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DEATH WARMED OVER released today! Couldn't be more excited. The Lily Drake series is coming to an end, but this book tour is just gearing up.
Please come see me Thursday at Colonial Books in the Kroger shopping plaza in Mount Vernon, Ohio from 4-6pm and be sure to check out Author's on the Air this evening at 8pm. I'll be live with the fabulous Pam Stack!
Also, be sure to enter to win a signed copy of one of my three books by entering the giveaway listed below.
Thanks so much to all my readers, my publisher and everyone else who has played a part in this series becoming what it has!
Click the banner above to check out a great review of DEATH WARMED OVER and a really fun interview with Michelle from Mom with a Kindle!
DEATH WARMED OVER is available now at AMAZON
As I peruse different websites offering advice to aspiring writers, I notice so many of them say "set goals." They push you to ask yourself, "What do I want to accomplish with this manuscript?"
The Life & Death of Lily Drake was my first novel. I had no real goals as far as most aspiring novelists. In the back of my head, I didn't make a far-fetched list of accomplishments to achieve like the following:
1. Get published
2. Sell a million copies
3. Make a Lily Drake movie
4. Buy a beautiful house in the French Quarter and live happily ever after.
Although, #4 is an actual goal of mine, it had nothing to do with the book.
What I had hoped to achieve by writing the Lily Drake series had more to do with writing a different type of book, even if no one ever saw it. I wanted to write a book that someone like myself wanted to read. My goals were more like this:
1. Create a heroine that is older, has a family, and is more relatable to women my age.
2. Write scenes where said heroine doesn't wait around for a man to come save her. She takes charge and saves herself. Create a protagonist that I would be proud for young girls to emulate.
3. Make sure the main character is more like every woman. She won't be a size two with a giant bosom, perfect natural blond hair, a perky demeanor all the time and SHE WILL MAKE MISTAKES.
Will I ever win a Pulitzer for this? Of course not, however, if one woman reads this book and somehow even for a few moments I made her feel empowered, then I have achieved my goal.
The Dragon Blog did a spotlight of my new release, Death Warmed Over and a great review of Life & Death of Lily Drake! Click the banner above and check it out!
Click on the banner above to check out my interview with writer / blogger and fabulous chick, Suzanne Payne!