January 2015–The Jaguar Key

Jaguar Key Kindle CoverIt feels wonderful to finally have a paperback version of my first novel The Jaguar Key. It has taken far longer than expected and many more iterations that planned, but the result is worth the wait. The matte finish on the cover has a pleasing touch, the cover art is gorgeous, and the story, well, I really like it. I hope you do too.

The Jaguar Key is also available in eBook format on Kindle. At the end of January, when my exclusivity deal through Kindle Direct expires, I’ll release the eBook on platforms other than Amazon to make it more widely available. I thought the ability to download free copies through Amazon Prime would help readers, but I received many comments from people who are not Amazon customers–proof that not everyone reads the same.

Artist Kathy Park agreed to let me use her Blue Jaguar painting as the cover art. I couldn’t be more thrilled. Is it possible to be in love with a painting? The beautiful watercolor wraps all the way around the cover.

The book won first place in the Royal Palm Literary Awards before it was published. Just knowing that other writing professionals approved of my work was a huge confidence boost. It also gave me a bit of swag for the cover–great for a writer just starting out. There’s more about The Jaguar Key, here.

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