Of Great Importance in My Writing Life
One of the most important things in this author’s life is my readers. I love all of you. Hearing from you is a
high point of my day. Even if you didn’t like
some aspect of my book, I like to hear from you. I want to connect with you in
every way I can. And you can find me on a lot of online venues—Facebook,
Twitter, Shoutlife, Pinterest, Goodreads, my blog, and my web site.
I’m really interested in book clubs and reading groups. I enjoy connecting with you through the electronic technology of telephone calls or Skype video. I’m happy to answer questions about the stories, why I wrote them, and any other question you may have.
My newest series is McKenna’s Daughters. The heroines were born on one of the last wagon trains on the
Their mother died giving birth, and because of the circumstances, they were
separated. It’s not until they are about eighteen years old that they learn
they have two sisters. And the desire to find their sisters is strong in each of
Books one and two are stand alone novels, which can be read in any order. But you’ll probably want to read book one and two before book three releases in January 2013.
Maggie’s Journey released in October 2011. I’ve heard from a lot of readers. Many of they have been adoptees. They were interested in that aspect of the book, which was set in1885 in
Maggie journey took her to Washington Territory , by train. Little Rock,
Maggie had grown up the spoiled daughter in a wealthy family. She had no idea she was adopted. Most people were intrigued by the way she found out. One Christian reviewer put Maggie’s Journey on her Top Books of 2011 list. Then in late May of this year, the book was awarded the Selah Award for historical novels.
Mary’s Blessing is releasing May 15, 2012. Mary has always known she was adopted, but because her mother died when she was eleven years old, no one told her the circumstances. That information really affected her when she found out. Her mother had called her God’s Blessing, but she didn’t feel like anyone’s blessing. Her spiritual and romantic journey intertwine in an interesting and surprising way.
Catherine's Pursuit will release February 5, 2013. It's already up on Amazon for pre-orders, but without the cover. Here's the first peek at that.
I love to hear from my readers whether they liked the book or not. I know you can’t please everyone, so if a reader has a problem with one of my books, I like to know. The opinion might make a difference to how I write my next book. Of course, I prefer that the person be kind in the way they tell me what they didn’t like.
And it’s always a blessing to an author when a reader lets them know how much they liked a book. Especially when they give specifics.
Have you ever let an author know when something in a book bothered you?
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Maggie's Journey (McKenna's Daughters) - Kindle
Mary's Blessing (McKenna's Daughters) - paperback
Mary's Blessing (McKenna's Daughters) - Kindle
Catherine's Pursuit (McKenna's Daughters) - pre-orders for paperback (The Kindle edition will be available when the book releases)
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