I have held the proof copy in book form!
I combed through the text and went English teacher on it! My publisher is probably shocked at the number of errors I found at this last opportunity to make corrections. Since I signed a content approval, only obvious errors (spelling, punctuation, etc.) will be changed at this point.
The ride has been amazing. The next trick is publication and marketing. I'm also scheduled to write a script for a book trailer for cable TV (like James Patterson has done)! I have a Facebook page for Gold Earrings.
I hope to have a book signing at Hastings and Celtic Cup in Tullahoma. It will be available as an e-book. It will be able to be ordered online from Amazon.com and Barnes and Noble.