I'm thrilled to announce that I am very close to being able to reveal the cover of my next Harper's Glen novel, And Then There Was You. I've seen a preliminary draft of the cover and it's beautiful! I can't wait to share it with you.
And Then There Was You is the 2nd in my Harper's Glen series of contemporary romantic suspense novels that began with Killing Her Softly. I'm working on book #3 in the series and already have an idea for book #4. But this got me to thinking.
Do you like to read multiple books in a series?
In this case, there is overlap of characters and they are all set in the same small town. While each story has a distinct story and new central characters, there are continuing themes and familiar faces in each. In the case of And Then There Was You, the main characters are Marnie Edwards and Scott Randall. Scott was introduced in Killing Her Softly. In Book #3, which is yet to be titled, the main male character is Chris Hoy, who was introduced in And Then There Was You.
At some point in the editing process, my publisher, The Wild Rose Press, notified all of the authors that we had the option of having our books turned into audio books. Being a lover of the spoken word myself, I jumped at the chance to have two audio books published.
Given that On The Homefront was released before Killing Her Softly, it is proceeding through the audio book process first. I received auditions from several narrators and fell in love with the British accent of one of the auditions, at least for Helen's voice. On The Homefront is told in the alternating first person point of view of three women; Helen is British and Lilly and Ruth are Americans. I requested the narrator redo the audition in an American accent, so I could get a feel for how that would sound. She graciously complied and I chose her to be the narrator.
It was several weeks between choosing the narrator and getting the first segment of recording to review. Luckily, during that time, I got four auditions for narr...
Happy July 4th to any Americans reading this post!
Now that my first book, On The Homefront, has a definite release date of August, 23, 2017, I'm very happy to report that you can search my name, or book title, on Amazon now and the e-book version will pop up. The e-book version is also listed in the catalog of my publisher, The Wild Rose Press. I'm sure the paperback version will be up soon. The wheel have already started turning to make On The Homefront available in audio-book as well.
I have been getting a lot of congratulations from family, friends & colleagues, which is wonderful, but I've also gotten some questions on the process and amount of time it took to write this, my "first" book. So, now that I've seen my name in lights - or the writer's first equivalent, on the Amazon search - I have been giving it some thought.
I first started writing in middle school, or maybe before. I wasn't good at penmanship or spelling in the very beginning, so I don't think we kept a lot of m...