This is flagrant.
Unlike basketball, it is not a flagrant foul. It is flagrant self-pormotion for the start of a whole new Love Inspired series "Shepherd's Crossing"...
SHEPHERDS CROSSING MEME HERE. IF I GET ONE MADE!!!
And a whole block of new Westerns that I've written!
SO WE MUST CELEBRATE!!!!!
COFFEE!!!! (done, coffee and tea bar is set up to the left of French doors)
MIMOSAS!!!!! (what exactly is a mimosa???)
HOBNOBBING ON THE PATIO!!!! (do we have a patio?)
LIVE MUSIC!!! (Pandora....)
CAPTAIN JACK FROM OLD SEEKERVILLE DAYS!!!! (Oh, Captain Jack! You rogue!)
AND FOOD, FOOD, FOOD! (now that part I can handle!)
We've gotten a little blase about releases over the past few years. Once we all got published with traditional publishers, we kind of expected releases and forgot to celebrate the absolute amazement of being published authors, of having regular contracts, of being part of the group we worked so hard to join....
How silly of us! With so many folks striving toward that same goal, how frightfully thin of us to treat it like casual news. I'm here to say there is nothing casual about it.... so today we celebrate a new book... a new series... a new setting in western Idaho and a whole new cast of characters.
The Bible tells us to celebrate good times.
The Lord wishes his people joy. That joy, joy, joy, joy down in their hearts.
And celebrating things like this isn't lauding... it's recognizing that we should never take success or opportunity for granted.
It should be worked for and attained... but not casually expected.
So today there is no big writing lesson to be learned. Today there is simply time to have fun. To realize that some rewards take longer than others (yes, I wrote for seven years before I got The Call)... and that with those rewards comes humility and a paycheck.
BOTH ARE GOOD!!!
And the fun of writing westerns and cowboys and cattle, sheep, donkeys, horses, dogs, cats, kittens, puppies, birds.... There is something so refreshing about being part of the land in these stories. And while Shepherds Crossing (the town) needs a fair share of work, the people coming to town-- and staying-- have some great ideas.
I think you'll love book one, a great reunion romance... and book two is a Christmas novella that is packaged with the very most wonderfully engaging and delightful Linda Goodnight. What an absolute joy to work with her!
And following right on the heels of that is "A Cowboy in Shepherd's Crossing" a beautiful story of living a lie.... only the hero didn't know he was living a lie. And when the truth comes to light, there's a lot of reckoning going on. But here's the heart of reckoning on a farm or ranch....
You're too busy to sit around moping.
Way too busy.
So the mopes go away eventually because there's work to be done and there's only so many people to get it done...
We'll have more reasons to celebrate this year, for lots of us, but today, if you're looking for a beach read, or a nighttime read, or an afternoon on the porch read.... Well, shucks, ma'am.
Here it is. LINK TO AMAZON, DARLINGS....