Hi, there. So nice of you to drop by. Feel free to poke around to check out my books and my world. Then click on my e-mail link (or copy and paste my address on your e-mail) and let me know how things are at your place. You can also head over to my Facebook page or do some Twitter tweeting to keep the conversation going.
2013 was a fun year for me with four books out for readers, two new stories and two re-releases. One of the new stories was my second Rosey Corner book, Small Town Girl. Rel at Relz Reviewz says, "Kate and Jay are fabulous characters, each with their own strengths and insecurities, whose journey from attraction to affection and then to love is moving, intriguing, and simply lovely! . . . I highly recommend the delightful Small Town Girl." It's great when reviewers like your stories, but it's also fun getting reader notes like this one. "I just read Small Town Girl. It brought tears to my eyes. Really excellent."
Now I'm looking forward to what 2014 will hold as I take readers back to Rosey Corner for another story about the Merritt sisters and the men they love in Love Comes Home, available July 2014. The Rosey Corner books can be read as stand-alone stories, but I'm hoping if you visit Rosey Corner once, you'll want to go back to find out "what else happened." Check out the Rosey Corner link for more about the stories and to read sample chapters of Angel Sister and Small Town Girl.
I'm super excited to have the Heart of Hollyhill series back in print. Scent of Lilacs, the first title in my Heart of Hollyhill series, found new readers when it appeared with a new cover last year. Orchard of Hope followed in the fall, and now the third Hollyhill book, Summer of Joy, will be on store shelves again in March. My 1960's Small Town, America stories might make you smile or have you wiping away a tear.
For more about the books, check out the Heart of Hollyhill link. To welcome readers back to Hollyhill, Jocie reports from there each week on the Hollyhill Book of the Strange. Nothing too strange unless you count a mysterious salesman and a cat from Jupiter, but all Sixties news and Hollyhill happenings.
Christmas at Harmony Hill was my first Christmas novella, but far from my first Shaker story. While it was marketed as a Christmas story it can be read any time of the year with its Civil War background and Shaker setting. You can click on the Shaker Book link to read more about all my Shaker books, including Christmas at Harmony Hill. One of the good things about my Shaker books is that while they are all set in my Shaker village of Harmony Hill, they are stand-alone stories that can be read in any order.
My books are available at your favorite bookstores or on-line at sites like Christianbook.com, Amazon, or Barnes & Noble. My News and Events page lets you know where I will be appearing in person or on the web. New giveaways and past winners are posted there too. Keep up with what's going on down here on the farm along with new giveaways by signing up for Ann's News. Or check out what's happening on Facebook or Twitter. You can also follow my blog, One Writer’s Journal. You never know what you might read there, but you can get a hint in the square below. And if you are part of a book club, I'd be glad to visit with you–in person if the club is in my area or by phone or Skype if you're farther away.
I do appreciate those of you who have gone with me on my story trails from Hollyhill to Harmony Hill to Rosey Corner and to Louisville. You're the best! Now are you ready to go back to Harmony Hill again? I hope so since I'm busy at work on a new Shaker story.
"All readers come to fiction as willing accomplices
Christmas at Harmony Hill
Scent Of Lilacs
Orchard Of Hope
Summer Of Joy
Small Town Girl