Happy March, readers! Also, welcome to my new subscribers from the Spring into Love Giveaway event! I’m so glad to have you join us. Although tomorrow is April Fool’s Day, there are no jokes here. Only more fantastic news!
Paperback Readers Rejoice!
If you’re like me and prefer paperbacks, I have great news. Paperback copies of Dusk Shall Weep are now available for purchase online! This includes major retailers such as Amazon and Barnes and Noble, ordering through your favorite independent bookseller, or requesting a purchase through your local library. Signed copies are also available through my online store.
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Remember, if you prefer eBooks, Dusk Shall Weep is 40% off on my website through release day, May 2. eBooks will be emailed directly to you on release day.
Whichever way you decide to read, I would be grateful if you could post a review on your favorite retailer and/or social media site. Reviews help authors find new readers, and they help readers find new books they’ll love.
In between preparations for the release of Dusk Shall Weep, I’ve been working on the outline for Sparks Fly Upward. I am pleased to say that it is about 80% complete with just the final climactic scenes and the resolution left. That may not seem like a lot, but the ending can be one of the hardest parts to figure out. As usual, my characters have gone in some extremely unexpected directions, and I’ve had to reign in my antagonist when he decided to be particularly evil.
To find inspiration, I’ve been reading San Francisco city directories from 1855-1859. Historical city directories were like the phone book today, containing addresses for individuals and advertising businesses. Unlike today, they also sometimes included a timeline of key events in the prior year and historical information. These directories have been invaluable for learning the details of a city with a very different atmosphere from the one we know today.
The photograph above is from the National Gallery of Art and shows San Francisco Bay looking toward Alcatraz Island.
Giveaway – In a Far-Off Land
Thank you to everyone who joined Faithful Fiction Book Club’s live Q&A with Stephanie Landsem on March 21. We had a great time discussing Stephanie’s novel, In a Far-Off Land and spoiler-free tidbits about her latest release, Code Name Edelweiss.
I am giving away one paperback copy of In a Far-Off Land to one newsletter subscriber. To enter, complete the form at the link below by April 21. Winner will be contacted directly and announced in next month’s newsletter. U.S. residents only.
Released in March
Need another read? Here are the March releases I’m excited about:
- The One She Can’t Forget by Tara Grace Ericson – sweet second-chance-amnesia-romance. The first one in the series was fantastic!
- The Divided Kingdom by Allison Ramirez – clean dystopian inspired by the Divided Kingdom of the Old Testament
- 12 Days of Courting Miss Thomas by Dani Renee – 1850s historical romance novella for which I designed the cover. This one is only available to her newsletter subscribers.
- The Metropolitain Affair by Jocelyn Green – romance and betrayal in the world of 1920s art and Egyptian archeology
- Confessions to a Stranger by Danielle Grandinetti – Depression-era romantic suspense about secrets, lies, and attempted murder
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