Autumn in general and October in particular represent my favorite time of year: the shorter days leading to longer nights before a cozy fire, the brisk breeze heralding winter, harvesting the fruits of the summer’s labor in the garden and orchard…canning all that bounty is another matter altogether, but it’s definitely worthwhile come meal time.
The fruit of a years-long season of labor is about to come to a head with the imminent release of my sequel to Mark Twain’s A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur’s Court, which I have titled King Arthur’s Sister in Washington’s Court (KASIWC). The official launch of the ebook edition, featuring several wonderful illustrations by Jennifer “The Royal Portraitist” Doneske and Tom “The Creature King” Doneske, is 11/01/2014, but copies may be pre-ordered via Amazon.com and its affiliates worldwide, and it’s also available for the Nook, iPad/iPhone, Koboreader, and other platforms for only 99 cents a download, a fabulous deal for such a groundbreaking work.
Bloggers and reviewers, there is still time to get in on the King Arthur’s Sister in Washington’s Court Blog Tour, November 1-30, 2014. The preceding link takes you to the tour signup form on Google Docs, which gives the full details of the tour, including the types of guest posts I will contribute, and so forth. If you have already signed up—and I know some of you have—thank you very much!
To further celebrate the launch of KASIWC, I am offering another FREE Kindle promotion for one of my stories, The Color of Vengeance. Hurry: the promotion ends at midnight on October 3rd! If you miss out, don’t worry; I’ll be running another free promo in December. Although The Color of Vengeance is excerpted from the second volume in my critically acclaimed, award-winning Arthurian series, Morning’s Journey, the story exists as a stand-alone work and may be read without having read any of my other novels in this series.
Now that I’m getting settled in to my new life as an empty-nest mom, I have several appearances scheduled for this month. I hope to see you at one or more of them!
- Saturday, October 4th, 9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. I will be joining a half dozen other local authors at the Farmer’s Market of Wytheville, VA. This event is FREE to enter, and I may even bring some of my potatoes with me. :)
- Saturday, October 11th, 1:00 – 4:00 p.m. I will be joining more than three dozen DC-area romance authors at The Loft at 4935 (a.k.a. 4935 Bar and Kitchen), 4935 Cordell Avenue, Bethesda, MD for the inaugural Washington Loves Readers Luncheon. For more information to sign up if you can attend, or to share with your fans if you cannot attend, please see my blog post here. Either way, thank you very much for your support.
- Friday, October 24th, 7:00 – 11:00 p.m., and all day Saturday, October 25th, I will be a featured author guest at Rising Star 23, being held at the Harris-Jefferson Student Center (building 6) at Bluefield State College, Bluefield, WV. For a whopping $5.00 entry charge, you can meet me and many other awesome authors, artists, gamers, dealers, and friends!
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Thank you for your interest in and support of my work, and I wish you a plentiful harvest season,
Sgeulachd ni sinn na's mò. ~ Stories make us greater.