Official site for the high/dark fantasy books of authors Barb Hendee and J. C. Hendee, including the Noble Dead Saga (a.k.a. The Noble Dead series), the Mist-Torn Witches series, the Vampire Memories series, and TNDS: Tales from the world of the Noble Dead Saga.

S3B2: The Dog in the Dark—Proofing Phase

Just a quick little update this morning, as it has been a week since we’ve posted any news. Right now, all of our varied writing projects, such as working on S3B3 in the saga and any “Tales” in process, are on hold as we go over all final page proofs (galleys) for The Dog in the Dark.

This is one of those tedious parts of getting a novel to print, but it has to be done. We both go over every page, line by line, looking for not only typos that somehow snuck in but also minor clarity issues. Nothing major can be changed at this point. Others at the publisher will do so as well, and everyone’s notes get sent on to be entered in the layout. Meanwhile the uncorrected advanced review copies (ARCs) are probably out the door to various reviewers. With luck and no major issues popping up, we should be done with our part by mid-to-late week at the latest and get back to writing the newer or next stuff.

And that’ll be the last we see of S3B2: The Dog in the Dark until it hits the shelves in January. Well, except for a final version of the cover, which we’ll share with you when it’s ready.