Lucy and her band of early humans struggle to survive in a world where nature rules, predators stalk them, and the next species of man threatens to destroy Lucy and everything she understands.
If you read To Hunt a Sub and loved the cameos of Lucy, the ancient female, Born in a Treacherous Time reveals her life, why she appeared to Kali as sad, and how she set off on what would be man’s African exodus. Also: Learn how to knap tools, steal carcasses from Scimitar-tooth cats, and live next to a constantly-erupting volcano.
With a planned publication date of June, here’s how I’m doing.
- My cover folks have come up with a spectacular cover. I had to find a new designer–the folks I used for my earlier books didn’t work on historic fiction but referred me to a group call Damonza. I think that worked out just fine!
- I’m having banners, logos, and that sort of marketing created, to be used as needed.
- I’m getting a review from Kirkus that will inspire readers to purchase. If it doesn’t inspire, I’ll probably ignore it!
- I’ll have a blog hop to officially release the book to the world in Jun-ish. Want to help? I’d be happy to trade honest reviews when you promote your book.
- I started the sequel–Book II in the Man vs. Nature series–ten years ago and have pretty much forgotten what I wrote so I’m re-reading the 280 pages I completed. I’ll be working on this while I wrap up Born in a Treacherous Time. I’ve tentatively named it Crossroads because it represents a meeting of our ancestors from the far corners of the globe.
If you have any steps that help you get your book out, please share in the comments. I just know I’m missing something.
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Jacqui Murray is the author of the popular Building a Midshipman, the story of her daughter’s journey from high school to United States Naval Academy, the Rowe-Delamagente thrillers, and the upcoming Born in a Treacherous Time. She is also the author/editor of over a hundred books on integrating tech into education, adjunct professor of technology in education, webmaster for four blogs, an Amazon Vine Voice book reviewer, a columnist for TeachHUB, monthly contributor to Today’s Author and a freelance journalist on tech ed topics. You can find her books at her publisher’s website, Structured Learning.