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Dianne Salerni : Writer of Teen and Middle Grade Fiction | Lots of Good Stuff Happening!

Lots of Good Stuff Happening!

The Spirit Game

It’s a little more than a month until The Eighth Day releases, and lots of fun stuff is happening all at once! Reviews are coming in from professionals and advance readers, and I’m starting to schedule signing events. (Check the sidebar for places and dates! Most of them are local to me, but I’ve got one in Alexandria, Virginia. Any blogging buddies live out that way?)

Last Friday I got a sneak peek at what HarperCollins is brewing for the cover of The Inquisitor’s Mark. I can’t share it yet, but I can tell you I’m really impressed. It’s nothing like I had imagined for this book, but it’s thrilling and sinister and perfect.

This past weekend, I got word that The Spirit Game, the short film inspired by my book We Hear the Dead, is available to rent or own through Vimeo on Demand. You can find it HERE and watch it for $0.99 on your computer or other video-playing device.

Finally, I’m confident I’ll have my manuscript for Book 3 ready to turn in on time to my editor. I still have some issues to work out and revise in Draft 4, but I’m feeling SO MUCH BETTER about this book than I did back in January. And I know that when my editors gets their hands on it, they’ll help me take it to the next level.

17 Responses to Lots of Good Stuff Happening!

  1. Sounds like everything is falling into place my friend. I cannot wait to continue to follow your writing journey 🙂

  2. So glad for all your good news and that you figured out the last book in the series. And just finished your book last night. So loved it!

  3. Linda G. says:

    I love watching your success grow! 🙂

  4. Robin says:

    I am so happy for you. Isn’t it funny how something (anything) can not turn out as we imagined but still be PERFECT? I love when a bunch of creative types put their heads together. You just don’t know what you’ll get.

    So proud of you for getting your revisions done so quickly. I am still wading in the muck of mine. Can’t believe how bad that rough draft is…

  5. Angela Brown says:

    You’ve been very busy with writing and life. I’m glad things are going well and look forward to seeing what’s to come with The Inquisitor’s Mark. I already KNOW The Eighth Day is a big score 🙂

  6. Jemi Fraser says:

    So glad you’ve got #3 worked out! It must feel great! Can’t wait to see the cover 🙂

  7. J E Oneil says:

    I saw that an agent tweeted a pic of The 8th Day and I was like “EEEE! I know her!” And now someone made a short film of one of your books. Awesome.

    Good luck ironing out the last wrinkles.

  8. So exciting Dianne! I hope you do a signing in NYC : ) Can’t wait for the release. I have to check out this film…

  9. Ooh, can’t wait to see the next cover!!!

  10. Steven says:

    Great news, very excited for you!

  11. Julia Tomiak says:

    Congratulations! I hope one day you will reveal to the rest of us how you manage to get all this stuff done! I grew up in Alexandria- now live 5 hours away in the SW corner of the state. Maybe I could get to Alexandria May 17th…
    Will email you about setting up something for TED on my blog. So exciting!

  12. Lexa Cain says:

    That pic is creeeeepy!! (Luckily, I love creepy. Heh-heh.) It’s so great to hear all your good news. I’m so excited for your, and thank goodness you can stop stressing out about book 3 and getting it to the editors. You rock, Dianne!!! 🙂

    (Thanks for commenting on my blog. I think if you were itchy from the meds, you were probably having an allergic reaction. That’s not fun at all.)

  13. Lydia Kang says:

    So excited for your release! Congratulations in advance!

  14. Always nice to hear about good stuff happening. Looking forward to seeing that cover when you can reveal it.


  15. Tess Grant says:

    Can’t wait for The Eighth Day! Congrats.

  16. Hi Dianne .. sounds like you are busy – I’m so pleased everything is slotting into place and that The Eighth Day releases in a month or so … I’m looking forward to reading that.

    Then the Inquisitor’s Mark cover .. excellent news and again let us see it soon! While your WIP is slotting into place too ..

    All in all as you say a lot of good stuff happening .. enjoy it all and congratulations .. Hilary