It has been quite some six months. City of Promise for Simon & Schuster, finally got done after a series of editors danced across the pages - reflecting lots of changes at S&S. Michele Bove finally stepped in and took the novel through the final and most critical editing and production stages, and was absolutely marvelous. The book will be shipping in July and officially published August 9th. After all the sturm und drang I’m happy to have written it and I hope readers will enjoy it. How the Upper East Side got its glitz on - among other things. And the first obstetricians - freeing women from the five month confinement of previous times, but still - of course - no birth control, at least of the legal sort. Apart from that, modern New York City peeping over the horizon as it were. Electricity, the first phones, and that wonder of its age, the Brooklyn Bridge. It’s a fun read.
Hard cover and e-book edition coming simultaneously. And let me admit here what I am maybe not supposed to say: I love my Kindle! So much so that I have finally decided to put some of my earlier books (written as Beverly S. Martin or Beverly Byrne) in electronic format and make them available for a very modest price. Four of my own personal favorites to start with: Women’s Rites, A Matter of Time, Juffie Kane, and Mollie Pride. Reversing what has become the traditional process and getting books from paper to digital format turns out to be a challenge (read huge pain), but we’re winning. Hope to have them up by mid July. I’ll keep you posted.