A Letter to My Readers in Response to COVID-19

Dear Readers,

It’s no secret that the Corona Virus has made substantial changes to our lives lately. For some of us, like those in the United States, major disruptions have been within the last week, while our European friends have had a bit more time to see the effects. Those farther East, even more time still. Many schools and businesses have shifted to working from home, leaving parents to not only maintain their daily job tasks, but ensure that their children are adjusting to a virtual learning environment, while still completing other day-to-day responsibilities. Add a sudden cold or bout of seasonal allergies to the mix and one’s schedule just became even more complicated.

This is the new normal that I’m trying to navigate with my own family. In addition, I’m continuing to work on my novels because I truly love writing, and it provides a great stress relief during an otherwise chaotic time. That said, I believe it is also important to provide readers with the highest quality product. While I am currently in final edits for Broken Lines, there are many tasks that come after the actual manuscript is completed which I am uncertain if I can now complete by April 25. In addition, book sales are being de-prioritized by many distributors in favor of more essential household items, a move that is smart and necessary, however, makes marketing a new release difficult. For these reasons, I have decided to postpone the release of Broken Lines until hopefully later this summer.

It pains me to bring this news as I have received so many wonderful comments from my readers about your excitement over Broken Lines. My beta readers also gave me incredible feedback and made the final story even better than I pictured. I truly cannot wait to share it with each and every one of you, and I thank you for your patience during this unexpected time.

To make up for this disappointment, I’m offering a few exclusives to my readers:

Discounted Books! If you haven’t read Across Oceans or Twisted River yet, there’s never been a better time. From now through Easter (April 12), I’m offering 50% off ebooks and 25% off paperbacks. Get your copies here: Across Oceans and Twisted River.

Sneak Peek! On April 25, the original release date for Broken Lines, I will be posting the first two chapters exclusively for newsletter subscribers. If you haven’t already signed up, make sure not to miss out. Simply enter your name and e-mail on the contact page.

Again, I thank you for your continued support!

Kelsey Gietl

One thought on “A Letter to My Readers in Response to COVID-19

  1. It is exciting to know Broken Lines is completed. I look foward to reading it. Personally, the later release will be better for me and others. The pandemic is certainly keeping our lives busy with everyday needs. Now, I have something to look forward to after the craziness ends. God Bless.


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