Meanwhile, my editor and publicist and the Marketing Brains at Scholastic LOVE the finished book trailer! I'm so excited to show it off - but you will all have to wait until about June before I can share. But there will be fabulous giveaway packs when the book trailer is released TO THE WORLD! Meanwhile, eat a donut - it helps the suffering.
Meanwhile!!! I did hear from Gorgeous Editor about the TITLE for my July, 2011 book. She really wanted to get something into the computer to hold my book's spot in the Summer line-up for next year.
For the past year the proposal and WIP has been called THE TRAITEUR'S DAUGHTER. It's a companion book to THE HEALING SPELL. But only one character is the same.
We decided months ago that the word "traiteur" would be off-putting to young readers. And maybe some old ones, too.
I have had the worst time coming up with something I like. I turned it in with the title DAUGHTERS OF THE CIRCLE, but that sounds like women's fiction. I sent the following list with the manuscript. My favorite was the top one, but got nixed. Too "magicky" for Scholastic Book Fairs, I'm afraid.
Gorgeous Editor liked A CIRCLE OF SECRETS - but without the "A". She also liked GHOSTS OF THE CIRCLE. And yes, there are ghosts!!! And a graveyard. And beauty spells. but we decided that the word "ghosts" sounds too young for a tweener book.
So the final title - at least for the moment! - is CIRCLE OF SECRETS!
Whaddayathink? And whaddaythink about my list of *potentials*?
Secrets, Spells, and Charms
The Secret Circle
The Magick Circle
Ghosts of the Circle
A Circle of Secrets
A Circle of Magick
Secrets of The Circle
The Beauty Spell
The Killing Spell
Mystery on the Bayou