TRAVELER has gone through many revisions on its road to being a published novel. A lot of is was polished and re-arranged, and two subplots were cut completely. One of them I felt a little torn over, but the editors felt it was too much – considering the plot arc of that character.
So here’s what the original scene looked like, the first time Jessa stepped through an antique mirror and met Pirate Finn . . . Continue reading
Many thanks to Suze at WithLoveForBooks.com for her great and thorough review of TRAVELER! Here’s a bit of what Suze had to say:
“The possibilities are endless, but she keeps it easy to follow, which is something I loved. Traveler uses a well known concept of parallel universes, which I always find fascinating as the success of the stories usually depends on the fantasy and creativity of the author. It was fun to take a look into L.E. DeLano’s imaginary world. Traveler has an unexpected and open ending, which instantly made me want to read more. I really liked this compelling story.”
You can read the full review on their website, and be sure to check out all the other reviews while you’re there! Suze, Anniek and Tanya do a fabulous job and really, really love what they do.
Thanks again to With Love For Books!
So I just got another set of edits on my latest version of DREAMER, and as I’m scrolling through my editor’s notes, I started to get worried.
There weren’t many. I mean, nothing. A word here. A sentence there. Few, and far between.
This is when my stupid insecurities come into play. Continue reading
I’ve been meaning to share this for awhile because it’s just that terrific! Olivia M. is a fan and drew this for me:
There’s Jessa, stepping through the mirror to a glittery new reality. Thanks Olivia! So glad you enjoyed TRAVELER!!
. . . and something inside me starts to thaw. Something I’ve kept carefully hidden in the ice. This is madness.
I’ll be signing copies of Traveler at Barnes and Noble in Wyomissing/Reading, PA on Saturday, April 8th from 1-4pm.
Stop by and enter to win a prize pack filled with a signed copy of Traveler, a $25 Amazon gift card, and other goodies!
Hope to see you there!
One of the things you hear a lot as a writer is well-intentioned advice that’s mostly true. Don’t tell, show. Don’t make it easy for your protagonist. Don’t be predictable, don’t start slow, don’t dump too much backstory all at once.
Then there are the things that are generally good advice – except for when they’re not.
That’s my picture, right there on the sign. My book is on the shelves and I’m featured on a sign and holy tamales is it still so surreal to me.
I told a friend the other day that authors have their own little corner on immortality. Now and forever, I have a book in print. Whether it fails or flies or falls somewhere in between, it’s been published by a publisher, has a library of Congress number, and somewhere, someone read it and said, “Oh, I love this book.” Continue reading
Every moment she loved him was another moment she encouraged him to love her in return. Every moment he loved her was one less, then one less, then one less that he could.
I had a book signing at Barnes and Noble in Plymouth Meeting, PA on Saturday, and it was tremendous fun! I want to give a big shout-out to Heather (pictured with me there) for her bubbling enthusiasm and for making me feel like a rock star! Also to the barista that made me an incredible cup of chai. And of course, a round of thanks to all the readers who showed up to chat and to get their books signed.
This was my second author event, and let me tell you . . . it still feels surreal. But great!
This weekend, I’ll be at Barnes and Noble in Wyomissing, PA. Stop by and wish me Happy Birthday!