Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Wonderful Review by Miss Lynn's Book Reviews!

I'm thrilled to read this review by Miss Lynn's Book Reviews. She adored the book, Leaving Lukens, she said in her email to me. If you would like to review the book (and post your thoughts on Amazon, Good Reads, or other book-related blogs), just let me know. Thanks!

Thursday, January 26, 2012

Children's Mystery Series: Off to the Editor Soon

I'm pleased to say that as of today, the first manuscript in a series of mysteries for children (ages 8-12) is done. This is the story I've been writing with my nine-year-old son, and we've had so much fun creating the characters and developing the plot line. He's almost as excited as I am -- and I'm sure his excitement will increase when he reads the whole manuscript this weekend (all at once, seeing his characters coming alive).

The goal is to finish rewrites next week, then send it off to the editor for his special attention.

I'm lining up speaking engagements and book festivals for my son and me, and the media blitz will happen just as soon as possible. Look for more updates on this little book and the series soon.

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Go Indie!

See the cute little fish bowl on the right of the blog? If you click on it, you'll see all the independent bookstores around the south! Please support them when you want to buy books and gifts. My own books, Leaving Lukens and The Pirate's Bastard, can be found in a few of them (I'd love all of them to carry my books, too!) Thanks!

Thursday, January 12, 2012

Yadkin Valley Living Magazine features Leaving Lukens

I'm thrilled to share that Yadkin Valley Living Magazine is featuring my novel, Leaving Lukens, in the current issue. Thank you to publisher Barbara Norman for liking the book so well -- she even suggests it's safe for young adults, which certainly broadens the audience.