I just sent it off to the final proofreader. It should take her about three weeks to do that job. Then I'll approve the changes, import it into Scrivener, and read through it one last time before formatting it for release.
I plan on releasing it for Kindle first, then paperback, followed by iTunes, and finally hardcover. Since it's a summer story, it should be a decent time to release it.
'The Wicked Trees' is a coming-of-age teenage love story that happens in the U.P. in the late '80's. But it's got a very specific horror slant. It's a ghost story (definitely not for young kids) that largely takes place deep in the woods. It plays a lot on the Yooper culture, but also dives deep into universal themes as well.
So it's a matter of weeks before I release my first novel. I'm excited. I hope people enjoy it. It was fun to write, but I'm glad I'm in the final stretch because I'm antsy to get on to the next one. Hopefully it won't take me years to get that one to market.
We're looking at late May/early June for 'The Wicked Trees' Kindle release. I'll keep you all posted.