As my second book approaches publication, I am once again reminded that there is much more to writing a book than simply the writing of the words. The writing (and re-writing) is the hard part. The finding of just the right word to express exactly what it is you are trying to say…finding the right sentence to end a chapter…that’s where the frustration is.
Once you’ve written the book and done all the edits, the fun begins. There are covers to review, book jackets to write, and blurbs to be gotten. Personally, I love this part of the book publication process. Seeing all of the many steps it takes to bring a book to market makes me realize that this is an industry I want to be in for some time.
My latest novel, A Ripple in the Water, is scheduled to be released on July 26. This book has a bit more spice to it than my first novel as it tells the story of a woman who falls in love with a younger man. To give you a hint of what to expect, here is the blurb from the back of the book:
When widow and single mother, Katharine Penner, spots a tall, gorgeous stranger on the other side of the local swimming pool, she is struck by her immediate and intense reaction to him. In an awkward and very uncomfortable turn of events, Kate learns that the stranger she was drawn to is none other than Riley Morgan, the new swim coach and college-aged son of one of her closest friends.
Riley has long harbored feelings for Kate but kept them his most closely guarded secret, all too aware of the fact she was married and off limits. But now, one year after tragedy has left Kate alone, he has come home for the summer determined to win her affections.
As the summer progresses, these two find that their mutual attraction for each other blossoms into something much more serious than either of them ever thought possible. But can Kate’s second chance at love overcome the obstacles created by their thirteen year age difference and her friendship with Wendy, Riley’s incredibly overprotective mother?
I hope that the blurb above has piqued your interest and you’ll run out to Barnhill’s bookstore in downtown Winston Salem on July 26th to pick up your copy! I’ll be there that evening from 6 – 7:30 for a book signing and I’d love to see you!
To garner your attention further, I’m displaying the book cover below. And no, those are not my legs….