Good Housekeeping, Novel Style

While in my creative stupor (see yesterday’s post), I’ve been doing a lot of little–and not-so-little–novelista-type things and learning new vocabulary words.

For example, who knew that ABM didn’t stand for “anti-ballistic missile?” Nope, that would be “advance bound manuscript.” (In the old days in the magazine biz we used to call them bluelines. Now they’re laser proofs.)

Did some promo/cover blurb copy. And the most brilliant editor ever made it better.

Did a quick author bio.

Newest challenge: A name for the series. Now, I should have already come up with that, shouldn’t I? What kind of series names do you like?  Character-driven, like “A Sookie Stackhouse Novel” or “The Dresden Files” or “A Mercy Thompson Novel?” Or topical, such as “A Novel of the Hollows” or “A Novel of the Nightside?” Decisions, decisions.

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About Suzanne Johnson

Author of urban fantasy, paranormal romance, and suspense. As Suzanne Johnson, she is the author of the Sentinels of New Orleans urban fantasy series (Royal Street; River Road: Elysian Fields, Pirate’s Alley, Belle Chasse, Frenchmen Street (March 2018). Writing as Susannah Sandlin, she is the author of the Penton Legacy series (Redemption; Absolution; Omega; Storm Force; Allegiance; ILLUMINATION); The Collectors series (Lovely, Dark, and Deep; Deadly, Calm, and Cold); and the Wilds of the Bayou series (Wild Man’s Curse; Black Diamond).

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