Samantha’s Solace Preview

Hey, check this out: Just posted on the site over at Swoon‘s site…

The quick blurb for Samantha’s Solace!

It’s a YA Romance novella – so a pretty grand departure from Through a Dusty Window… But so much fun to write!



When it Stays…

I’m excited about the new things coming up…

But I’m still really excited about Through a Dusty Window… It’s at the point now where someone out there picks it up to read every day (or at least I get one purchase every day on Amazon) – which is more than I’d hoped for. I’ve also had quite a few people – friends and acquaintances – get in touch about having read it. I think that the best thing anyone has said — and I’ve heard it a couple times — is that one of the stories (or more) has stuck with them. That they’ve found themselves thinking about the characters even days after they’d finished reading. I’ve also had a couple people say that they wished there was more to read. What more could I ask for than that? (Much better than being relieved when it’s over, huh?)

Before I’d put work out into the world for criticism and reflection, I didn’t really ever think about what it was that I wanted people to say to me about it. I knew that I wanted to be able to say that I was a writer. That I’d written such and such a book… But I don’t think I got much beyond that in my dreams. So the feedback has been a very welcome thrill. And I feel grateful for every single reader that feels compelled to say anything – whether here, to me personally, or on Amazon or Goodreads… It’s very validating.

Thanks to everyone who has read my stories – and for those for whom historical fiction or literary shorts aren’t really your thing… maybe you’ll pick up Samantha’s Solace when it comes out? YA romance anyone? 🙂

Can’t wait to see what this year holds… so far it’s been wonderful.

I Finally Get to Say…

I got a publishing deal!

It’s not a big one (I’m not John Grisham, people). But it’s a chance to work with a REAL publisher (besides me) who wants to help put my work out into the world.

I’m sure that you can imagine the happy dances that have gone on around my house lately, and the joy and even relief (that feeling of “oh, wow, maybe I really CAN do this”)…

So please keep your ears peeled as I begin promoting my newest publication, a young adult romance novella titled “Samantha’s Solace” with my publisher, Swoon Romance. You can see the announcement on their site here… just in case you are as excited as I am. (Or in case you’re in my critique group and thinking, “seriously?”)

I feel like I might be one tiny stair step higher on my journey.