Where does time go? by Mae Clair

Spiraling image of a clock face with big bold numbers reducing in size Wow, where does time go? I’ve been off the radar for a while, but have had a lot going on behind the scenes. I thought I’d share a project update with you, just so you know I didn’t get snatched away by the Mothman. :D

Here goes…

I was able to meet my March 31 deadline and send A COLD TOMORROW, the second book of my Point Pleasant series, to my editor—on March 31. Talk about down to the wire! A huge shout-out to my critique partner for working so tirelessly the last week of March and quickly turning chapters around so I could meet that deadline. You rock, lady!

The beginning of April, I participated in an author event at my area library. Forty-one local authors were represented. I only sold four books but I got to network with so many authors, both new and aspiring. I also did a fifteen minute presentation on the importance of social media branding for authors. That was fun and my small audience asked good questions.

Table display for author book signing by Mae Clair

Rave Reviews Book Club picked MYTH AND MAGIC as an April book of the month selection, and Twitter has been exploding with Tweets. I intend to blog on the whole experience in the near future, but in the interim, I have to say I’m overwhelmed by the attention this novel has received from RRBC.

On the writing front my publisher sent me the blurb for A COLD TOMORROW and I LOVE it! No cover yet, but I’ll probably be sharing the blurb in the near future. I also finally decided on a title for the third and final book. Thanks to everyone who responded when I did a post asking for title help some time ago. I’ll toss the title out there when I share the blurb for book two. I like it! 🙂

I’ve already received the first round of edits for A COLD TOMORROW and need to get them back to my editor by next Wednesday. I foresee a lack of sleep in the near future, LOL.

I’ve also been invited to participate in an anthology of short stories that will be offered for free on Amazon in hopes of exposing the work of the contributing authors to a wider audience. That deadline is April 30 and the theme is western. I’m polishing up something old I wrote years ago and reworking it as a quasi-mystery. I’m about halfway through on that one.

I also finished eight posts for a blog tour on A THOUSAND YESTERYEARS I have kicking off May 2. I still owe blog posts to a number of friends who said they would be happy to promote the book on their blogs. Any shout-outs on Facebook, Twitter and Google+ would be greatly appreciated come release day, April 26.

novel by Mae Clair shows young attractive couple kissing and ocean settingFinally, my publisher has reduced the price on TWELFTH SUN, a romantic mystery set at a lavish seaside estate. I’m not sure how long the reduced price will hold, but for now you can grab a copy for $1.99.

Reviewers have compared the book to Clue (the board game) and an Agatha Christie ensemble. The plot involves a younger man, older woman and an eclectic assortment of characters all engaged in a treasure hunt for a marine artifact. There are clues to solve along the way and a mysterious host orchestrating the whole thing. I’ll close by sharing the cover, blurb and purchase links. This is a fun, breezy read perfect for warm weather. I hope you enjoy!

TWELFTH SUN BLURB:

Reagan Cassidy is settled in her life. She has a thriving interior design firm, an upscale condo, two cats, and a goldfish. As a favor to her uncle, she agrees to team up with his marine archeologist friend to validate and retrieve a nineteenth-century journal, reputedly that of a passenger aboard the doomed schooner Twelfth Sun. Finding a hunky twenty-five-year-old coming out of the shower in her hotel room wasn’t part of the deal, but it’s hard to complain…

Dr. Elijah Cross is cocky and he knows it. He enjoys trading barbs with the lovely Reagan. Barbs, and some innuendo. He can tell she’d rather get back home to her business than stick around for the extended treasure hunt they’ve been talked into, but he’s fine with the situation. At least, until the “clues” start getting personal.

Reagan finds Dr. Gorgeous is as skilled in matters of the heart as he is behind the lectern. Throw in a series of clues which mean more to Elijah than he’ll explain, several odd-ball competitors out to win the journal, a saboteur, and a lavish seaside mansion, and Reagan has enough trouble keeping her head straight, let alone her heart.

WARNING: Younger man, older woman, nautical riddles and romance.

TWELFTH SUN IS AVAILABLE FOR PURCHASE FROM:
Amazon
Barnes and Noble
Kobo
iTunes
Google

25 thoughts on “Where does time go? by Mae Clair

  1. Welcome back!
    Mothman has no reason to harm you. On the contrary.

    Yes, you’ve been busy, but let’s admit, in a pleasant way. When you do what gives you pleasure, you feel your life isn’t wasted.And it’s great that you were able to meet the deadlines with your publisher.

    Twelfth Sun a captivating story, indeed. So nice it found appreciation from other readers, too.

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    • Thanks, Carmen. It’s all been good stuff. I just wish I had more hours in the day so it doesn’t always feel like I’m treading water. But I guess every author feels that way now and then. I think once I get through the first week of May I will have more breathing room.

      And thanks for the kind words on Twelfth Sun. That one was a lot of fun to write, especially coming up with the clues for the treasure hunt!

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  2. I hear you. Time isn’t just flying. It’s, well, whatever warp speed does. Anyway, congratulations on all your accomplishments! You have been busy, but you’ve got so much to show for it.

    I just downloaded Twelfth Sun. Looking forward to it. It should keep me occupied until A Thousand Yesteryears comes out.

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    • Thanks for the congrats and the download, Staci 🙂

      I hope you enjoy TWELFTH SUN. I had so much fun coming up with the “clues” for that novel and Elijah was a joy to write. BTW, it’s in the RRBC catalog, so it will also count toward your reviews. Thanks again! 🙂

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    • Hi, John. So lovely to see you here ! Thanks for the congrats and the library event was fun. It was my first book signing but I hope there will be more in my future. It was a great experience!

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    • Emma, hearing that made my day. I’ve invested so much research in the legend of Mothman and am constantly looking for more. To think this whole book series started from s Mythical Monday blog post still amazes me 🙂

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  3. Woo-hoo! Not for being quiet, but for getting the next project turned in! Still working on Eclipse Lake; now my time will be sparse since I’m going to be hitting the WIP hard over then next couple months. I’d tell you why, but I don’t want to jinx myself 😉 Congrats on all the good stuff in your path, Mae!! Can’t wait to dig into A Thousand Yesteryears.

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    • Sounds like you are going to be keeping your muse busy, Julie. I can’t wait to hear the results of that project. Sounds like it must be something special.

      Thanks for the congrats and for cheering me on. It’s been crazy, but fun too, LOL!

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  4. I’ve been absent lately, too, so I know how that is. I’ve been busy AND sick. I’m trying to catch up with blog posts I’ve missed.

    I’m SO excited about A Thousand Yesteryears coming out. I pre-ordered it a long time ago. I can’t believe it’s almost here!

    Keep those books coming!

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    • Hi Lauralynn! It’s great to have you pop in again. I know you really got hit hard been being sick and all your editing work (and writing!). It’s nice to see you coming up for air 😀

      And thanks for pre-ordering A Thousand Yesteryears. Just a few more days and it finally releases. It seems like I’ve been talking about it forever–then again it might just be all those years of research, LOL!

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    • Hi, Mary *waving madly* You’re so sweet. 🙂
      Whenever you’re ready to dive back in, I’m ready to be your cheering squad. I know you’ve been crazy busy with so much going on. I miss Marcus and all of your characters. Shout whenever you’re ready! 🙂

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