First, thank you to all who have emailed, tweeted and otherwise let me know how much you are looking forward to reading the new Sparrow Falls Mystery novel. Book #4 (title and cover art to be revealed soon!) will be ready for preorder within the next few days, and more information will be posted as soon as it becomes available.
I offer my sincere apologies for making y’all wait so long for this one. As some of you know, I was a caregiver for my father during a long terminal illness, and after his passing I found myself overwhelmed, not only with grief, but with all the exhaustion and delayed emotions that happen to those who are blessed with carrying their loved one’s burdens during that most difficult phase of life. Thank you, genteel readers, for your patience with me during this past year. I hope you will check this website often for updates on the new novel, sign up for notifications on Amazon or Barnes and Noble, and I sincerely thank you, again and again, for your interest, wonderful feedback and thoughtful encouragement! It does a writer’s heart good to know that her wee books are making such a heartwarming impact on the lives of readers across the globe.
Second, while you are waiting to see what happens next in the lives of Tilda, Addie and Pearce Allen, I hope you will enjoy reading a little book that I put together and released simply as a heartfelt “thank you” to the genteel readers who have been so supportive and encouraging while the Sparrow Falls series was finding its wings. Merry Mishaps: a lighthearted life began as a collection of humorous human interest stories based upon my life in the small southern towns in which I have lived. Some articles were originally part of my newspaper column, some are short fiction that never saw the light of day, and there are even a few wee stories written simply to amuse my friends, who later urged me to share them with the world because “everyone needs a good laugh, or a reason to keep smiling and make it through another day”. And so I did a little rewriting, put this short book together (100 pages of wholesome LOL fun!) and re-released it as an Amazon paperback and a Kindle exclusive, and I hope it tides you over until the new novel is available. Please let me know if it brightens your day. I love to hear from my readers! (Click the smileys to see the Amazon page.)
Thank you again, and happy reading!