Happiness is when your publisher tells you that a Kindle version of your book is available for pre-order on Amazon.com! If you are a Kindle user, pre-order now and it will be available on July 14, 2020. Notice for pre-order of the paperback version will be coming soon. But those of you who have asked for a signed copy, we can arrange that, too!
At long last, here is the cover to my debut novel, "Heirloom" and a fitting excerpt from Kate's story--Enjoy!
“Close your eyes, Kate.” She obliged. “It’s early in the
morning. Picture your hand on the gate. You are lifting the latch. You want to see what the morning has brought you in the garden. You sit on the bench where the morning sun washes over you and you have never felt so alive. Not ever."
The time has come! A book cover reveal is coming this weekend! I feel it captures the essence of Kate Tyler's story and the heirlooms that are links to both her past and her future, of who she is and where she belongs. For all you plant and garden lovers, this book is for you! For all you romantics, and anyone who loves a little suspense, HEIRLOOM has it!
What would be a good story set in England? I asked myself that question as I was researching potential plots for my next novel. Well, my question was answered once I started googling ideas for it—there are too many stories to tell. One hardly knows where to begin! The history of England of course goes back to ancient times, which I did know, but as I dug into events, timelines, people (royal and not royal) it is mind-boggling and inspiring. I think I have narrowed it down to one seminal event in the 20th century—won’t tell you now in case I change my mind-- which happens daily—but it is a place to jump off from into the world of storytelling! Who knows where my characters will go and what adventures they will face?
Excited to say that my publisher has sent a book cover proof to me and it is looking great! Really captures the essence of Heirloom I think and I can't wait to do a reveal of it soon!
This photograph speaks of nature, of promises, of sky and earth and the basics of life. Grape leaves reach up to the sky, stretching out to meet the clouds and the rainbow, promises of another harvest, another season. A recent storm has nourished the woody vines, deep-rooted, timeworn but abundant. They were created to offer up their fruit, pruned year in and year out by skilled hands to exploit them for their finest harvest. The fruit of the vine is promised—wine from the vines is promised. What better way to remind us of hope, constancy and faithfulness? Stay well and happy everyone!