Wednesday, January 20, 2016

We can be heroes

This year's gotten off to a rough start in the arts world! It was horrible to lose both David Bowie and Alan Rickman so close together, then Glenn Frey... hopefully Heaven won't need any more for awhile. But sad as it is to lose them, the beauty of creating art is that we can enjoy the amazing work they left us as their legacies.

I'm grateful for the inspiration of these talented artists! Each heroes in their own right.



News and other nonsense

I don't think I mentioned before, at least not formally, that I finally received the rights back to my Native American historical novel, Follow The Stars Home.

The publisher, Eternal Press, had gone through some transitions. The old, non-responsive publisher is gone, long live the king. 

And I have my rights back, and have re-published the novel on Smashwords.

The story's very special to me, as it has local ties to Carlisle, Pa., and is based on the launch of the ill-fated Carlisle Indian Industrial School. It broke my heart to read some of the actual accounts of students who were forced to abandon their families and attend this boarding school. I began researching it before I'd planned to write about it, but when a story took shape in my head, I had to follow wherever it led.

If you'd like to read the opening chapters, I've posted them on Wattpad. I hope you enjoy Quiet Thunder and Black Bear's story!


Upcoming events

On Feb. 13, I'm joining local romance authors for a signing once again at Ashcombe's Greenhouse. It's always a fun event, and it's set in the nice, warm greenhouse where we're surrounded by plants and actual blooming flowers - such a lovely change from the polar vortex we've experienced of late. If you're in the area, I hope you'll come in from the cold and join us that afternoon.

And on April 2nd, I'm taking part in a local author event at the Hershey Public Library in Hershey, Pa. It's always the sweetest place on earth, but that day will be even sweeter!



Wands up!



2 comments:

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Glad you got your rights back to the book.
Good luck with the events. I assume there will be chocolates served at the library?
We lost some real talent this past week.

Mariposa Cruz said...

Love your title. The world needs more heroes.
Congrats on getting your rights back.
Sounds like you have some fun author events for 2016!