100 days to go!
That's right. Just 100 days to go before the big day: January 11, 2011. That's the publication date for DAUGHTER OF XANADU.
I didn't pick this pub date, but I love it because it's memorable: 1-11-11.
I'm committing to updating this blog every day* between now and then, with news. Yikes! Did I just promise that? Hold me to it, okay?
Today's news: a new Facebook page: Dori Jones Yang, Author.
Yes, I had an author page before. But a friend pointed out to me that my old author page was a personal page, and everyone who 'friended' me also had to share with me their personal photos and comments. This new author page is a 'business' page. Instead of friending me, all you have to do is click on 'like.' That way you can make the decision yourself, and you can get updates about my book without revealing all your personal stuff. I hope you like that better.
I poured my heart into DAUGHTER OF XANADU. I read a ton of books, traveled to Mongolia and the Silk Road, and spent years learning the craft of fiction.The main character, Emmajin, seems like my close friend. So I really hope lots of people will enjoy reading this book.
I also have many stories to tell about how I came to write it and cool things I learned while researching it.
For the inside scoop, watch this space!
* About a week after promising this, I was told that two to three times a week is ideal; that every day is too frequent. So I switched to that. So much for commitment!
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