Lots of news from my neck of the woods, but most of it has to do with my busyness. Besides writing the next Carolina Coast novel, I’m now a monthly contributor to Novel Rocket. The second Wednesday of every month you can find me there, talking about life as an author. But don’t wait until Wednesdays: the blog has wonderful contributors every day.
And if you’re on my mailing list, I’ll let you know about new releases and other fun things, including opportunities for freebies and my new audiobooks. The second edition of Sailing out of Darkness just released and has been brought into the Carolina Coast fold with a brand new cover. One of my favorite narrators, Laura Jennings, will begin recording the audiobook soon.
Sleepy Creek Press and I have teamed with Selz.com to create a store for my audiobooks, which will save you, the buyer, a chunk of change and will help me pay for the talented narrators I’ve hired. I’m very proud of the audiobooks we’re produced and hope you’ll check them out. You can listen to samples on my website or in the Store.
The Georgia Romance Writers are a talented group of women. I’m reading books from the other finalists in the Strong Romantic Elements category of the Maggie Award for Excellence, and I’m very impressed. This means that, win or lose, I feel hugely honored that they chose Sailing out of Darkness as a finalist. Thank you, ladies!
Y’all know how much fun contests are. Well, this has been a delightful week for my books.
Today, I learned that Sailing out of Darkness is one of three finalists in the Single Title Category (for romantic as opposed to romance fiction) of the Aspen Gold Contest from the Heart of Denver Romance Writers!
Readers in Denver, thank you!
For one more day, the Kindle version remains at 99 cents.
First of all, the news about four days of 99 cents for Kindle. WhiteFire Publishing has finally put Sailing out of Darkness in the almost-free category, so if any of you dear folk have been waiting to save a couple of dollars to read (oh, and pretty please, to review?) my second book, this is your chance We all like bargains, don’t we?
And just to remind you how fun the book is, here’s the trailer again:
My next bit of good news? Becalmed is a finalist in the Heart of Excellence Contest for Strong Romantic Elements. I want to thank the lovely folk at Ancient City Romance Authors, the St. Augustine, FL, RWA chapter, for their support!
Here’s the Becalmed trailer, because I love it, too.
Editor Linda Yezak donned a flak jacket before writing to tell me what was wrong with the Sailing out of Darkness trailer. When I said that I LOVE constructive criticism, she breathed a sigh and shed the jacket. “I was sweating in there.”
I don’t know about you, but when someone I respect makes suggestions, I’m going to listen. Why? Because I want to learn to be the best “me” possible. I knew I wouldn’t be sending my work to Hollywood, and I also knew professionals could have done a better job than I, but I can’t afford the professionals and thus am grateful for all the help someone offers.
Now, it’s time to move on. Get back to my rewrites. Get the house cleaned for my daughter’s visit. In other words, stop tinkering with Animoto and get to work.
But before I do that, here’s the shortened, updated, edited version. What do you think?