Monday, March 19, 2012

Special Edition: Shameless Promotion of My Fellow Writers

Thanks for all your words of support from my weekend post!  We are getting things under control at home and I am returning to the blogging community  . . . well NOW. 

But enough about me.  I'm super-excited to write this post.  As you know if you've followed my blog for any length of time, my very best friend is another writer/blogger, Nancy Thompson.  She wrote an amazing book, an adult psychological thriller called The Mistaken.  I was lucky enough to be an early critique partner for her and even in its early stages, the book knocked my socks off!  In the last 2 years, Nancy has worked harder than anyone I know at making her book better, honing her craft and becoming an all-round better writer.  Well all her hard work has finally paid off because over the weekend


Nancy searched for an agent for a long time with no luck.  When she heard about a new, small press starting up, Sapphire Star Publishing, she submitted there (like many small presses, SSP does not require authors to be agented in order to submit) and because SSP rocks and clearly knows quality fiction when they see it, they loved Nancy's book and made her an offer. 

Nancy's book will be out on October 18, 2012 and I strongly urge all of you to buy copies because it is a fabulous book that will take your breath away!

Here's to Nancy!  Congrats!  Your wonderful news has cheered me up at a time when I sorely needed it and gives me hope that after years of waiting and hard work, the publishing dream really can come true!  And as you know, Nancy:  I love you!!!!

Friday, March 16, 2012

Behind the Unexpected Hiatus

I've been quite remiss in my blogging duties lately.  A few people asked if I was simply enjoying married bliss.  I wish I could say that's the case but it's not.  We've been dealing with some health issues.  Nothing technically life threatening but something that will definitely affect our lives for a very long time, if not forever.  I've been in crisis mode the last few weeks and haven't had time for much else.  So I apologize to my lovely blogging friends.  I do hope to start back on the circuit soon, reading all of your posts and trying to catch up on what I've missed.  I have a couple of posts which had already been prepared before all the madness began so I will probably post those at some point. 

In the meantime, you should read this book by a fellow client of my agent, intriguing woman and fantastic writer:  Suzan Stirling

It's a great book--well-written, fast-paced and it has a little bit of everything:  drama, romance, suspense.  It's both heartbreaking and hopeful.  You won't be disappointed.  So buy a copy today and check it out.  It was released on March 5th!