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Shadow in the Sea

Readers will return to Windwaithe Island once again. When sixteen-year-old Sadelyn Hanson washes up on the shores of Windwaithe Island, her beauty and the strange marks on her wrist make superstitious locals suspect she is a mermaid. Feigning amnesia, Sade hides a far worse secret: she was sailing to her own murder trial when she was thrown overboard by the real killer, the cunning and cruel Captain Westwood.

Sade's quiet effort to rebuild her life on the island is threatened when she meets an actual young merman. Unable to speak his language, Sade still longs for the warm companionship he offers, despite the locals' dire legends about merfolk and their dark magic. But her confused feelings for the impossible boy become the least of her problems when Captain Westwood's ship docks at Windwaithe. With nowhere to escape, Sade must trust in the one person who doesn't fear the merfolk. A woman who had dealings with them herself—years ago

Saturday, August 1, 2009

And the Bad News Is . . .

I recieved an email from my editor today and she had some unhappy news for me. They are moving back the release date of my book from May 1, 2010 to July 1, 2010. The marketing department felt that would be a better time slot for sales. The Scholastic Book Fairs has decided to wait and start selling my book at the same time instead of ahead of time, so it will now be another year before my book comes out anywhere. It's enough to make a hard working author weep with discouragement. I sometimes think the book will never come out. I guess I should look at the bright side--I'll have more than enough time to finish the sequel between now and then. And maybe even the ghost story I've started working on as well. We'll see.



Pinky said...

2 words: HOW RUDE!

Karlene said...

I am so disappointed. I've had it on my calendar for a year. Honestly!

Juju from Tales of Whimsy said...

No worries! A mermaid tale will surely do better in the summer. Not to mention lots of young people are usually still in school in May. The summer is the best time for them to do lots of reading.

Sheila A. Nielson said...

Thanks Juju. I needed that little pep talk. Time to start thinking positive! :)

Nikki said...

I'm so sorry for how disappointing and hard this wait must be for you... but I am also so excited I can barely contain myself! Your book looks AMAZING! And I can't wait to have my very own copy when it's published. I have you on my google reader now, so I'm sure not to miss a thing.

I agree with Juju, that sales will do extremely well in Summer time. But I gotta tell you, I'm feeling pretty ancy about getting my hands on this book!

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