Here is the cover for my next book, a suspense novel, which will be released in August. Check it out!
Now that Lily’s Story is complete, I’ve begun writing a new suspense series. I’m working on the first book now, titled Witness. It will be available in August. You can see the progress of the book on the right-hand side of my website. Once I’m closer to finishing the book, I’ll post more information about it, but if you like my suspense stories, you’ll like this one!
I wanted to update everyone to let you know that “Life Imperfect” is currently with beta readers and will be released soon! For the first 24 hours after it’s released, the price will be $2.99. After that it will go up to $3.99. If you want to be notified when it’s available so you can take advantage of this price reduction (and to get my two standalone suspense novels for FREE), sign up for my newsletter. You can do that by clicking HERE.
If you’re a fan of the Lily’s Story series, I think you’ll like this book!
I’m excited to show you the cover for Life Imperfect (Lily’s Story, Book 4). I’m about halfway done writing the novel and expect to release it sometime in March. I hope you’re excited to read more of Lily’s story!
When I release it, I’ll offer it for a discounted price for the first 24 hours, so make sure to sign up for my newsletter so that you can take advantage of the savings for that brief period. You can sign up by clicking HERE. If you sign up for my newsletter you’ll also receive my two standalone suspense novels for free.
Happy January! I love this time of year–it feels so fresh and new.
I have two pieces of news to share with my wonderful readers. First, I’m now giving away my two standalone suspense novels (No Way Out and Suspicions) to anyone who signs up for my newsletter. You can get in on this by clicking HERE.
The second piece of news is that I’m currently writing a 4th book in the Lily’s Story series. You can track my progress on the right-hand side of my website as I update it every day that I write. I expect to have the book out sometime in March.
I’d like to wish each of you a fantastic New Year!
“The Other Morgan” is done and ready for you to read! All the links are below. The description is at the end of this post.
The Other Morgan (a parallel story) is a follow-up novel to the Parallel Trilogy and is meant to be read after you’ve read the entire trilogy. This book description contains spoilers for the trilogy.
Morgan Campbell has always followed the rules–regular weigh-ins, only eating what she’s supposed to–all in an effort to guarantee she’s never noticed by the Enforcers, the people who make sure all citizens obey the law. So when a boy she’s never met before tells her that Enforcers are hunting for her and that she needs to go with him, she doesn’t hesitate. To her horror, she discovers that another girl named Morgan–a girl from a parallel world–has spent two months impersonating her and has made enemies in high places.
When Morgan is taken in by Nick, the leader of a resistance group, she is forced to come to grips with the destruction that has become her life. Not only are Enforcers eager to capture her, but everyone believes she is the one who has suffered at the hands of the Enforcers and then escaped not once, but twice, from the Federally Assisted Thinning centers where the Morgan from the parallel world was locked up.
Can she get her life back? Or will she find herself paying for the mistakes of the girl who pretended to be her?
The Other Morgan does not contain any profanity or sexual content.
I’ve decided to try something new. I’m making The Other Morgan available for pre-order. The actual release date is November 21, 2014, but you can pre-order it now on Amazon. Here are the links:
In other news, I’ve bundled my two standalone suspense novels (No Way Out and Suspicions). You can buy the bundle for $5.99, which is a savings of $4.00 over buying each book separately. Links to all the vendors are below.
To celebrate brand-new covers for my two standalone novels, as well as the revisions and updates I’ve just completed on them, both books are temporarily reduced to $2.99. They will be at this price for about a week, and then the price will go up to $4.99, so take advantage of this great deal! Of course neither one contains any profanity or sexual content.
I’m currently working with Amazon to make it possible for anyone who previously purchased these books to get the updated versions. I’ll let you know how to do it as soon as I know they will allow it.
Abby Breuner fears the worst. Pregnant with her third child, and having problems at work, Abby is alarmed when her husband, Eric, vanishes without any warning. And what appeared to be a close-enough-to-perfect life gets permanently turned upside down when she finds an ominous book and a large amount of cash stowed in a forgotten corner of her closet.
When a neighbor boy is kidnapped for ransom, Stacey Hunter is stunned to discover that circumstantial evidence points to her husband. Not able to believe he could be involved in such a horrifying crime, she sets out to discover who is really behind the kidnapping.
We all love the game of tag, or at least we used to as children—racing around the yard, trying to avoid being tagged “It”. Well, as adults we play a different kind of tag—it’s just as fun, although it burns a lot few calories. That’s the kind of tag where a friend tags us to do something or share something.
I’ve been tagged in an author blog hop! My friend Nancy Campbell Allen was tagged, and she’s tagged me! (By the way, check out her stuff—she writes great stories!) This is a fun way for us to share information about our writing, as well as to spotlight other authors. So here goes:
What are you working on now?
I recently released After, which is a follow-up story to my Parallel Trilogy. Now I’m working on another follow-up book called The Other Morgan. For those of you who have read the Parallel Trilogy, that title will make total sense, but if you haven’t, get reading
Why do you write what you do?
I once read a quote from Benjamin Disraeli that explains it perfectly: “When I want to read a good book, I write one.” In other words, I write what I love to read. I just hope others love it too! I feel extremely blessed to have the job that I have. As far back as I can remember, I’ve loved to read, and for the last 14 years (off and on) I’ve been writing my own stories. Exactly one year ago I was able to quit my day job to write full-time. I never dreamed that would happen, and I’m thankful everyday.
The reason I began writing the stories I write is because I love suspense, but I really dislike all the profanity that’s so typical in that genre. I wanted to read exciting and suspenseful stories where I didn’t have to mentally bleep out swear words, so I decided to write clean suspense!
How does your writing process work?
Like I said in an earlier post, I’m a total pantser, which means I don’t outline. I start with an idea, think about a character, have a vague notion of how the story should end, and then I just go for it. For example, with the Parallel Trilogy I wondered what it would be like if being overweight was illegal. Originally the story was just going to be one book, but when I got to a certain point in the story, I realized it was much more involved than that. The entire trilogy is about 900 pages, so you can see that one book was unrealistic.
My subconscious must know what’s going to happen though, because I published each book before I had any idea what was going to happen in the next book, but somehow it all comes together. I love when that happens!