Friday, February 24, 2017

It's a bit late...

I went back to a true classic this week. My favorite saying of all time is in this book. It begins:

"Once when I was six years old I saw a magnificent picture in a book, called True Stories from Nature, about the primeval forest."

The Little Prince by Antoine de Saint ExupĂ©ry

Thursday, February 16, 2017

FLF - Looking forward to this new connection

Good morning (or afternoon) everyone! Thanks for including me in the First Line Fridays group. I'm not sure what all to say, so I'll just submit a first line of a book I love:

"Susan Scott is a wonder. We sold over forty copies of the book, which was very pleasant, but much more thrilling from my standpoint was the food."

From The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society by Mary Ann Shaffer and Annie Barrows

It's a book made up entirely of letters between the characters and written by an aunt (her first novel) and niece team. The aunt, alas, didn't live to see it published. It's a period piece, just after World War II and takes place on the Isle of Guernsey in the English Channel between England and France.

Well worth the time!

Friday, February 10, 2017

Always learning...

Here's a shout out to Sydney Anderson with Singing Librarian Books for all her help getting my book seen by more people and read by people she believes can help promote the book. I am forever grateful. My debut novel, The Triple Date Dare can now be seen on her website: Singing Librarian Books and New LDS

The Triple Date Dare 

Coming up: Book tour on Singing Librarian Books with a Facebook party on February 24th. This is a whole new world for me - the social media one - and I'm excited for all it can do for my book sales.

Novel #2 Building a Life is currently being read by my critique group with an anticipated publishing date sometime this summer. Here's a little clue:

Sara Castleton was resolved to make better choices now that there was a new life growing inside her. When her husband, Peter, plowed through that stop sign and left this world, he left a mess behind, too. Picking up the pieces of her shattered life, finishing the house Peter started could be the answer to her future, but she would need help.

When Nicholas Bradford was asked to step into Sara's unfinished housing project, he reluctantly agreed. He didn't always see eye-to-eye with Peter's friends and business associates, but one look at his pregnant widow and Nick couldn't say no.

Before they know it, they aren't just building a house, they're Building a Life.