Aug. 19, 2016 ~ by Marti Melville
Midnight Omen (book 1) — The Deja vu Chronicles has been released as a 3rd edition.
After a great deal of dedicated work on the text and cover, this edition is finally “complete” (in my mind). Three publishers later, I can breathe and truly feel proud.
I think there’s a learning process for every author — and I’m no exception. Cutting corners has been a fault, and I think my writing suffered from a little of that.
Without much thought (outside of a simple vetting of the publishers that approached me — the first “red flag”), I moved ahead with publishing a not-ready manuscript.
They say that mistakes repeat themselves until the lesson is learned. It took me three times to get it!
Finally, after the last publisher stole my royalty check (and other misdeeds against the authors represented by that publishing company), my eyes were opened.
Blessed by fans who genuinely love the characters in The Deja vu Chronicles (readers who want “more” and tolerate the revision), the team of experts at Doce Blant Publishing set to work to help create the type of novel that I had envisioned. From the first moment I sat down to write nearly eight year ago, I knew the story was bigger than me. I had no idea at that time just how true that impression really was.
After months of talent and experience and wisdom worked with the manuscript, Midnight Omen was released…again.
This 3rd edition is the final edition. Barnes & Noble, Walmart, and many other bookstores around the U.S. must agree too, because they are finally willing to take the book(s) and put them on their shelves.
What a blessing! Thank you for your patience (dear readers) for waiting as I learned the lessons needed for me as a writer. Thank you for waiting for Kathryn and Capt. Phillips to come to life on the page in the manner they were meant to. Thank you for supporting The Deja vu Chronicles one more time as it is reborn, much the same as its characters, to live the life it was meant to.
Please take a moment to look at Midnight Omen — because everyone should fall in love in the Caribbean at least once in a lifetime.