Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Paperback Release

Hello readers!

I'm excited to announce that the paperback version of Lunula should be available by November 20th! You have no idea how much I have been looking forward to physically holding a copy of my book in my hands. I don't know about you, but there's something extra special about real pages!

I also thought I'd add a little factoid about the book. Today's tidbit is about the word "lunula". First of all, I've had a couple of readers ask me how this is pronounced. It is said like this: "lune-you-luh". You can listen to the pronunciation here:


Now, I know on that dictionary site it says a lunula is that half moon shape on your fingernail, and that is right. However, that's not where I got the word! In ancient Rome, young girls wore a necklace called a lunula until the eve of their marriage. It was then taken away as a symbol of becoming a woman. To be fair, I did find it on a Wikipedia article, so I'm not 100% positive on the authenticity of this tradition, but it did give me a great idea of what to name the magical amulet in my book. Here is the article I found:


And now you know!

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