Monday, June 29, 2009

Summer Writing Update

This weekend I was working on my official author website. Which is kinda weird. I don't feel like an official author. :) I've had in my mind the themes I want to convey through the design, and it's starting to take shape (think mountains and books).

With only six more months to go before my first novel Thicker than Blood releases from Tyndale House, I'm keeping busy. The manuscript is currently in typesetting and then will be proofread. Several wonderful authors have agreed to read advance copies of the book for possible endorsement, so I might have some of those to share in the future.

And here's a tidbit for you. A very well known Christian music artist has agreed to read the novel for possible endorsement, too. I can't share who yet, but you'll be some of the first to know if she (okay, that's your hint!) is able to provide a blurb.

One more thing. I have an exciting feature I'm planning for my website that I'll talk more about in the future. For now, take a good look at the little stuffed ocelot up there at the beginning of this post. You'll be seeing more of him/her in the future. That's all I'm saying for now. :)

This summer I'm going to be putting the final touches on my second novel (working title Innocent Blood) and hopefully starting the rough draft of my third book. In the meant time, you can always find me conducting author interviews and writing book reviews over at Be looking for ones with Donita K. Paul, Randy Singer and Tom Davis soon.

Speaking of, I recently read Tom's novel called Scared. It might just change your view on Africa and the AIDs crisis. If you'd like to read my review, click here. I highly recommend this one.


Eileen Astels Watson said...

Congrats on the website work. I look forward to seeing it when it's done.

Rel said...

Sounds great, CJ :) Can't wait to get my hands on your novel myself!


Donna L.H. Smith said...

CJ - I live a stone's throw away in Akron, PA. I congratulate you on winning the CWG Operation First Novel for this year! I just discovered you as I just finished up my Apprentice program. I didn't really have time to concentrate on more than the assignments until now. Donna Smith

Dayle James Arceneaux said...

I hope Rebecca endorses it for you. :) I'm a big fan of hers.