Book Birthday Celebration
Today marks one month since the release of my debut romantic suspense, Surrender at Canyon Road. One month doesn’t seem like a lot of time, and yet, for a book so long in the making, where I lived and breathed the characters, it’s a very long time. I’ve missed having those characters in my life, nagging me when pen and paper were unavailable, waking me at night to supply me with ideas for their next scene.
I admit, I still “hear” their voices. I still gaze at the cover. And I still flip through the pages searching for a specific line or moment that either gave me a particularly difficult time to write, or flowed from my fingers with ease after an extraordinarily diligent effort from the characters to express themselves through my muse.
I wish I could go out into the world and thank everyone who bought a copy of my book, whether paperback or digital. Of course, I can’t do that, but I can gift a copy, which is what I’ll do to celebrate this one-month book birthday.
You don’t have to buy anything or sign up for anything. Simply reply to this Facebook, Twitter or Instagram post with a quick answer to the question: When you reread a favorite book, do you read through or skip ahead to your favorite scenes? I’ll choose one random name from all respondents to win an e-copy of Surrender at Canyon Road.
Living the dream
Writing the book is one thing, having friends and family read it and offer support is another, but knowing people you’ve never met have taken a chance on something you created, and that they enjoyed it enough to either leave a review on Amazon and elsewhere or to contact you directly, is the stuff of dreams.
And my dreams have come true.
My first ever fan mail
From the FIRST sentence this book draws you into the lives of these characters and you have to know more. I could not put it down. I read it all day long! – Maria Lynn T
My gosh, the excitement never quit! I was not able to put your book down, searching for the answer to the romance, but especially for the resolution to Johnny and his mother’s abduction. You have a beautiful way with words, and a very surprising depth of feeling. – Diane B
So now, the writing cave beckons again, and I’m eager to return there, ready to restart the juggling of family, day job and writing. And to dream again.