Getting ready for visitors

Everyone in Orchard View is excited about welcoming readers. They're sprucing up paint, pruning trees, and sweeping away cobwebs, gearing up for the Summer of 2016. That's when the first book in the Maggie McDonald Silicon Valley Mystery Series, Address to Die For, will be available in paperback and on all digital media. 

Why does it take so long? The first two books are "finished", but they still need the editorial polish that traditional publishers apply to maintain their reputations as purveyors of super reading experiences. 

Those who specialize in cover art are finding just the right look to help readers fall in love at first sight. 

Other experts with mysterious book crafting skills are working behind the scenes to be sure Address to Die For and dozens of other books will be ready for the publisher's catalog. It's an exciting time for an author and for all the characters in Orchard View. 

—Mary Feliz