So, you may have noticed that I changed the header image. It is an UNOFFICIAL banner for my alter ego’s – C. Hoyt Caldwell – upcoming release with Alibi (A Penguin/Random House Imprint). What was once a Pearl of Justice Mystery is now a Backwoods Justice Novel featuring Deputy Dani Savage. The title of the first book in the series is Savage Reckoning. The OFFICIAL cover image is being designed as I type this, and I can’t wait to share it with you all. Once I have it, I will share it on this blog and Facebook immediately.
Why the changes? I got a new editor at the end of 2015, Julia Maguire and she read the manuscript over the holidays, and she pointed out that the Pearl of Justice didn’t exactly fit the gritty Southern noir vibe of the book.We brainstormed, and I decided the best option was to change Dani’s last name to Savage and that opened up the title possibilities. Julia’s great, by the way. She reached out to me as soon as the editorial change was made and let me know that I was part of a team, and they were going to do everything the could to make C. Hoyt’s book a success.
In addition, to a new editor, book title, and series title, we have a new release date. Savage Reckoning will hit your e-readers on October, 3 2016. It’s been pushed back so we can give it enough time to collect early reviews. If you’re a reviewer, send me your info and I’ll get your name to the publisher and see if we can get you on a list to receive an electronic ARC.
While we wait for the release date, I am working on book two in the series. It’s already been outlined. I’m just filling in the details. And no, I haven’t forgotten the final book in the Oz Chronicles series. That’s is on my plate, too. I’ll get there. I promise.