Lots of exciting stuff is happening these days. First, Webfoot Publishing, the company I formed to handle my series, has just published its second author, Alice Lynn. Many of you who know me also know Alice. She’s my close friend and critique partner, as well as an awesome writer. I have no intentions of becoming a publisher in the traditional sense, but I did want to do a little more than just release my own writing, and Alice is the perfect person to work with. She published her first book Wrenn: Egypt House through Inkwater Press a few years ago, then released Volunteer for Glory in March through Puddletown. Both books are historical fiction with a love story aspect, though not technically romance. Her latest book, Scattered Pieces, is women’s fiction set in the ’50s and ’60s. Here’s the description.
When Katie’s little brother is snatched in 1946 it tears her family apart. It’s only through her friendship with the irrepressible Marilyn, and Marilyn’s handsome brother Tom, that she navigates a lonely childhood. In college, studying psychology helps Katie understand her mother’s mental illness and her own fears. And it leads to a client who may know something about her brother’s disappearance.
Scattered Pieces retails for $2.99 in ebook form at your favorite online retailers. The print version will be available in time for Christmas. If you’d like to read the book and would be willing to let us know of any typos you find, I’ll send you a free copy. Just leave a comment below. While publishing Running Wide Open, I discovered that no matter how many edits and copy edits you enlist, typos always sneak through. I decided that with future books I’d put the ebook version out first to get more sets of eyes on it and catch these glitches before I paid for a POD proof.
In other news, I’m going to be part of the Rain Boots Required YA Author Tour in October. Stacey Wallace Benefiel, Angela Carlie, and Rebecca Knight, all YA indie authors from the Portland area, will also be involved. We’ll be making the following stops:
- October 1st, Cover to Cover Books, Vancouver, WA
- October 7th, West Linn Library, West Linn, OR
- October 17th, Interzone, Inc. Corvallis, OR
- October 20th, Beaverton Library, Beaverton, OR
- October 22nd, A Children’s Place Bookstore, Portland, OR
We’ll also be at Wordstock, though not all at the same booth, as I’ll be sharing a space with my friend Laura Marshal, the founder of The Starving Writer. Alice will be there as well.
For times and addresses of the Rain Boots Required YA Author Tour, see our Facebook page.