Sunday, November 18, 2007

An April to Remember Cover

I received my cover for An April to Remember it is, let me know what you think.

Here's the unedited blub for the story:

April Simonson hated men—all men. They were cruel, sinful beasts. Her disfigured face was proof. That is until she met Jerek Brinkley. Then, as the revered Sultana explodes, April falls into the dark, muddy waters of the Mississippi River terrified she’ll never see the light of day or the handsome riverboat gambler again.

Jerek Brinkley fought hell and high water to save the northern vixen who’d won his heart with her card tricks, only to fear Allan Pinkerton’s arrival in Memphis might reveal secrets he’s not ready for her to know.

Based on history’s greatest maritime disaster, An April to Remember, sprinkled with real facts and events, revives the Sultana, a Civil War riverboat whose death toll surpassed the Titanic’s, and offers a new twist on what might have happened that fateful night in 1865.

It is still in the editing process, and will probably be released some time in 2008.

I've really enjoyed working on this story. The research was so facinating.

Hope you all have a wonderful Thanksgiving!

Thursday, November 8, 2007

Release Dates

This week I was notified of the release dates for A Wife for Big John. February for the e-book and August for the print version. The galley is done and turned it, so for now that child is sleeping.

I'm working on the first round of edits for An April to Remember, and I'm also working on a short time travel story, An Unbelievable Journey. It's about a girl who travels back to the 1880's and helps Buffalo Bill Cody plan his first Wild West Show. She believes aliens abducted her and accidentally dropped her off in the wrong century. It's a short, fun story.

The Northern Lights Writer's retreat was fabulous. It was held at a wonderful Bed and Breakfast near Hinkley. So I was able to stop and see Isabelle on the way there and back.

We only had six trick or treaters for Halloween, so I made sure they each went home with a pumpkin from my garden. My great nephew was excited because as he put it, "Halloween isn't just about trick or treating, it's about carving pumpkins too."

Deer hunting season has started, so I'm a weekend widow, and enjoy the extra time to sit on the computer!

Hope your November is a wonderful one!