April 2, 2018

To Everything, A Season

Ashberry Lane, the publisher who championed three of my novels, is closing its doors. When other small presses were floundering after biting off more than they could chew, AL sought out special stories and authors in whom they could believe. I'm grateful to AL for their help in bringing Like There's No TomorrowLike a Love Song, and The Memoir of Johnny Devine to print.

But the publishing industry is a rapidly changing place, and sadly, is becoming a difficult place for the small press to stay afloat. So this forced transition is the end of a particular publishing season for me, but perhaps, Lord willing, the beginning of another.

Since AL is closing, all of their 24 titles (including my 3 novels), now found only at Amazon, will no longer be available. It is my hope to relaunch these three books under my own indie brand one day. But, until then, these titles will no longer be available in any format after April 30.

So if you've been thinking of getting one of my books for yourself, or for an upcoming gift, or a few for your church library or book club, be sure to get the copies you want before the end of this month (HERE).

I don't have a relaunch date yet, but if and when these stories become available again, YOU will certainly be the first to know. Until then, please be sure to get the copies you may have been meaning to get. (AND for those of you who belong to Kindle Unlimited, they are now available FREE under that program - but only until the end of April.)

And in the meantime, keep an eye out for my next novels, currently under construction, which will be published one way or another... Lord willing.

Thank you, my reading friends, for your support.

Isaiah 43:19

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I've published five novels and 2 novellas (more about those on my website.) I've been writing all my life, but decided in 2007 to get serious about being published.

I love action movies and Jane Austen. (she’s dead, I know. I found that out when I tried to get her to endorse my novel)

They let me play Bass guitar and sing in a worship band.

I can produce 4 dozen homemade cinnamon rolls in a flash for a crowd of drooling young adults. Or publishing house editors.

I used to have a Harley. Now we have six (going on seven) grandkiddos. Decent trade, really.

I am a proud Grammy. Don't even think about taking candy from my babies.

I hate shopping (Yes, I'm aware that I'm a girl)

I've lived in Oregon all my life, spent time in Eugene (Go DUCKS!), Springfield, Reedsport, and Smith River. Which is not really a town, but a river, about 70 miles long, a tributary of the Umpqua River in southwest Oregon.

Although it's not a town, it is a community with a strong sense of pioneer history. It's cool to say you've lived there, especially if you lived there during the days when you had to take a boat to school. No joke! The old farmhouse my grandfather and my mother grew up in still stands, nestled into a narrow, pasture carpeted valley, complete with a swimmin' hole and its own 'crick'. It may turn up in one of my novels.

There's a rumor that my ancestors had a connection with the Mafia back in Sicily. I used to fantasize as a kid about a big black limo with tinted windows pulling up and whisking me away from school. Ahhh. So THAT'S why I'm having so much trouble conjugating my dangling participles now.

NOT RANDOM: I am challenged by the truth and amazed by the grace of God. And it's either in spite of or because of that grace that I hold a PhD in Learning Stuff the Hard Way.