Beyond the Waters of the World off to beta readers, new cover

The next installment of Looking Through Lace, Beyond the Waters of the World, is now off to beta readers. Yeah! Yesterday, my daughter also helped me with a cover:


At the same time, we also made a new version of the Looking Though Lace cover so that the fonts match. Although the images are very different, I’m hoping the style is similar enough that people will identify them as part of a series. I uploaded the new cover to Amazon today, but it usually takes a day before changes like that go live. I am now shooting for a publication date of August 31 for Beyond the Waters of the World. Please let me know if you have any suggestions / thoughts on the cover!

I got back to Chameleon in a Mirror today, but I haven’t made too much progress yet. I read through the last chapter to get my mind out of the future and into the seventeenth century, but that’s about it.

Oh, and the other day I made four big jars of dill pickles. That’s one thing I can’t get here in Germany, so I have to make my own. And since we have the garden, I’ve discovered that zucchinis make great dill spears! Just throw away the soft center, cut the rest into spears, and pickle just like you would cucumbers. Next on the canning list: sweet pickle relish (also with zucchini).

Hope everyone has a great week!

10 thoughts on “Beyond the Waters of the World off to beta readers, new cover”

  1. Hooray for beta readers!! Congrats on having another one almost ready to go. I had no idea you could pickle zucchini. I’d love to try that! Have fun with the sweet pickle relish 😀

  2. i love the Beyond cover, Ruth. I just checked Amazon for the new Lace cover, but, as you predicted, it isn’t up yet. I bought Lace a few weeks ago, enjoyed it, and will buy Beyond when it comes out. (I’ll mark my calendar.)

    Your posts are always so cheery and down-to-earth. I really enjoy them.

  3. Ruth, it’s me again. I’m very low-tech, so I need to ask. If I want to buy one of your books (actually *buy, * not free download) and I click the link on your website and that takes me to Amazon, do you make a little extra on it? Ever since my husband and I got our first Kindle about a year ago, we’ve always gone straight to Amazon to get books. Now I’m wondering if the author makes more if I buy from their site. Let me know, would you? Thx.

    1. That’s so sweet of you to think of that, Christine! Yes, I do make a little bit off of the links here on my blog as an Amazon Associate, but it’s it’s only a few cents per sale, so no big deal. I get a kick out of seeing how often I actually sell something right off my blog, though. 🙂 (I haven’t added the links to yet, another one of the many many things on my to-do list …)

  4. Ruth, sorry to bother you, but twice this morning I’ve tried to leave comments on the Yseult post and my comments didn’t “stick.” Just wanted to let you know. Tuesday 7/31, 9:30 a.m. CST

    1. Thanks for pointing that out, Christine! For some reason, they got stuck in the spam filter. The spam filter mostly gets *real*, but once and a while a real message gets stuck in there too.

      Your comments are approved now. 🙂

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