Monday, March 23, 2009

New Cover for When Hearts Conjoin

This is a copy of the new cover for my book. Every day this past week has provided a new and exciting step along the way to making the publication of my first book a reality. I got tears in my eyes when I actually saw the PDF file showing the layout and read the dedication I wrote myself to my family. Come on! I shouldn't cry when I wrote it, should I?

Anyway, I spent an hour proofreading the PDF yesterday (it amazes me how many mistakes appeared between the final draft I sent in and the one they sent back from the designer. Do they just go through and toss in spelling errors, take out italics, and change punctuation marks for the fun of it?)

The official release date is still May 1st, but pre-orders are going great on the website. If you want a copy autographed by Erin or the girls, you can get those there. If you want me to autograph your copy, we'll have to work something out between us.

Thanks for all the support everyone has been through this crazy process!


Heather B. Moore said...

Love this!

Annette Lyon said...

Congratulations, Lu Ann! Seeing the galley proof is what always makes it real to me.

Janette Rallison said...

I just read your interview on Writing on the wall. Wow! This sounds like a must read book!

David G. Woolley said...

I read about your part in this book somewhere, I'm not sure if it was in Mormon Times or in the Deseret News and found your blog here to offer a word of congratulations.

This is wonderful news. I'm super happy for you. I hope it sells a gazillion copies. And I hope it touches even more lives.

Well done.

Lu Ann Brobst Staheli said...

Thanks! I picked up the actual copies today and it's surreal to actually hold the finished product in my hands. But, obviously very cool!