I had so much fun going through the final edits of my May release, Veil of Destruction.
By the time I receive a book back from my editor and my proofreaders, it’s been several months since I finished writing it. I’ve usually written at least one other book in that time. So re-reading what has been edited and proofread is a special pleasure.
It’s like meeting old friends again.
As I was going back over this book, I couldn’t resist grabbing a couple of “Pull Quotes.” This is an old term from my magazine writing days. The editor would pick out a sentence or two and highlight it, put a box around it, make it stand out! I loved seeing those. I especially loved when what the editor picked matched what I thought was the key idea. So, below are a few pull quotes for you, from Veil of Destruction. I hope that you enjoy them.
If there was a way to find Paco and his family and bring them home . . .
Dylan would have traded anything in Akule’s pack for that.
He knew what it was like to have a broken, fragmented family. And he understood he couldn’t make her family whole again. No one could. She would always feel the loss of her mother.
But, maybe—just maybe, they could accomplish this one thing. They could bring Paco home.
They pawed through the boxes filled with things that no one needed—cell phone chargers, e-readers, DVDs, car fobs, remote-controlled toys, handheld gaming systems, headphones. All fragments of a life left behind.
It occurred to Keme, not for the first time, that this new world, this post-modern, apocalyptic place, would be the world that Pete and Danny and Lucy grew up in.
What was it his wife used to say? Normal is a setting on the dryer. His grandchildren would have a new normal. They would adapt because they wouldn’t remember what came before.
Wasn’t that fun? Anyone read magazines anymore? I’d love to hear what magazines you still read, or what magazines you used to read. Leave a comment below, and we’ll choose a few winners to receive an autographed book.