Magic in the Headlines Release Day!

That’s right, AJ’s story is now out in the world. Currently only ebooks are available–I’m having some issues with Amazon at the moment regarding the cover for the paperback cover. They are coming, it just might be a little while before they become available. Because we will be moving at the end of July, I probably won’t order the proof/author copies until August, just because it’s one less thing to move.

As a special promotion, if you order the ebook through my Gumroad shop, it’s currently listed with Pay What You Can pricing–which means you could pay the sticker price of $2.99, or you could download it for free–it’s your choice. It will go back to $2.99 across the board at the end of May. Downloads are available through Amazon and Gumroad, as well as through the shop tab at the top of the page.

I am completely in love with the cover. Ash did a great job designing a 1920s newspaper, and there are so many Easter eggs hidden in the text, if you know where to look. The typewriter ribbon tin is one from my own collection that was scanned and altered in Photoshop, and my name was typed out on my 1945 Royal KMM. The back cover has even more hidden details.

We wanted the cover to look like one AJ’s papers, left out on her desk or a side table, like she just stepped away for a moment and will return soon to finish reading it.

Aurora Jane “AJ” Marshall has wanted to be a reporter from the day she first sat on her father’s lap reading the headlines. The 1920s are supposed to be all about freedom, and women are flaunting their independence as voting flappers who drive cars and smoke cigarettes. Well, AJ can’t smoke because of her asthma, and her best friend Oliver keeps telling her not to drive because of her bad vision. But what does he know? He’s a ghost!

When an airship crashes just outside of Chicago, AJ knows her chance for a big byline is at hand. Could it be pirates? Mobsters? Or is it the mysterious Ghost Ship, linked to missing people and ghosts all over the city? There’s only one way to find out. AJ Marshall is on the case.

She just has to convince her old classmate and rival, Jasper, to give up his claim to the story. But Jasper has a lead of his own, and it might be more beneficial if they help each other…or will it?

This is the first book in a series. The next book will be releases in 2023.

I am taking the summer off from publishing due to burnout. I am still planning to release my October 2021 book (more info on that in July), but I don’t yet know if I’ll be releasing a spring 2022 book. I’m still looking at how I can change my business plan and give myself more flexibility. Right now, my publishing schedule is so tight I can’t try new things, and that is one of the reasons I’m feeling burned out.

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