What’s Happening Next

So as most of you know, Lift is now available as a Kindle pre-order, and the soft cover ARCs are in my hands. Three have been sent out to others. One will go to someone who will review it for our local paper, and one is staying right here with me. So what comes next?

The release party is being held April 21, from 4-6:30 pm, at the Book Nook & Java Shop, in Montague, Michigan. The book will be available from Amazon on that day as both an e-book and a trade paperback. I am also going to have the book available from other distributors; most notably from Ingram, from whom most libraries order their books.

The second book in The Flying Ponies trilogy, Tilt, is complete. I won’t look at it for 6-8 weeks or longer. When I do begin going through it, I will be looking at how it flows and what changes need to come about. When it’s as far as I can take it, it will be sent to my editor, Kat Szmit, and together we’ll mold it until it’s ready.

In the meantime, give or take a month or two, I will begin writing Spin, the final book in the trilogy. Once The Flying Ponies is finished, I’ll begin work on the next story, which I’ve already started notes for.

The writing life is busy, but I wouldn’t want it any other way.

Pre-order is Live!

Hey everyone, Lift is now available as an ebook for pre-order on Amazon! Once we proof the ARCs, which will arrive this week, we will have the print book up for pre-order, too.

Check back for more news!

The Bachelor Girl’s Guide to Murder (Herringford and Watts, #1)

Check out this book on Goodreads: The Bachelor Girl’s Guide to Murder (Herringford and Watts, #1) https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/25913867-the-bachelor-girl-s-guide-to-murder

Goodreads and Other News

I am officially a Goodreads author now, which had been one of my goals for quite a while now. It’s fun logging in and seeing the stylized “G” that denotes a Goodreads author.

I have answered the standard questions that the website asks about writing; if you would like to ask something, please do. I love to talk about writing.

Lift will be available through the website Netgalley in April. If you receive the book (e-book form) from there, I would appreciate you leaving a review on Goodreads.

Lift officially releases on April 21. The launch party is being held at the Book Nook & Java shop in Montague, Michigan, from 4:30-6 pm on the day.

I hope you have a blessed day!

COVER ART

I have cover art!! So exciting! K. R. Conway, of Wicked Whale Press, is doing all the book design. There are beautiful illustrations inside Lift as well.

Lift will debut soon, in trade paperback and ebook form. Please check back for more information.

NEWSFLASH

Lift is done with revisions! It has officially gone to the publisher to be formatted into both trade paperback and e-book forms! Thank you to my wonderful editor, Kat Szmit, of One Wicked Wordsmith – you rock!

K. R. Conway of Wicked Whale Publishing is working on the cover art and the book formatting now.

The Lift launch party is scheduled for Saturday, April 21, at the Book Nook & Java Shop in Montague, MI, from 4:30-6 pm.

I will be updating more the closer we get to actual publication – keep checking back!

Millennium Falcon

Check out this book on Goodreads: Millennium Falcon https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/3545495-millennium-falcon

Slippery When Snowy, or, Jeeps are Tough

Here in west Michigan, we are in the thralls of a real winter. That means our roads, if not full of snow, are sheets of ice. Yesterday morning, on my way to work at the library, a person pulled out directly in front of me. My Jeep’s left front met her Buick’s right rear. Not the way either of us intended to begin our mornings. 

The person said they didn’t see me and pulled out, catching a glimpse of my Jeep as they committed to going. Neither of us were hurt, but now my beloved Bernadette will look as she does until spring, when we can get a new front clip and fender on her. I am quite happy and relieved that she is drivable, though.

In short, beware pulling out onto a slippery winter road. The snow banks are high at the ends of several local roads here, marring visibility. It’s best to go slowly, and please, for every other drivers’ sake, put your phone away. Nothing is so important that it can’t wait when you are driving on icy and snowy roads. We would all like to make it safely to spring! And no, the person who pulled out in front of me was not on their phone. 

As a point of interest, this the second Jeep Cherokee I’ve owned and been in a front-end crash with. Both took it like champs, but my dark blue one never drove again. That was a much more serious accident, and a blog post for another day. I suggest driving a Jeep, though. Subarus are not the only safe vehicle in a crash, and Jeeps are just plain cooler.