Friday, June 4, 2010


I'm still swamped. Writing under deadline pressure is not fun, but I keep thinking how wonderful it will be to see the Free Men and Dreamers project completed. It began almost six years ago with a concept, and by December, the final two volumes of this patriotic series will be on the shelves, and I will be able to rest for a while.

Maybe not. . . The marketing of a book is a daunting task as well. We're still introducing readers to "Awakening Avery." The first official wave of reviews are in and they have made the craziness of AA's spring rush worth every chewed-off nail.

Bloggers all over the cyber-sphere are running the blog-tour promotion. We're giving away autographed copies of the book as well as a pretty awesome necklace I designed specifically for the launch. It's a tradition I've begin--to have a piece of jewelry made for each new book. I'm sharing one with our blog tour winner, so I hope you'll visit th blog sites and enter.

So while all this is going on, I'm back to the computer, or with my nose in some historical record. Bombs are bursting in mid-air and my arms are prickling with pride. Summer adds to those feelings of patriotism, doesn't it?

So let "Awakening Avery" inspire you to pour a tall lemonade and dream or heal by Anna Maria's coast. Or if summer means star-spangled parades to remember our patriotism, Free Men and Dreamers will fit your bill. In either case, I hope you'll share a bit of summer with me.


  1. I can't wait to read your book! I got it in the mail the other day and hope to read it by next week.

  2. Good luck with your deadlines! I'm sure it will be worth it. I'll have to get a hold of your Free Men and Dreamers books. I'll bet my husband would love those, too.

  3. I hope you enjoy it, Taffy. I'd love to hear. Angie, I'm really excited about the way book four is coming along. I have a hard tie choosing a favorite volume of FM&D. I think I'm still partial to volume two though. Lots of tender moments mingled in with some remarkable history in that one.

  4. Good luck with your deadlines. I loved loved loved Awakening Avery as you know you saw my review and I would love to be able to read one of your new Patriotic Series of books. I blog for books, am disabled and my hubby is laid off right now, so I can't go out and buy them.
    I hope I can win one of yours as I think you are a very promising new author for me!

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