #2 is finished in 2011!

  4. I had no idea you couldn't have 'blood' in a title, but it makes sense with all the vampire books doing so well at the moment. You have a fantastic new title though. I'll look forward to reading the book!

    All the best for 2011!

  5. Congratulations on your book. I wish you the best of success with it. I love mysteries so I will have to check it out.