Monday, July 28, 2014

A Light In the Wilderness, Sneak Peek? (YES IN CANADA!)

Last week you might have read about my longing to be intentional with sending out mail to arrive at your front door or mail box.  With the release of A Light In the Wilderness approaching rapidly, I wanted to take an opportunity to send you a little something by snail mail and on line now and in the future.

Not only are you able to subscribe to my new snail mailing list, but as a little incentive, there is a giveaway and a Thank you, a "Sneak Peek" link to Chapter 1 of A Light in the Wilderness.

As it states in the Terms and Conditions, I do not plan to inundate your mail box.  Items mailed will be extremely limited.  Further, your information will not be sold to or shared with anyone.  The list is for me to use and to keep in touch with you, my readers without whom I would be a lonely writer. With you, I am connected to the world. Thank you.

FYI: after confirming the Starbucks gift card can be used in Canada, when purchased in the US, the giveaway has now been opened to Canada. (You're welcome!)

A Light In the Wilderness Giveaway- Street Address Capture

Thursday, July 24, 2014

A little teaser...

Jane’s Gestures by Joshua Edwards

“As she read, her fingers whisked the air – as though she were wafting smoke and casting spells. As we listened, her wrist flickered and her arm flowed, conducting our raucous laughter and deep sighs into a harmony that punctuated her story.” 

I wish I could say that I had anything to do with this lovely poem by Joshua Edwards written in a couple of minutes at Beachside Writers – Black Butte June27.  Well, I did give the assignment, to write a brief description of someone in the room that would  help us pick that person out of a crowd. Josh graced me with this.

More than humbling prose, the piece reminds me once again of the power of the written word. He copied it over for me and signed it with “Thank you for kindling our imagination & bringing warmth to our community on this cold & rainy day.”  And it reminded me of the personal connection that comes from contact not flowing across the world wide web.

This incident and Sincerely Yours the novella collection inspired by the assignment “ A woman receives a letter that changes her life” has inspired me to ask readers for their snail mail addresses! I used to send postcards when new titles came out but my list is pretty old and I’m hoping to update it and reconnect with something tangible in hand.  Joshua’s words fits with this idea of “fingers whisking the air” reading a postcard or a letter. So stay tuned for a project that will bring about a chance to receive a signed copy of my newest novel A Light in the Wilderness before the release date. 

Meanwhile,we mid-westerners do often talk with our hands flowing. After all, it’s the best way to keep the bugs from flowing into our mouths on a balmy summer evening chattering around the fire.  Perhaps that’s the smoke Joshua Edwards saw in the air…
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