Friday, October 16, 2009

The prodigal author returns! Random ramblings

Yes, I know at least 3 or 4 of you missed me, LOL. It has been interesting around here. I deleted the past few posts about the Fire and Ice blog since we decided that, while a good idea, we were all too busy to really keep up with yet another group blog.

So here are a few updates:

1) The book!! The book, the book, the book! ATLANTIS REDEEMED is finally finished and my editor love, love, loves it!! Said it's her fave in the series yet, which is saying a lot! I'm so thrilled and can't wait for you all to read it. It will be out in March, 2010, and the lovely cover is newly posted on my website home page HERE.

2) The email address and reader mail. As many of you know, my computer blew up when I was on deadline. I had to finish the book on my son's computer. I took it to the super computer place to switch out the corrupted hard drive for the new one, and retrieve my data, but almost all of my AOL mail did not make the transfer. I am DEVASTATED that, among much else, I lost ALL of my saved reader mail. I am truly heartbroken that I've lost so many, many emails from everyone with your kind words about my books. Also, if you've written to me in the past month or so, I've lost that, too, which means I never wrote back to you. I apologize so much for that, but I have no way to retrieve those emails, so please write to me again if you still need (or want!) an answer.

My new email address is No more stupid AOL for me.

3. The new book! I'm writing Christophe's book, ATLANTIS BETRAYED, right now, and it's so much fun!! It's a heist book, which is a little different for this series. I just left Christophe hanging off the front of Big Ben in London. Can't wait to start showing you excerpts!

4. The website. I'm going to change things up a little, so if you have things you'd really like to see on the new site, please write to me and let me know or post a comment here at the blog.

5. The urban fantasy. Yes, it's still coming!! My publisher is focusing on the Atlantis books, but the first UF will be along soon, I promise. It's REALLY EXCITING and I'm having a blast writing it! Can't wait to share excerpts with you for this, too.

6. The thanks! Thanks, as always, for reading my books, sharing them with friends, and for being part of the reading community. Readers rock!



Twimom227 said...

Sounds like your luck is changing and all good things from here! I love the new cover. I'm still catching up in the series, Justice is next for me.

Although I enjoyed the Fire and Ice Blog, it has been hard for me to keep up with reading so many blogs. Glad to see you back here. Oh, and I'm going to resend my questions to you. (a lost AOL email!). Thanks!!

Alyssa Day said...

Thank you so much!! I feel the same way about blogs; too many to read, let alone write! Off to soccer game now, at least our weather finally broke. It's actually cool enough for a sweatshirt! Yay!

Jill said...

Yay ! You're back !
I wondered about the extra blog. Was it more of a time sink than any of you planned ?
The new cover is great ! It has an underwater feel to it and Brennan appears to be looking longingly at something. Or someone.

Diane said...

So glad you're finally back. I'm sure everything will go much better from now on; great news about the cover, it looks good, and the new book, looking forward to both of them.

Mary said...

Hi Alyssa! I loved the Fire and Ice blog but as others ahve said, it's hard to keep up on just one thing let alone more than that so while I loved the blog, I totally understand how hard it must have been to keep up with.

Sometimes I forget to post on my own let alone posting on so many of the great author blogs I love visiting. :) But it's sooo addicting, I just can't stop myself from reading them all. lol

I can't wait for the next book. Just can't wait! Gosh, I just love those atlantians!

Alyssa Day said...

Jill, Diane, Mary, thanks so much! Yes, too many commitments, too much time sink is not good when I have books to write and kids to chauffeur around. LOL.