|The New Look|
One of the bigger time consumers has been a design overhaul. The original novel had a different title, design theme and artwork. The art department came up with a new idea just one week ago, and much time was spent bringing this idea to life. I received fantastic help from my talented daughter Kathryn during this redesign.
Once the print book design was done, I then had to prepare the book for Kindle, which has been an adventure since the method is new to me. I'm getting better at it, and it should take less time the next time around. As a bit of a perfectionist, I can now say I'm well acquainted with saving, converting, saving, uploading, rendering, saving, converting, checking, saving, searching the web for help, waiting, drinking coffee...
Jury Rig is a comedic novel, somewhere in the neighborhood of a mystery/courtroom drama/action thriller: think Agatha Christie meets Donald Westlake. That's not boasting, as if I've cleverly created a highly complex story that fits all of those genres. Rather, it is an attempt to describe the odd story line that eventually develops in the book. Hopefully, readers will find it entertaining, with plenty of chances to laugh and even a few chances to stop and think about a thing or two.
The Kindle edition will be available this Friday (the 27th), and the print edition is scheduled to be available on Feb. 1st. I hope everyone who is kind enough to take the time to read it will be thoroughly satisfied. You can visit Rocket Fire Books to learn more about it.