Oh, I am so sorry I’ve been MIA! I forgot how much work it is to get ready to launch a novel, to write another novel, and to be a freelance editor and book coach. Add in some nervousness and excitement and some things just fall to the side. Like laundry. Oh, the clothes are clean, but in a pile. Grab and go. That’s me.
I hope that’s you too, and that you’ll grab a copy of Left to Chance either with a pre-order or when it goes on sale on Tuesday! All the links are right here.
In addition to Left to Chance arriving in bookstores and online on Tuesday, my daughter will be arriving for Thanksgiving! I can’t think of a better way to celebrate.
And, if you’re in the Philadelphia area please help me celebrate Left to Chance by stopping by to say hi at one of these signings or events!
Between you and me, this is my favorite book of the three I’ve had published. Each one has a lot of meaning because of all the work that went into it, but Left to Chance ended up to be the most personal, which is odd considering it’s the first book I’ve written that does not have a morsel of my own life at its core. Weird, right? Teddi’s shoes were the easiest to slip into, and I felt like I was Teddi when I was writing. It was almost a virtual reality experience for me when she walked through her hometown, when she sat on the steps of her best friend’s childhood home, and when she stood outside the town’s cemetery, afraid to go in, even though in real life, I am not afraid, or even wary of, cemeteries.
I especially enjoyed writing what’s been deemed “the love square” not only by my literary agent but by Library Journal.
So, what’s a love square? It means that Teddi’s emotions are tangled up with three men. One she used to love, one she thinks she loves, and one she thinks she could love. That being said, this is not only a love square but squarely women’s fiction. Teddi gets into messes and out of them, on her own. She faces her fears, her misgivings, and makes decisions that are best for her. And she has some really cool women friends in the mix.
Hey, I guess that part is like me. I have some awesome women friends (and I count many of you among them).
I’ll be back to tell you more about Left to Chance!
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