That Magical Day… What a feeling!

Well, today I finally got to experience what so many first time authors published by a major house feel.  Holding the final version of your book in your hand–the one that hopefully millions of people around the nation (and abroad) will enjoy.  Along with the trade paperback edition of DARKROOM came a lovely note from my editor Jessica Wong, at Howard Books, a division of Simon & Schuster.  She’s always so thoughtful around milestones and makes these occasions special, knowing that for a debut author of sorts, this is an exciting day.

The finish of the book’s cover is matte, not glossy.  I find that intriguing, as well as a fine artistic choice.  Seeing the binding, the interior, and the entire package in general, it’s clear that quality is of the utmost important to Howard Books and Simon & Schuster.  I already knew this from working with the ourstanding editorial staff at Howard Books, and now with the marketing & publicity departments as well.

I’m incredibly excited about the launch of DARKROOM on May 1st, and as always, I give God all the glory and credit for giving me the ability to write, and for the honor and opportunity to be published by Howard Books/Simon & Schuster.



Joshua Graham is a New York Times and USA Today bestselling author, winner of the International Book Award and Forward National Literature Award. His thrillers include DARKROOM, LATENT IMAGE and BEYOND JUSTICE, and TERMINUS. Graham's works have been characterized as thought-provoking page-turners.

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