Monday, June 27, 2016

So today's the day. . .

So today's the day!
Release Day for Susanna's Secret 
a 'summer short' from Solstice Publishing. . . 

It wasn’t so long ago that a writer-friend told me about the call from Solstice for ‘summer shorts’ around 15K words. “I know you have something somewhere,” she said. “Get it out.” So I did.
With the word count in the ballpark, I did some polishing and pruning and sent it off--and received the pleasant e-mail surprise that it had been accepted!
Then came the cover--and I loved it!
Then came the edits--about four of them.
Then came the proofs--about the same number.
Then came the selection of a release date and the inevitable marketing plan.
Now it’s all over but the shouting (and, hopefully, the purchasing!)
If you like a fast-paced story--a story dealing with real people in real situations but one that won’t make you blush (or, horror of horrors, delete and wish you hadn’t spent the $1.99!), Susanna’s Secret is for you. It’s set in nineteenth-century Texas, a family drama with what I believe is a surprising and satisfying ending. . .one of those ‘feel-good’ reads you can take on vacation, to the park, to a bubble bath, or a quiet coffee shop. . .and spend some good time considering what you might have done in Susanna’s place.
Visit my website for pre-release reviews
AND some great release day ‘deals’!
Visit Susanna’s Pinterest Board to get acquainted with the characters.
Scroll to previous posts in this blog to find out what makes the characters tick.

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