Tuesday, November 13, 2012

And Here It Is!

Lunula is now available in paperback format!


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!