Fire and Rain is now available for your Kindle through Amazon or your Nook through Barnes and Noble, as well as in any other e-reading format through Smashwords.com (though it’s probably not yet in the Apple Bookstore. That takes a little longer). As you can see, I nixed all the cover ideas I’d been considering in favor of this one, designed by Patricia Ryan. I originally wanted a person on the cover in keeping with my other recent cover art, but Patricia and I couldn’t find the right model for the story. When we saw this adorable adobe cottage that fits the story perfectly, we decided it had all the personality the cover needed.
Fire and Rain is set in San Diego County, where I lived for twelve years. I received my MSW from San Diego State and worked as a social worker in a counseling agency and then in a hospital, which is when I started writing. I had moved to Virginia by the time I wrote Fire and Rain and was feeling homesick for the west coast, so the setting of the book was a way to ‘go back’.
Fire and Rain is the story of Valle Rosa, a town crumbling under a life-threatening drought. A stranger shows up promising to make it rain, but he will only work his “magic” if no one asks him questions about himself. He plans to do his work and move on, but he doesn’t count on falling in love. . . with both the town of Valle Rosa and one special young woman with secrets of her own.
I hope you enjoy the story! Happy e-reading!