On Friday, folks on my mailing list got to be among the first to see the cover for my new book, Finding Heaven. They also got the story behind the cover.
If you missed it, you can read about it here:
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As support for readers of this book who may be struggling with their own wounds, I also created a resource list of books and websites I found most helpful when I was trying to understand childhood sexual abuse, domestic violence, and sex trafficking. If this is something that interests you, check it out here:
And now, if you're like "I don't want to read anything else, just show me the cover already!", here it is:
I am thrilled to report that I am nearing the end of the first draft for this book. Then the real work will begin!
If this is the first time you've heard about this book, check out the book page here:
Some days, writing fiction for a living feels like walking through sludge in a mudstorm. I'm going to be honest—I spend a little bit of every day wondering if I'm actually going to be able to pull this off. But no risk, no reward. Right?
On Sunday afternoon, I had the privilege of being interviewed on Facebook by author Joy Norstrom, one of the authors with whom I am co-hosting the Inspiring Women event at Audreys Books in Edmonton on Thursday. (The other is P.D. Workman.) For posterity's sake, and in case you missed it, I am copying the interview here.
I work alone, people. And usually, I love it. But on days like today, when all I wanna do is drink tea and read books, this is what conversations around my office sound like...
Obligatory blog update. Mostly about writing. But also with a motivational Facebook Live video and guest post mention, in case you missed it. ;-)
A photo essay of what's been filling up my blog silence.
Writing reviews is probably one of the very best ways you can help your favourite authors (besides buying their books). On sites like Amazon, once a book has a certain number of reviews the platform "rewards" it by showing it in the "Also bought" lists. Some readers and book newsletters won't even consider reading a book until it has 25, 50, or even 100 reviews. But what makes a good review? Here are the "3 Rs" of writing a good book review.
Lately, I've been getting that too-familiar "overwhelmed" feeling. Looking back over the first six months of this year, I am coming to a difficult conclusion: I still can't do it all. So it's time to reset some priorities.