I realized that I made many of the rookie mistakes when I published my first book. As I have met Sheryl (and now Angie and Chas) I have kind of (emphasis on the kind of) learned how to do things, and guess what? I didn’t do many of them the first time around. I failed to gather a effective critique group, I didn’t have my book professionally edited, etc. I could go on, and maybe some of you would find it helpful, but that would be a post all by itself. If any of you out there want to ask me any questions, feel free to leave a comment or reach out to me. I’ll be more than happy to help you if I can.
Well, I hope I have corrected these issues. It seems as though I have been revising that first book forever now. I am proud to announce that I have completed the revisions. I have signed, stamped, and sealed it, and am moving on to the next project. So if you don’t mind, I’d like to share the revised Lionel and the Golden Rule with you all. Here’s the blurb:
Lionel is sick of his brother picking on him and of his mother yelling at him. One day, while cleaning the closet his mother has been after him about, he discovers not only boxes and old clothes, but a lucky charm with more magic than he bargained for. After an unusual encounter with his brother, Lionel knows things are about to change for the better.
Together, Lionel and his lucky charm are able to stand up to his big brother as well as make Carrie—the cutest girl in his class—notice him. While learning the quirks of his magical charm, Lionel ends up at a casino in Las Vegas, escapes an evil dog, becoming a hero to the other kids, and finds himself playing in the Great Series with his favorite professional baseball team. Will Lionel master the trickster, over-the-top magic, or will it mess things up beyond repair?
The new cover (thanks to my illustrator Pat Sauber and cover designer LLPix Photograpy).
Thanks everyone for stopping by and letting me talk about me for a bit. I hope you weren’t too terribly bored. If you want to read about Lionel, click here to go to Amazon where you can read the “look inside” feature, or you can read the beginning on Wattpad.
The trailer (again thanks to LLPix Photography):