Release Day for Dark Light of Day!

Dark Light of Day is no longer available for pre-order… IT’S OUT!!! BUY LINKS ARE LIVE!!! Woohoo! Since I’m not guest blogging anywhere for a few days, I thought I’d do a post here and then open it up for questions. If you have questions about the path to publication, writing a novel, working with agents or editors, revisions, virtual book tours, etc. feel free to ask me in the comments and I will do my best to answer. Obviously, I’m still learning too, but I’ve learned most of what brought me to this day from other writers so if I can help anyone by suggesting a resource or encouraging you on your own journey, I’m happy to!

Other Cool News

Dark Light of Day’s cover won The Qwillery’s Debut Author Challenge September Cover Wars! With thirteen covers in the running, DLOD had some stiff competition. If you missed any of them, check them out here.Β Thank you to everyone who went over during the contest to check out the covers and vote!

Jill Archer's new urban fantasy novel Dark Light of Day at Barnes & Noble
Dark Light of Day at Barnes & Noble!
(Gotta give a shout out to Alex Hughes’ Clean to the left of DLOD too!)
Urban fantasy Dark Light of Day Noon Onyx
Every reader who grew up in the 80’s has dreamed at least once of having a “George McFly Moment.” Mine was as thrilling and euphoric as I’d always hoped it might be!
Author Milestones
My ticket to ride from nearly a year ago. And what a year it’s been! Champagne marked both of the moments shown in these last two pictures but in between it was lots of rolling up of shirt sleeves and getting down to work. The effort was worth it!

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Jill Archer

Jill Archer is the author of the Noon Onyx series, genre-bending fantasy novels including DARK LIGHT OF DAY, FIERY EDGE OF STEEL, WHITE HEART OF JUSTICE, and POCKET FULL OF TINDER.

17 thoughts on “Release Day for Dark Light of Day!

  1. CONGRATULATIONS on release day, Jill!!! And also for winning the cover wars! I really enjoyed the pics, and I hope you have many more occasions to celebrate with a bottle of champagne! πŸ™‚

    1. Thanks, Kathy! I love cover contests for just that reason. Most readers love looking at covers! πŸ˜€ I know I do! I appreciate the visit and kind words. Have a great night!

    1. Thanks, Brinda! I do think there are certain moments when we say to ourselves, “Huh. That’s pretty cool.” I’ll bet you felt the same way with THE WAITING BOOTH and WHISPER OF MEMORY. It’s darn neat to see the finished product, right? πŸ™‚ Thanks so much for stopping by to say congrats!

  2. Woo-Hoo You, Jill!

    I’m not going to use those purchase links because I’m going to B&N today to purchase your book OFF THE SHELVES for my very own self.

    Then, I’ll annoy people in the B&N Starbucks by pointing to the book and saying, “I KNOW this author! I KNOW this author! Do you want my autograph? Why? Because I KNOW this author!”


    I’ll relocate and repeat at the SBUX where I do my own writing.

    I wish WordPress let you change the LIKE button to WOWZA for days like this.

    Then, I’ll plunk my butt and write. I’m certain that’s the advice you’d give me on any question I might pose about the road to publication.

    1. Hi Gloria, this comment made me grin! Thank you! I wish WordPress had a ‘Wowza’ button too. πŸ˜€ Since you already know the #1 never-to-be-violated-nothing-else-matters-if-you-don’t-do-this rule, you’re on your way!!

      1. πŸ™‚ I am blusing right now. I recently gave myself a stern talking to about cutting back on social media if I want to finish more books. We’ll see if I can resist!

  3. Congratulations Jill!!! How amazing it must be to see your book on the B&N store shelves. I’m SO happy for you!! And congrats of the cover war victory!

    I’m curious, did you procure an agent then seek publishers or did you set out on a lone publisher search? And how did you choose?

    1. Hi Megan, thank you! It’s been as amazing as I thought it would be, and just as hard. But that’s what makes it great!

      I knew I wanted to try for traditional publishing before considering other options. I wanted to avoid the slush pile if possible and have access to the ‘agented submissions only’ houses. So I decided to query agents first. My legal background also taught me how important a professional advisor can be. I’ve reviewed countless contracts, but the first publishing contract I ever saw was my own. Everyone’s path is different, of course, based on their own unique goals and situation. But I asked similar questions because it helped me to figure out which direction I wanted to take. Hope this was helpful! Good luck, keep us posted, and happy writing!

  4. Woop woop!

    Sent from my Verizon Wireless 4G LTE DROID

    Jill Archer wrote:

    Jill Archer posted: “Dark Light of Day is no longer available for pre-order… IT’S OUT!!! BUY LINKS ARE LIVE!!! Woohoo! Since I’m not guest blogging anywhere for a few days, I thought I’d do a post here and then open it up for questions. If you have questions about the path “

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