Sunday, February 27, 2011


Last week I spent a lot of time proofing Razzamatazz, a suspense novel published originally under the pen name, Jack Early.  But this time my friend Consuelo Baehr showed me a way to do the proofing that made it much easier.  Still, it takes time and diligence.  But I've chosen to do this, no one is pushing me or waiting for this book.

I'm going to do another one this week and that will be all of the Jack Early books.  After that I'll start on my Lauren Laurano series and there are five of those.  But I mustn't let myself think ahead or I'll slip into a deep depression.

I have to keep reminding myself that this is my choice and no agent is going to give me a hard time and make suggestions I can't use.  No editor is going to reject me.  And no editor is going to insist I cut this or that or change an ending.  None of that happened with these books but it's happened, believe me.

I think it's fun until I start the proofing and then it's hard and crazy making.  But it's interesting to read books that I wrote so long ago.  I'm impressed with me!  I've never read any of my books once they were published so this is a brand new experience.

So pop on over to see for yourself.  It's going for $1.99. What do you have to lose...except maybe $1.99. Razzamatazz

Thursday, February 10, 2011

At Last

A Creative Kind of Killer is up and is perfectly formatted.  So should you wish to get it you won't be disappointed.  At least not by the formatting.

Tuesday, February 08, 2011


Just found out that my ebook is a mess.  The formatting is crazy.  I don't know how that happened but if you want to d/l it wait until the next one is up.  And if you have d/l it you'll be able to do an exchange.

Very depressing.  Waiting for help.

Friday, February 04, 2011

One Up, Seven to Go

Yesterday I u/l my first ebook to Amazon.  I've been screaming about the tedium of proofing but it's all worth it.  The book isn't showing yet because they had some questions about my rights.  I've put it up saying by Sandra Scoppettone writing as Jack Early. So it isn't there yet which is annoying.  Still, I'm sure it'll be up by Monday. This first book is A Creative Kind of Killer which was originally published in 1984 under the Early name.  No one knew who it was.  I'd published quite a few books under my own name before that, but not a mystery. So lo and behold it was nominated for an Edgar in the Best First category and won the Shamus for Best First.  Nobody knew who I was then either.  Someone else accepted the Shamus for me.  Anyway, my first 3 ebooks will be Early books. 

The big news is that my cousin-in-law has done the cover.  I think it's pretty damn good.  His name is Andy Little.  I thank him profusely.

When Creative is up I'll put a link here.
I'm actually looking forward to the next book which I'll start on tomorrow.  Who said I couldn't be flexible?