The “one to get ready” announcement is a reminder of the NW Publishers Book Fair in Portland’s Pioneer Square on July 30th. Puddletown Publishing Group will have a table, and I’m very excited to be one of their authors. Pat Lichen, Roxie Matthews, Susan Landis-Steward and I will be there to schmooze and autograph copies of our books; Volunteer for Glory, Kidnapping the Lorax, Sanna, Sorceress Apprentice, and The Blind Leading the Blind. Other tables will feature other publishers and authors. Don’t miss Jean Sheldon, publisher and mystery writer (Flowers for Her Grave and Woman in the Wing) and Veronica Esagui, host of the local TV show, Authors Forum, and author of Veronica’s Diaries. Come out to peruse, visit, and buy. The Fair runs from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tents are provided for the booksellers in case the fickle Oregon weather decides to drizzle.
My “two to go” is announcing that, Scattered Pieces, my third novel, has come to the final round of checking for typos.
Scattered Pieces is scheduled for a late August release through Lisa Nowak’s Webfoot Publishing. Between now and then is the final run through of the manuscript and approval of a completed cover. Lisa has just published her own YA novel, Running Wide Open, the first of a five book series set in the world of stock car racing. Her second book, Getting Sideways, is set for publication in September.
I am still completely hyped with the positive reception that Volunteer for Glory is receiving and will continue to work hard at marketing, but I’m also looking forward to releasing Scattered Pieces first in e-pub formats and then in POD.
For those of you who don’t know anything about the story, Scattered Pieces is set from 1946 to 1961, a more recent era than the Civil War or turn-of-the-century. (Wrenn, Egypt House.) When Katie Harris’s little brother, Jimmy, disappears at a Cleveland train station, her life, and the life of her family, will never be the same. Determined to be the best she can be, and to make up for her brother’s loss, Katie excels in school, eventually majoring in psychology. In the course of a graduate counseling internship, she is assigned an unsettling client who may be the link to what happened to Jimmy.