Wednesday, July 6, 2011

ROW 80: CANCELLED Back Copy revised

First step on the publishing trek for CANCELLED is getting my back copy to my cover artist. I've played with the language in a few versions and a nice comment from R. H. Watson made me realize the crux of the book: the emotionally complex situation. 

To robotics engineer Johnathan Michaels, a problem is opportunity for solution. His unrequited love of business partner Alexis Rodriguez? At the right moment, he will share his feelings. The company's first multi-million dollar defense contract botched by his best friend? He'll cut his vacation short and take charge. And the one-night stand certain she is pregnant with his child? That one can stay a secret awaiting data confirmation.

As lead engineer on a project that keeps going wrong, Johnathan finally wins Alex's love after years wasted in friendship. But it's time for the truth to come out, forcing Johnathan to reconcile two women into his life--one as his future wife and another as mother of his child. Can he keep his relationship with Alex, stand up as a father, and rescue his company? Or will part of his life end up on the scrap heap?


Elizabeth Ann West is a Jane-of-all-trades, mistress to none. For the last three years, she sold non-fiction articles to websites and marketing firms. Before choosing a career in writing, she made magic at Walt Disney World, planned conferences at the National Center for State Courts, and toiled as a quality technician on titanium castings for Alcoa. Armed with a B.A. in Political Science, and experiencing the world courtesy of her husband's naval career, writing fiction is her next mountain to conquer. She loves feedback from her fans and critics at 

I tried to simplify the back copy but still keep the details of the novel exciting. Johnathan is pursuing three different directions: professional success, success in marriage, and success as a soon-to-be father. There is a sub-plot involving his family and its history coming back to wreak havoc in his life, however I don't think that needs to be on the back cover/book description. I also have minor coursework in English Literature, but I don't know that will really help my readers. My resume is actually extremely varied (I temped my way through college working as an admin assistant in everywhere from engineering firms, for an architect, manufacturing, real estate, non-profits, the military, and many others), and I pull experiences and lessons from those jobs into my writing. As an admin assistant, you are invisible, and you see it all!

Finally, the website will be live before publication of the book. I plan to make it a reader's paradise with excerpts, behind-the-scenes information, and a weekly live chat. 

Would love thoughts, feelings, and feedback.

"CANCELLED" arriving SEPTEMBER 2011A robotics engineer asks his business partner to marry him, but a previous one-night stand is having his baby.

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