First, I may be slightly absent this week, as far as a new blog post goes, though I’ll check your comments at least once a day, I promise. My work-in-progress (formerly known as The Waif–still waiting to hear which title the publishers like) is due a week from today and that means I’ll be tied up big time for a few days. I’ll try to keep you up to date with what’s going on, though.
Here’s something new: I now have a Readers’ Page in addition to my Personal Page on Facebook, so if you’re on FB and would like to keep in touch that way, please hop over to my Readers’ Page and “like” me. I’m giving a Kindle to one of the first 1000 readers who click that “like” button, and we’re closing in on that number quickly. I’m addicted to FB, so you can be sure I’ll be popping in there no matter how busy I get.
Now for the prize: To celebrate the reissue of Keeper of the Light, this month’s contest prize is a beautiful figurine that reminded me of Annie, the central character in Keeper. But now I need to come up with an idea for the contest that will celebrate the publication of The Midwife’s Confession. . . and guess what? Midwife will be my 20th novel! I think that calls for a special prize, don’t you? I welcome any ideas you might have, the only requirement being under $100. Of course, a copy of the book will accompany whatever prize we come up with. To help you think about it, the central theme of The Midwife’s Confession is friendship between women. A secondary theme is the bond between mothers and daughters. It might help you to check out my website page on Midwife where I have an interview about the book to get a real understanding of it. (And while you’re there, feel free to preorder it from your favorite bookseller!)
I’m heading back out to the porch right now, where I’m up to my eyeballs in revisions. I look forward to your ideas, and thanks so much for being there!