Monthly Archives: February 2016

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lots of sharing

Yesterday was a day of sharing around here. I posted this image with another quote from Until Then. A couple of scenes take place at this little waterfall at Frederik Meijer Gardens in Grand Rapids between Michelle and a certain someone. ;)

My newsletter went out last night with some very special announcements.

RELEASE DATEUNTIL THEN finally has a release date. MAY 24TH!!!! That’s right. Michelle’s story will be coming out in May. I seem to have a thing for that month. Both of my previous novels were published in May, too.

CHAPTER ONE — Newsletter subscribers got a link to download a little advanced reader pdf of CHAPTER ONE of the novel. If you haven’t yet signed up for the newsletter and would like to read that first chapter, GO HERE.

PRE-ORDERUNTIL THEN is now available for PRE-ORDER on KINDLE. Order now and the book will be automatically delivered to your Kindle or Kindle App on release day.

Lots of excitement and getting good feedback on the first chapter already. Still so much work to do to prepare it for publication, and I can’t wait to share it with all of you.

the nitty gritty

I’ve been working on story edits of Until Then for the past month. It’s serious business cutting lines, paragraphs, even whole chapters sometimes. Many chapters have been rewritten. A new chapter was even added that ended up bringing one particular part of Michelle’s story full circle, which was very unexpected, but happily so. I sat in tears staring at my computer screen after that one. :)

I’m finally to the point where I’m working on line edits now, which is where I go over each paragraph line by line to make sure that it flows well, that I’ve described mood and setting properly, that dialogue sounds realistic and not forced, that I haven’t used the same words and phrases over and over again, etc. I’m into the nitty gritty now. This is where it all starts to come together. I’ve set a deadline to finish all edits by the end of March.

I’ll also be sharing promotional images in the coming weeks and months. This is the first.

Getting Michelle out of Chicago is top priority for her family because of the rough neighborhood she lives in and the sketchy guys she hangs out with. Her grandparents offer to pay her college tuition is HUGE and the answer to all of their problems. But they have one condition – choose one of three Christian colleges they have handpicked for her. This does not go over well with Michelle. Not at all.

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