Late that same day I received the news that the first book in the Cooper Harrington series, KILLER MUSIC, had been awarded the GOLD MEDAL in the mystery category for the Global Ebook Awards. Very exciting weekend!!
If DEADLY CONNECTION doesn’t win, I’ll be working with my team to get it published as soon as possible, hopefully by November. If it is a winner, the process will probably take a bit more time, since I’ll be working with a new publishing group and will have less control. I’ll keep you posted.
While I’ve been waiting to learn more about the fate of DEADLY CONNECTION, I started the fifth Hometown Harbor novel. I’m only about 5,000 words into it, but enjoy returning to the island and visiting all of my old friends. I just received three new reviews on Amazon for the series and the new reader said how much she loved the feeling of friendship and family in the series. She wants to live there! I’ve heard that same sentiment from several readers…I agree—it would be a great place to live.
I’m looking forward to cooler weather. I’m not sure why, but I find it easier to write on cloudy days. It’s difficult to focus right now due to my excitement surrounding the anticipation of DEADLY CONNECTION being a big winner. I’m trying to keep my expectations low and concentrate on my new project.
Fall will be a busy time. Along with the contest, I’m coordinating a local author tea and book sale on October 22nd. If you’re in the Fallon area, I hope you’ll stop by and visit with ten local authors. We are all discounting our books for the day and there will be opportunities to win raffle prizes of our books. I’ll post more as the event nears.
Until next time, I hope you carve out time to relax and read a few books.