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Author Topic: Sneak peek at my new book  (Read 2208 times)

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Kathy Wendorff

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Re: Sneak peek at my new book
« Reply #15 on: July 19, 2007, 07:17:45 AM »

It looks great, Lee, and definitely someyjing I need on my bookshelf.

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Re: Sneak peek at my new book
« Reply #16 on: July 19, 2007, 07:59:37 AM »

I can't think of a better place for it to be.   ;)
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Re: Sneak peek at my new book
« Reply #17 on: July 24, 2007, 02:20:01 PM »

Okay, I had no clue that a scene of the crime and a crime scene could be two different things. (Can you tell that I've never watched CSI?) I don't write much about police work, but your book sounds like something I should have as a reference.

I like the cover, too!

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Re: Sneak peek at my new book
« Reply #18 on: July 25, 2007, 10:04:32 AM »

Don't feel bad, I can't watch CSI at all because of some of the absurd things they do. Believe me, I've tried to watch and can't. I'm sure they're great entertainment in a fictional/semi-true sort of way, but that's TV. It's not meant to be reality. If it was no one would watch.

The closest I get is to help out a bit with the police/forensic details in the CSI:NY novels.

Lot's of people seem to really like the cover of the book. I wish I could take credit for it, but I can't. Writers Digest Books has some great artists/cover designers over there and I was lucky enough enough to have worked with this particular person. She also did all the sidebars and illustrations in the book as well as placing and touching up all the photos. She and my editor also selected which photos they wanted to use from the stack of nearly 1,000 I, and others, took. Poor thing had to work from some of my crude sketches, too. I think she did a great job.

I was amazed at the wonderful teamwork and the number of people it took to get this book into print. I thought I had it rough researching and writing it. Shoot, the process had only just begun when I submitted the manuscript.

I was also lucky enough to make a few trips to the publisher's office to meet the "team." It was quite fascinating to say the least. The first visit was a whirlwind tour of meeting editors, proofreaders, artisits, marketing people, Writers Digest Magazine editors, PR people, representatives for B&N and Borders, etc. I remember thinking, "Wow, all these people are working on something I wrote. Cool!"

If you ever get the opportunity to see an operation such as the one over at F&W Publications (parent company of Writers Digest Books) do yourself a favor and go.
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