Born in a Treacherous Time / Crossroads

How I’m Doing on Born in a Treacherous Time VI

prehistoric fictionI’m getting close to launching my latest WIP, Born in a Treacherous Time:

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.

More on Born in a Treacherous Time

How I’m Doing on Born in a Treacherous Time V

How I’m Doing on Born in a Treacherous Time IV

How I’m Doing on Born in a Treacherous Time III

How I’m Doing on Born in a Treacherous Time II

How I’m Doing on Born in a Treacherous Time I

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.

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  5. Hi Jacqui – interesting to see how you plan things out … and to read about Kirkus … got me looking – hope that one comes up trumps… all the best – cheers Hilary

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  6. Jacqui, I don’t think you’ve forgotten anything?! I’ve only heard of Kirkus but not even sure what they are … must check out for next time. Also great you’re doing banner etc for launch … very organised. I’m very excited for you, Jacqui and it must be exciting to read your 280 pages of the next one!

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  7. This is exciting, and I’m glad you popped for a Kirkus review. That was one of my best decisions for my first middle grade novel. Are you putting it up on Ingram? And if this is Junish, let’s talk about what I can do. Glad you help.

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    • I have gotten a Kirkus Review for each of my books in the past because I like their summatory comments. Did you experience something else from that, maybe I’m missing?

      And I would love the help! I’ll be having a blog hop. Since this book is historic fiction rather than thriller, I think it will need a bit of an extra push!


  8. It’s getting closer! Tick tock, tock tock. It’s nice to plan ahead and try to get some industry reviews. I’ve submitted to some for my upcoming release. Foreword Reviews accepted it and will publish the review next month. Still waiting to hear back from some of the others. You’re far enough out from publication that you might want to look into Foreword Reviews. They need a 3-4 month lead time. There’s no charge for their reviews though there is a charge for Clarion Reviews, a subset of Foreword Reviews. Good luck with everything!

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    • I have done some radio with results that weren’t worth the effort. I’ll take the blame for that. Something about me as a guest isn’t inspiring I suppose so I’ll have to try other avenues.


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