Meet {Sincerely Yours} authors all week, Jane's {A Saving Grace} & A lovely Scribe's prize {Giveaway}

Over the next few days you will have the privilege of meeting each of the authors who have contributed a novella for the Sincerely Yours release from Revell. While many have already gotten their hands on it, today, April 1st is the official release date! Welcome to my little corner of the internet where I like to share stories, encouragement and my writing life. May this next week be one of discovery for you, of new authors, as well as the renewed discovery of the hand-written word.

I like writing with a pen or pencil now and then. I often make notes to myself with pen and paper and not just on the computer screen. There is something about permanent ink on white that makes me think carefully about each word I write down. Including the signature that is often, for me, Warmly...but it carries with it my sincerity. And it counts as having written. Isn't that what we writers are all about? And sometimes writing an encouraging note to a friend is the finest writing around. I think I'll go do that right now, hand-written, of course!
 

Who will you write a note to this week? Share with us below.

list of this week's postings as they release so you don't miss'em!
Wednesday: Laurie Alice Eakes
Thursday: Ann Shorey
Friday: Amanda Cabot 

Jane's {A Saving Grace}:

Sincerely Yours is a novella of four letters, each changing one woman's life leading her to discover things about herself and yes, maybe even finding love. My writing sisters for this novella are  Ann Shorey, Laurie Alice Eakes and Amanda Cabot. Our stories are set in different historical periods but we are linked together by the idea of a letter making a difference in someone's life. My story (they will all be released as separate ebooks after the initial trade paperback launch April 1, 2014) is titled "A Saving Grace."

Grace is a music teacher for the large Eastern Oregon ranches at the turn of the century. She travels from ranch to ranch staying a week at a time. Grace's life is excruciatingly predictable until she receives a letter from the daughter of a friend, a child of eight asking Grace to please bring her mother home. Grace's friend it seems has - in grief - taken herself to a remote hospital called Wilderness Heights near Olalla, Washington state, on Puget Sound. She is taking the fasting cure of Dr. Linda Hazzard. Both the child and the attorney who also wrote a letter to Grace, are worried and Grace decides to see what she can find out about this mysterious hospital and the strange ways of Linda Hazzard. There are lots of metaphors about food in this story and about what keeps us "fed" and "filled up." What happens next involves yet another letter sent for rescue and Grace's encounter with a doctor working for the hospital. Tension rises as Grace's friend becomes weaker and Grace decides to take the cure as well so she can be closer to her friend and find out what's really going on. I hope you'll find this story intriguing. It's really not too scary! But in fact, Dr. Linda Hazzard did exist and she did offer her fasting cure to sometimes disastrous results. I like stories with hopeful endings and you can count on this one being as hopeful as a letter received from a long lost friend.

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Revell has provided an excerpt of Sincerely Yours. A chapter from each author can be found here: Sincerely Yours Excerpt

A Blog Tour & other Giveaways happening!

If you would like to read some blogger reviews (and some are giving away the book as well) go here to see the list of bloggers posting over the next week or so.  Be sure to tell them you are dropping in from my blog

Jane's Giveaway!

Meet each of the authors and enter to win a pen & stationary gift set!  A copy of Sincerely Yours will also be included.  There are entries that can be done each day, so be sure to do as much as you can to increase your chances to win.

Giveaway runs from April 1- April 8.

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Winners must have a US shipping address.  Email addresses will NOT be sold to anyone, however each author will receive a list of all entries.  They will NOT sell the email list either.
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