Up until now, probably the first indication that I was anywhere near finishing a work-in-progress would be the message to my email list that I had just published something new. And with each publication, I would generally declare that I would make a better effort next time in terms of things like a cover reveal. Well, I have finally made good on that promise.
I'm including in this post the cover for the third book in my Warden series. In keeping with the spirit of the previous books, I have tried to shy away from the "normal" monsters and write about creatures that typically don't get a lot of air play. In this instance, the primary focus is on the aswang, which is a legendary monster from the Philippines.
As usual, the cover art was done by Isikol. Needless to say, I'm very attached to his work at this point, and I think he did an excellent job here.
The big question, of course, probably revolves around publication. Frankly speaking, I don't have a hard-and-fast publication date in mind. Right now, the manuscript is in the hands of my editor, Faith Williams (of the Atwater Group). When she finishes, I'll look over her changes and suggestions (and incorporate them) before reading everything one or two more times. It's only after the end of that process tha publication will occur.
Bearing everything in mind, I'm assuming that I'll probably publish early next week, barring any unforeseen complications. Of course, we all know Murphy's law: "If anything can go wrong, it will." Thus, I'll be keeping my fingers crossed that everything goes smoothly.