Saturday, May 24, 2014

This Girl is on FIRE

Now that I've finished AIR and my tentatively-titled Lobster Cove book, HEAVY NETTING, I'm turning my attentions to the last book in The Elemental Series ... FIRE!
FIRE has been waiting patiently as a synopsis for several years.  Its hero, Ethan Sutter, first appeared in EARTH, had brief mentions in WATER and AIR, and is now happy to be receiving his own book.  Over the course of the past three books in The Elemental Series, I've slipped in bits and pieces of the Hope Creek foster children's mysterious past - the event that caused their Elemental powers.  In this book, I promise to reveal at last What Happened.  I can't wait to write the story, and I hope you can't wait to read it!  Ethan is nothing if not a pistol, and it promises to be an exciting book.  Wish me luck (and speed) on the writing!

Saturday, May 17, 2014

The End, Take Two!

This is a banner year for me.  I finished not one, but TWO books - one being AIR, Book Three in the Elemental Series, and now my short story for The Wild Rose Press's "Lobster Cove" series.

This story is tentatively titled HEAVY NETTING, and I plan to edit it over the next week or so before sending it out to my new editor at TWRP.  It was a joy to write this book, and I truly hope she likes it, too.  We'll see!  More details to follow.

Monday, May 12, 2014

Write, Revise, Scramble!

With AIR finished, I'm deep in drafting and edits on a manuscript for The Wild Rose Press's Lobster Cove series.  What's Lobster Cove?  Here's the answer, in The Wild Rose Press's own words:

Lobster Cove is a fictional small town on the coast of Maine, near Bar Harbor. It is quaint and quirky with a colorful history, a friendly population of charming residents, and a vibrant tourist business. It is home to research scientists and small shop owners, grumpy cops and sassy chefs. Back in the day, it was a bustling fishing town and home to many immigrants, from both the state cabins and the lowest decks.

When Rhonda first brought up this idea at a CNYRW meeting in April, I was (no pun intended) hooked at once.  It sounded like such a fun new challenge, to write a story that would dovetail with the stories by other authors working on the series.

It has lived up to that first impression!  Through plot changes and revisions, this book has reminded me why I began to write in the first place: for fun!  Even though my deadline is looming, I'm as excited about the story as I was when I first heard about the concept of Lobster Cove.  I can't wait to get it into the hands of my editor, and then (I hope) to share it with all of you!

Sunday, May 04, 2014

Winner of the 2014 Earth Day Giveaway!

[UPDATED 5/11/14: Alternate winner selected; original winner did not claim her prize.]

Congratulations to Linda W., the winner of the 2014 Earth Day Giveaway!  This year's prize was a free PDF copy of one of my books, EARTH, WATER, or THE SERPENT IN THE STONE.  For her prize, Linda chose a copy of EARTH:

Thank you once again to everyone who entered the contest. I loved reading how all of you got involved this Earth Day, and I hope you'll keep up that awesome work throughout the year.  Please keep checking back with me for announcements of future contests. Congratulations again to Linda W.  Happy Reading, and Happy Earth Day!