WOMEN’S FICTION LAUNCH PARTY — MAY 5

Thirteen authors talk about their new releases. Win a book every half hour!

Women's Fiction Lauch Party
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Excellent line-up:
12:00 Lia Mack – Waiting for Paint to Dry
www.liamack.com
12:30 Carla Stewart – A Flying Affair
http://www.carlastewart.com
1:00 Elizabeth A. Havey – A Mother’s Time Capsule
http://elizabethahavey.com
1:30 Judith Keim – Straight Talk
www.judithkeim.com
2:00 Normandie Fischer – Heavy Weather
www.normandiefischer.com
2:30 Kristy Woodson Harvey – Dear Carolina
www.kristywoodsonharvey.com
3:00 Margaret Dilloway – Sisters of Heart and Snow
http://margaretdilloway.com
3:30 Shelley Noble – Whisper Beach
www.shelleynoble.com
4:00 Ute Carbone – The Tender Bonds
www.utecarbone.com
4:30 Samantha Bryant – Going Through the Change: A Menopausal Superhero Novel
http://samanthabryant.com
5:00 Cynthia Ruchti – As Waters Gone By
www.cynthiaruchti.com
5:30 M.C. Walker – Before the Lights Go Out
www.writermcwalker.blogspot.com
6:00 Kathryn Craft – The Far End of Happy
http://kathryncraft.com

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Heavy Weather by Normandie Fischer

Heavy Weather

by Normandie Fischer

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Available for Pre-order NOW! HEAVY WEATHER for Kindle

With the release date approaching–March 15–the Kindle version of Heavy Weather has been approved for pre-order. The print should follow soon.

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It takes a town to save a child. That town is Beaufort, North Carolina.

Annie Mac’s estranged husband vows that nothing will stop him from getting his baby girl. Not Annie Mac and certainly not that boy of hers.

Only four blocks away, Hannah Morgan lives in comfort with her husband and dog, making pottery and waiting for her best friend to come home. When she discovers the two children cowering in the bushes and their mama left for dead, it doesn’t take her long to set her coterie of do-gooders to some extra-strength do-gooding. Add in Clay, a lonely police lieutenant yanked out of his comfort zone and into the heart of this small family, and who knows what will happen?

From the author of Becalmed comes this latest tale of the Carolina coast, introducing some new characters to love–and to loathe.

If you haven’t read  Becalmed, the publisher has listed  it  for 99 cents for Kindle.

Heavy Weather 2

Cover Reveal: Heavy Weather

I’ve shown this cover as it’s been developing, but I finally have the ready-to-go front. The fonts have been tweaked, and I really like them.

What do you think?Heavy Weather 2

Another Carolina Coast story from the author of Becalmed

It takes a town to save a child. That town is Beaufort, North Carolina.

In this love story about a small Southern town that takes care of its own, the Beaufort folk reach out to embrace two children and their battered mama.

Annie Mac’s estranged husband has come to get his baby girl, and he’ll stop at nothing to have her. When childless Hannah Morgan discovers the two children cowering in the bushes and their mama left for dead, she rallies the sleepy town of Beaufort, NC, and sets her coterie of do-gooders to some extra-strength do-gooding. Add in a lonely police lieutenant yanked out of his comfort zone and into the heart of this small family, and who knows what will happen?

Learning about Landing Pages

All of you website gurus have this trick already in your bag. I, instead, am at the beginning of this particular learning curve.

But I just read some interesting tidbits from a man whose blog I follow. I really enjoy Joel Friedlander’s words of wisdom and encouragement on The Book Designer, and recently Joel talked about landing pages.

What, I wondered, were these? (You see how far behind I lag?) Joel and his guest proceeded to tell me.

And being a hands-on learner, I decided to see if I could create one that worked.

Would you take a look and let me know what you think? All you have to do is click HERE.

Or click on the Page Tab above that’s called HOME.

Will you do that and let me know? After all, that’s how I’ll learn and get it right!

 

Gulls in San Carlos Dec 2009Coming in for a landing–and aiming at Sea Venture (taken San Carlos, MX) 2010

Moving Forward with Book 3: Cover Design

Girl in White Dress in Storm HW 4

I’ve been through a million iterations of this cover. Loved one image but couldn’t determine ownership. Loved another but found someone else had used it in a very unfortunate way. So, I went back to this one, which really represents the story in a more compelling way than the other two.

I used the image of transparent innocence to show how two women see themselves: Annie Mac, an abused wife and mother who lost her innocence at a very young age, and Hannah, a childless woman whose best friends are now pregnant. The metaphorical sea rages as the women come together when Annie Mac’s estranged husband tries to kill her and take their little girl and Hannah rallies her coterie of do-gooders in Beaufort–including Detective Lieutenant Clay Dougherty (who had a bit part in Becalmed) to try to save them all.

The title is a sailing term. Becalmed, my first Beaufort book, showed the becalmed, windless life of Tadie. (Find it here.) Heavy Weather picks up the story two years later with Tadie’s best friend, Hannah, trying to help two children and their mother escape the machinations of a murderer. Heavy weather, all right.

What do you think of this cover? Would it make you want to buy it? Does it intrigue you?