Holy smokes, this makes it feel SOOO real! The Secret Side of Empty is available for pre-order on Amazon.com. Click here to check it out.
Funny story about how I found out. I was Googling myself (not in a vain way, I promise) to see if any of the blog tour stops were showing up on Google. The reason I was involved in this seemingly self-absorbed endeavor is that I appear as Maria E. Andreu in a lot of places, so that if you Google plain old Maria Andreu (no “E”) you don’t get as many results. Anyway, I was looking into this phenomenon (since I doubt most potential readers will think to Google me with the “E.”) That’s how I discovered that Goodreads (the social media site for booklovers) had me listed as an author already. How did they get the news? No idea. It’s not exactly a secret, but who knew they would be so proactive about it?
Excited, I posted about it on my Facebook page. And a friend responded that not only was I on Goodreads but that she had already found my listing on Amazon. WHAT?!?! Supreme joy mixed with the teensiest “rubber-meets-the-road” moment of terror. This thing is happening, people!
Here’s what I found out on my Amazon listing that I didn’t know before. The book is coming out March 11, 2014. It will be 320 pages. It will cost $13.76. It’s got an ISBN number! My publisher has been busy taking care of business. I’ve been seeing catalog copy and other signs of progress from them, but seeing a listing on Amazon somehow makes it deliciously real. So excited! Wow!