“Couldn’t put it down.”
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In a magical Ozarks town, Nora finds the peace she needs--and then love came calling...
The lives of 3 contemporary women--Nora/Lynn/and Jessie, The Basket Maker's Wife--are woven into The Maiden/Mother/and Crone of Celtic lore. Made stronger by love and Jessie's healing, each woman is a gift to the others and to Mill Haven. Add new loves and Nora has a big new life--
~Since the beginning of time, women have been gatherers and needed baskets to store and to carry. Today’s woman might use a purse or a tote bag, but a basket is a lot better. Every basket has a purpose, like the picnic basket, the egg basket, and so on, and the best baskets are made with loving hands. You can always tell who is going to put a good basket to use.~
Jessie Holbrook, The Basket Maker’s Wife~~ NEWS FLASH! THE BASKET MAKER'S WIFE WILL SOON BE AVAILABLE IN PAPER! (Don't bother reading the description; the real one isn't done yet. :))
How do you love this gorgeous flow thru cover?! I do. The baskets are my own shots, my baskets, used by the cover artist, NajlaQamberDesigns. (I'm in love with baskets. :))
That is only one project. Book 2 of my series is going thru its stages now. Read the following list of my 2016 goals, a partial of the INTERVIEW given to Sleuth's Mystery Writers in Springfield MO:
I’m in a creative/fertile “nesting” period right now, writing away and learning. My 12 Plans for 2016 also include:
- Get back into dictation.
- Collect all the articles I’ve written in the last 30 years about how to write and stash them in a folder for a potential book. We need more of those, don’t we? (To understand that last question, now that I have awards for humor.) However: I highly recommend Dwight Swain’s Techniques of Best Selling Writers. Study it, mystery writers.
- Complete my book list up on my website and linked. This is challenging.
- Switch my full website Name Domain to something I can manage for now.
- Indy publish a new completed book at my copyeditor now. Finish the WIP. Write the 3rd/4th Novelette in a series, lift a free short series to Wattpad. (Thank you, Shirley McCann, for pushing me into Shorts.)
- Publish more backlist. This includes getting ISBN, Formatting, covers.
- Covers: More consistent looks. Working with designers (I like artistic filters).
- Review of my current published books’ metadata. I just heard this: Constantly review. We learn as we go. Or we should. Makes sense.
- Redo my Amazon author profile and link my out of print/reverted rights Traditional/legacy books with my own Indy books.
- Do some iBook coupons, some free books, some GoodReads giveaways.
- Take more online courses, re: marketing on Facebook.
- A friend and I are considering meeting for a formal brainstorming session. Each brings to the table 5 things about their WIP for which they need help. Time is equalized. That Equal Time is an essential agreement, else someone dominates and someone comes away frustrated.
- More stepping outside the usual, i.e. attending NINC, which does have a non-member one-day, First Note. Testing what works. I might even draft up a business plan. (A little humor, you know.)
Okay, let's see how much I can get done of those somewhat mighty plans. :) One thing I have learned in over 30 years in this business is that you'd better RECONFIGURE AS NEEDED. Remember that new writers. :)
Please do join my E-NEWSLETTER. Giveaways and contests, you know, plus what I’m doing—like crocheting and painting, which will turn up in new books/shorts. I LOVE LOVE Twitter and Facebook.
And that leaves this question: What are your writing/publishing plans for 2016?