From Imagination To Publication

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Writing World: Hello February

Hello February! I’ve been waiting for you…

My debut novel, Oppression, comes out this month! I can’t believe I can finally say that. It felt like February would never come. These next 27 days are going to be excruciatingly long…in a good way. It sort of feels like the first day of December when I start counting down to Christmas (I’m a sucker for Christmas).
Though release day is still 27 days away, ARCs (Advanced Reader Copies) of Oppression have been distributed. Yes. People are reading it RIGHT NOW. It’s a crazy feeling. I really love the idea of ARCs. It’s fun to let people in on the book before it hits the market. I feel like I’m sharing a really good secret. Thanks to all of you ARC readers out there. I appreciate it and hope you are enjoying Oppression!
To celebrate the first day of release month I wanted to reveal the back cover of Oppression. Some of you may have already seen it, but for those who haven’t…here it is! I absolutely love it.

Click the photo for a bigger image.

Also, as a reminder, if you want to sign up for the Virtual Launch Party for Oppression or the Blog Tour, there is still time! Click here to sign up for the launch party or here for the blog tour. Thanks!

What are you looking forward to this month?


  1. Congratulations! That's amazing! I love the back cover, and can't wait till it comes out! I HAVE to read it now :)

  2. Still such a beautiful cover, every time I see it.

  3. so, so awesome!!!!!! I can't wait to read it :)

  4. This is so exciting! I love the back cover too, you're lucky its so nice!

  5. Freaky feeling to know people are reading your stuff RIGHT NOW, huh?! I'm not even 10% in yet and loving it already! (That's the truth. I'm not just saying that!)

  6. Looks great! We'll both be counting down the days.

  7. Congrats! This is very exciting. I scheduled a post on the 28th for the book. I hope everything goes well.

  8. Woohoo! Can hardly wait!

    I don't care that I got an ARC... I'm going to buy Oppression when it comes out in bookstores! XD

  9. Hey Jessica,

    Had a feeling you'd be happy to see the month change over:)

    Good luck with all the last-minute prep and I'm really looking forward to reading Opression :)

  10. Hello Jessica!

    I wandered over thanks to the IWSG over at Alex's blog.

    Congrats on the book publication! It sounds intriguing :D Enjoy everything that goes along with the book release.

    Happy Thursday,

  11. Hi, Jessica. That does look cool! Hang in there as you anticipate your big release. The book sounds interesting. I promise to keep an eye on it. Here's hoping that this release will be the first of many. Cheers!