Just dropping in to let you know that you can download the Kindle edition of Charleston Tides FREE today only. This is the first time my latest book has gone to free, and it will probably be the only time for awhile, so catch it while you can! (Note: This is Book 3 in a series.)
My next book is set in Middle Tennessee, which is where I’m from. I happened to think that Middle Tennessee is not often depicted in movies or shows, and that readers might like to know what we sound like! Of course, there are many different accents even in the region, so I have to do a bit of generalizing. Check out the audio below for an exploration of the accents you will hear in the book!
I’m so excited to share the cover of my next book, Thank God for Mississippi. It has it all: a porch, a rocking chair, ferns, and oh-so-Southern hydrangeas. It also has a bit of swirly font that reflects the (slight) chaos that ensues within the book. Without further ado, I give you the cover!
Thank God for Mississippi is written in first person perspective—a totally new experiment for me! Since I have been writing for about twelve years, I have only ever written within the third person realm, sometimes with a bird’s eye view and sometimes within a character’s mind. But Mississippi simply refused to allow me not to allow her to tell her own story. Here is an audio I recorded explaining in a bit more detail the perspective in TGFM.
Some of my readers may think of me primarily as an author of Historical Fiction, while some may associate me more with the modern elements of my time-slip series. I do tend to identify more as a historical fiction author, and actually, Thank God for Mississippi is my first full-length modern book. So I recorded a little audio on the reasons I decided to publish this one before my next historical novel that was in the queue. Here is the audio:Continue reading Why Modern?
My next book is going to be a modern day book set in small town Tennessee! I am excited about this book – I love this story and these characters, and I think you will, too. So what is the book about? I know we all like to categorize books, but this one is a little hard to do. Is there romance? Yes, subtly. Is there mystery? A little. Is there a Women’s Fiction Element? To a certain degree. Is it a commentary on small town Southern life? In many respects. Is there humor? Yes. Basically, it’s just life. I dug deep for this one, striving to strip it of anything inauthentic. I believe you will love it from cover to cover!Continue reading New Book – First Details!
Hi friends! I have updated the answers to a couple of my previous Q&As to provide greater clarity. I just wanted to officially note them on the blog to flag them for you, but you will also find them in their places on the Q&A tabs. Thanks!
Q: Do you write Christian Fiction or General Market?
A: General Market. For now, I do not feel led to market my books as Christian Fiction. I am a Christian, and there are Christian elements in my books because I try to write authentically, and faith is such a deep reality for me. It would be impossible for me to take faith out of my characters’ lives when I am trying to craft three-dimensional figures who reflect real life. I receive God’s inspiration and seek His guidance as I write. However, readers should be aware that I do not seek to mold my writing to any narrative generally required of authors who publish and market as Christian Fiction. I write organically and authentically to myself and my characters, and I am not bound by editorial guidelines as to allowable themes, moral tones, or character resolutions. My books are General Market – Historical Fiction/Contemporary Fiction that happen to have characters who have/grapple with faith.
Q: Does Charleston Tides stand alone?
A: No. You need to start with Book 1, Southern Rain, and continue with Book 2, Northern Fire, to get the full story and understand everything that happens in the series. In that way, the series is a bit like a saga, but I don’t call it that because the word “saga,” in addition to just meaning a long story, which this is, also can mean a highly emotional, heroic tale, which this is not.
Charleston Tides releases today! I am so excited to share the culmination of this series with my readers, who have been the best readers a writer could ask for! Here’s to three books, the end of a series, and new beginnings!Continue reading Charleston Tides Releases Today!
The release date for Charleston Tides has been set! February 12, you will be able to order the book in paperback or Kindle formats from Amazon. Preorder is available now for the Kindle format. Note: if you prefer to order online from Barnes & Noble or Books-A-Million, you will most likely be able to within a month of the release when the book goes to expanded distribution.
Click the link below to preorder your Kindle and have it delivered to your device on February 12!Continue reading Charleston Tides Release Date
I am so excited to share the cover of Charleston Tides with you. It is my favorite yet! I will be getting info to you on the release date soon. You won’t have long to wait now! Thank you so much for your patience and excitement throughout the delays. Without further ado, I give you the cover!