Ready to Publish?

The life of a mystery writer is full of twists and turns. Some good. Some not. But here’s a twist that lands in the good category. I’ve signed a two-book publishing contract with Imajin Books for DESCENT and BURNT.

When I began writing my novels, I loved reading blogs about the writing process, about how to write, about how to publish, and about anything else to do with writing. And I still do. Now it’s time to return the favour. Over the next few months (or years), I’ll blog about the publishing experience. I’ll do my best to share what I learn. To give you an idea of what’s coming, here are my first baby steps in working with a publisher.

Step one: Re-launch my website and give it a cleaner look. This is a work in progress, and the updates will keep coming as I go through the publishing process.

Step two: Decide if working titles for DESCENT and BURNT are the final titles.

Step three: It’s a mystery.

Stay tuned . . .

And as usual, thanks for reading.


13 thoughts on “Ready to Publish?

    1. Keep working and you’ll get there. I wrote four novels before getting to this stage. I read somewhere that persistence is one of the most important traits of a writer . . . Good luck with your writing and thanks for commenting.

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  1. Dear Kristina,
    Thanks for sharing all of your editing ideas before submitting a manuscript. They are very helpful. Good luck in revamping your website and your submission process. You are an inspiration.

    Never Give Up


  2. Congrats Kristina on your two-book deal! I’ve also been posting My Publishing Journey on my website/blog, I signed with Barking Rain Press for my debut mystery, The Hanged Man’s Noose. It comes out this July! But the journey was far from smooth, and I too wanted to share it with others in the hope it would help others.


  3. When your books are printed, do they use gray type? Usually it’s black, because it is easier to read, because there is more contrast. Same applies to your web site.


  4. This is such exciting news, Kristina! Huge congratulations! You’ve worked so hard for this, and it’s so wonderful to see that it has finally paid off for you. 🙂
    I look forward to reading about your progress.


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