Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Wicked Good - News Flash!

Wicked Good is already the second most popular book ever published by Trestle Press. And we've only been available on Amazon for 5 days. Thanks everyone. Please tell your friends about Wicked Good.

Go to and search Wicked Good Lewis.

It's available for the Kindle for $2.99.

Soon, it will be available on other e-readers.

In June, it will be available as printed book.

Monday, March 28, 2011

Wicked Good - link to Amazon

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Saturday, March 26, 2011

Wicked Good - on Amazon

Wicked Good is officially published. It is on Amazon and available as an e-book for the Kindle. The Nook next. As a printed novel in June. The World - soon! To see Wicked Good on Amazon, please go to and search Wicked Good Lewis. We're off and running!!!

Saturday, March 19, 2011

Wicked Good - Cover Art Part 3 - the saga for the perfect cover continues...

     We heard from our publisher this morning. They like the photo we've chosen to be on the cover of Wicked Good but are having a hard time blending the brown grass with the green of the trees. They're working on it. We'll post the cover as soon as we get it. Enjoy the moon tonight. Jo

Thursday, March 17, 2011

Wicked Good - Cover Art Part 2

Here is another prospective cover using the willow tree as a theme:

We still didn't like it. We realized that while in Wicked Good the willow represents being strong - bending but not breaking - as an image it is kind of creepy. Amy said: "why don't we put a boy on the cover? I look at every book with a boy on the cover." Since Amy represents the demographic that would most likely read Wicked Good, I agreed. I then went searching on the Internet for a photo of a mother and a boy that I could show our publisher as an example of what we thought would make a good cover image. After a few hours of trying to find just the right image and being concerned with copyright issues, I realized that my own photo library was extensive and I wouldn't sue myself if I used one of my own photos. And then, the lightbulb went off. I immediately knew the perfect photo. I just had to get Amy to agree. I am pleased to say that she did.

We are still waiting to see what our publisher will do with the cover but here is the photo that we would like to see used in the design:

We hope you like this idea. Stay turned for the next post: Wicked Good - Cover Art Part 3.


Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Wicked Good - Cover Art

    Here are the first two proposals for the cover of Wicked Good. None of us care for it but it's a start. It makes me think of a ghost story. Back to the drawing board!

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Wicked Good - Kill Your Darlings

     Not much to report yet on the publishing of Wicked Good. It is in the editing stage. It will be interesting to see what changes Trestle Press think are necessary. I've been writing since I was about 10 years old (it all began with a book on the weather that I covered in wallpaper which was placed in my elementary school library) and one of the most popular writing rule has always been:

    Kill Your Darlings.

    William Faulkner said that. There has been a lot written about what he meant. What I get out of it is: if you want to be published, you have to be willing to cut the bad and the good. Okay, I can groove with that. The other day, I wrote a chapter for Wicked Wise, the second book in the Wicked series, where Archer leaves her office and goes for a drive after she becomes upset by a fellow attorney. (Been there!). Archer meets Christopher and...I don't want to give too much away. Amy read the chapter and thought Wicked Wise should go in a different direction. I complained and said but the chapter was really good. And I think it was. But ultimately, Amy was right. (Please don't tell her I said that.) Anyway, I am saving the chapter on my computer to see if I can use all or part of it in another place in Wicked Wise. So, my darling is on life support but it may breathe on its own again!

    As for Trestle Press editing Wicked Good, I'm looking forward to reviewing their proposed changes; and learning. And while Amy and I might have to kill a few of our darlings, we might be able to resurrect them in a future Wicked novel.


Friday, March 11, 2011

Wicked Good - is being published

Dear Reader,
     Last night, we committed to Trestle Press as the publisher of Wicked Good. They are a small press with 12 authors so far. Wicked Good will be published in e-format and will be available on Amazon, B&N, etc. and for the Kindle, Nook, and so forth. Also, Wicked Good will be available in print-on-demand format through Amazon and other websites. We are very very excited. Book stores will be able to order WG if they want however we think our best chance of making an impact with WG is through the Internet. We've already seen this through our blog where we've had readers from all over the world. Trestle Press found us through our blog. Trestle Press has a wonderful marketing scheme so we are hopeful Wicked Good will get out there even more. They are also interested in the second book of the series which we are working on. The title is Wicked Wise. 
      We will be using this blog to share our publishing journey with you. We will be taking down the chapters but not the other posts. The chapters will be deleted by the end of the day today.  The Daily Puppy, of course, will remain.
    That's the update. Stay tuned and thanks for your support. 
-Amy and Jo

Willows bend but do not break