Up Pops the Devil

The publication date for my next book, Up Pops the Devil, has been moved from September to August to accommodate a special August promo activity.  I’m pretty excited about the new pub date and the promo opportunity.  I certainly appreciate my editors’ efforts to get the book off to strong start.

To that end, I’ve been told that bound galleys (advanced reading copies) will be ready by the end of the month.  In the meantime, I’ll be getting page proofs on Monday that I have to review for errors.  It’s also time for me to write the Dedication and Acknowledgements pages.

I’m anxious about the release, of course.  It’s my baby and I’m throwing it out into the world.  My prayer is that it lands in the hands of those who need to read it and will be encouraged by it.  I always like for people to see themselves or people they love on the pages of my stories and become a fully engaged participant in the action.  I want the read to be enjoyable, but I don’t want it to be forgettable. 

Get ready, y’all.  My baby is coming!

10 thoughts on “Up Pops the Devil

  1. I can’t wait to welcome your “new baby” into the world. I’ve enjoyed your other books and I am sure I will enjoy this one as well. May God continue to bless all he has your hands to do.

  2. Hey Angela,

    Looking forward to reading your next book! Thanks for keeping us in the know. Are you going to have a book release party?

    Veronica

  3. Whew! Finally! 🙂 I haven’t been able to find a really good fiction book lately. I’ve been pretty disappointed by the last few and never even finished them. But I know you won’t let me down! Can’t wait, can’t wait!!!

  4. Congratulations, Angela! on your new book. Can’t wait to read it. I know I’ve been incomunicado lately (lo-o-ong story) but I wanted to let you know I’m happy for you.

  5. thanks, ladies, for the warm words. I’m pretty excited myself. I’m thinking of having another contest where giveaway a couple of copies of the galleys in exchange for advanced reviews. I’ll keep you all posted.

  6. Hi Angela,

    I’m looking forward to reading your new book. I have a question: I have an old copy of The Black Writers Primer and I’m wondering, do you still do those? Anyway, congrats. Peace.

    Roz

  7. Roz, I don’t have any updates to the writing book I keep saying I’m going to do one but I never get around to it.

  8. Hey Angela,
    I’m Terrance Green. I met you at your first book signing(Bands of Gold), at the mall in Decatur,GA. (I was the gray-haired fellow.
    I like the title of the new book; it leaves the imagination with great possibilities.
    I live in Houston, TX., since Hurricane Katrina, and I wrote a book, too, called “Fishin’ in the River of Thought,” poetic short stories.
    Congratulations on your continuous success!
    Sincerely,
    Terrance

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