I love this picture! It’s my critique group and we’re at a Christmas party. The one I’m about to crush (I’m wearing the blue non-Christmas jacket) is Linda Trout. She wrote Shattered Promises, which was just released a few days ago.
This group of writers are very good friends. Linda is a hard worker with a big heart, proven by the fact that she didn’t smack me when this picture was taken.
And SHATTERED is a great story! (I know, because we went through the birthing process with Linda.)
I have to tell you, writing a great story isn’t easy. Maybe it looks like it is, because after all, we’re just sitting around making up stuff, but no. It’s not. Even if you have fantastic critique partners. (Pardon me while I pat myself, Linda, Marilyn, and Jackie on the back.)
And it’s killer to find a publisher instead of self-pubbing your story.
Don’t get me wrong. Some self-published books are really good, but it’s just a little harder to find someone anxious to take on your work, pay an editor, an artist, a printer, and someone to digitize and put it online. Linda’s publisher is Wild Rose Press, the publisher of my first three books.
You can check out Linda’s book here–Shattered Promises (Rock Ledge): Trout, Linda: 9781509244102: Amazon.com: Books
While investigating a plane crash in rural Arkansas, FBI Agent Wade Malone is stunned to find the only woman he ever loved living close by. As a hardened criminal closes in, putting Miranda in the cross-hairs, he’s conflicted on how to protect her, yet keep his well-guarded emotions from resurfacing. Miranda Johnson loves the life she has carved out as an artist, but she never expected to see her former lover again. Can they reconnect and move past the hurts each inflicted on the other, or will the secret she has kept from him all these years cost them everything?
I tried to copy the cover, which is gorgeous, but I bombed 🙁
Check out Shattered Promises, then come back here and thank me. You’ll be glad you did. 🙂