It’s been a while since I posted an update, but there is a lot to report for this spring.
First, In a Safe Town has been well-received, earning five 5-star reviews on Amazon in its first three months. This has been very gratifying, and I am so happy that readers are enjoying the story.
I have been working on two manuscripts since November–The Jade Dragon, and the prequel to The Swiss Conspiracy that I wrote during NaNoWriMo this year–and both should be in the hands of Beta readers in the next few weeks.
On March 25, I attended the Indiana Writers Center’s annual Gathering of Writers. It was great to reconnect with some local writers, and to meet a couple of new writer friends. Bryan Leung delivered a great keynote address, and as usual there were insightful tips in the breakout sessions.
I’ve signed up for not one, but two writers’ conferences this summer. I’m excited for my sixth annual trip to Midwest Writers Workshop in Muncie in July, which is always a highlight of the year for me. I will also attend the Writers Digest Conference in New York in August, and I am very excited about this new opportunity, especially their much-lauded agent pitch slam. This will allow me to pitch Gray Paree to dozens of prospective literary agents in a very exciting atmosphere. Plus, I love going to New York.
The Jade Dragon should be available for purchase on Amazon by the end of May. My hope is to have the yet-to-be-titled prequel published in June or July. Watch for future posts!