Monday, March 9, 2009

TIERRA RED was published this past week . . .

Although my novel has nothing to do with my beadwork, in a way it has become quite connected to it. When Robin Atkins started the Bead Journal Project in 2007, I had just completed the seventh and final (we thought) edit of Tierra Red and submitted it to the Tony Hillerman Competition. Learning the results of that competition would be six months away. And I needed something to keep my hands busy!

My first BJP piece was done for the book (June 2007 post). I used that wonderful Dover art clip of a beautiful Gibson Girl and had a whale of a time learning how to make a beaded page. Dover Publications was so very gracious in permitting me to use that same image in my book.

The BJP has also become an extended family for me. So many wonderful online friendships have come about because of this fabulous project. Even though I am so far behind in finishing this year's pieces, many have been started and will be showing up here soon.

In the meantime, for those of you who have expressed an interest in Tierra Red, you can click on the book cover to go to my author's blog or go directly to http://outskirtspress.com/TierraRed to check out it's availability -- it is even available in ebook format for those who enjoy that method of reading.

Incidentally, I will be posting character studies and historical points on my author's blog every week. And there will be a contest or two (or perhaps three or four) coming along in the next few weeks and months. Can't have all work and no play, right?

This is going to be one heck of a busy time . . . .

13 comments:

Bejeweled said...

Oh, happy day! Publishing time!!

Congrats!!!!!

Yes, please keep us posted when your book hits Amazon and B&N. I know one person who will be very excited about ordering it and having it sent to her home :)

Congrats again!!!!

KV said...

Thank you so much, Heather! Tierra Red is already available through both Amazon and B&N -- simply click on the book cover or go directly to http://outskirtspress.com/TierraRed
I am thrilled that you want to read it!!!


Kathy V in NM

beadbabe49 said...

What a wonderful week for you kathy...congratulations!

girl_gone_thread_wild said...

OH THIS IS SO WONDERFUL!

I'm so very happy for you, and proud TOO!

Will check this out...

(screaming, I know someone famous!!!)

xo, me :)

Sandy said...

Congratulations on being published. I'll watch for it. Thanks for visiting my blog.

Sabine said...

Congratulations, Kathy!!! What an achievement! My best wishes for a huge success. Obviously, it takes so much more time and effort to write and make a book than it takes to read it. But in the end, if it is good, it will not only be granted a place on the shelf, but more important, a place in the memory and soul of the reader.

I will have a look whether your book is also available from amazon.de, because that would save me the cost of postage from the US. And for sure I will follow your great online-extras.

Last not least, thank you for taking the time to visit my blog and commenting so kindly.

Sabine

KV said...

Many thanks to all of you for your good wishes and encouragement!

Sabine -- let me know if the book isn't available on amazon.de.


Kathy V in NM

Pursuing Art... said...

Dear Kathy,

Congratulations!!! This is so exciting and such wonderful news! You and your family must be SO PROUD...what an achievement!!! The story sounds wonderful, the cover is beautiful and I'm heading to Amazon right now...I can hardly wait to read it!

Thank you for taking the time to visit and leaving your sweet comments! We've all missed you and I can't wait to see some of your journal pages that you have been working on. I know they will be as outstanding as ever!

Have a wonderful weekend...~Lisa ;-)

Hélène H said...

Wow, congratulations, this is great !

I m very happy for you - will check the other blog...

purplepaint said...

Kathy - congratulations on your book being published!!! Also thank you so much for your comments on my BJP - the 20 minute rule would definitely help my hands. I need to get a kitchen time and do that, otherwise my thumb and several fingers go numb. Wouldn't it be nice if we could just sit and bead for hours without having to worry about it? Oh well - thank you so much for tip - I really appreciate it. Marva

Lisa said...

Kathy,
Thank you so much for my OWOH copy of your book! I can't wait to read it and will gladly post comments on Amazon and Barnes and Noble. Congrats again...you must be so pleased to finally have it out in the market!

girl_gone_thread_wild said...

Kathy, I just couldn't go one more second without stopping in to say THANK YOU for the kind words expressed recently on my blog .. going back to school has been a big decision.. one I've been talking about for a couple years.. FINALLY I'm doing it. The support of you & others has touched my heart. I appreciate YOU much more than I say .. Have an amazing day!

xo, monica :)

david santos said...

Happy Easter!!!