Monday, November 10, 2008

Writing news

I sent out my Fall newsletter today. (Albeit a wee bit late) If you're not on my list and would like to receive it, scroll down and there is a place to sign up on your right. Basically, I just give my latest book news, some brief reviews of books I've read that I enjoyed, usually a yummy recipe, and a small devotional, and upcoming booksignings and appearances.

I'm working on the final edits on The Blue Enchantress, book 2 of the Charles Towne Belles series. It is due in December and I'm one of these writers that has to have it as perfect as I can get it before I turn it in. This book won't be out until next August. I know it seems like a long time but it takes that long to have it edited and the cover made, publicity announcements created and distributed, catalogues updated, and the actual copies printed...etc..etc... I'm sure I have no idea everything that happens after I turn it in. But until I see the requested editorial changes (sometime in Feb, I expect) I'm done with this book.

And onto the next one, The Raven Saint, which I expect to begin writing sometime in January.

But I'm really excited about the first book in the series, The Red Siren, to be released in January. Next month I plan to start blogging little teasers about the book, pictures of characters, in-depth looks at the characters, a cool trailer I'm having made, an insider look at the plot...etc.. Plus I'll be hosting several giveaways of free copies before the book's release. I hope you'll stay tuned for all the fun.

And please don't be shy about leaving comments here on my blog or emailing me. I love hearing from my readers and personally read and respond to each email. You may even send me your prayer requests if you feel comfortable doing so and I promise to lift each one up before God's throne.

Have a great week, and God Bless!


  1. An author’s road to writing, the anticipation with which they wait for it to get successful reviews, all the soggy napkins ending up in the wastebasket; just what they have to endure dashed my dreams of ever reading for publication! I think I’ll stick to blogging…brings me enough fulfillment!!

    I love your blog. I check it most ever day.

  2. Oh, Hurray! I will be looking forward to the upcoming books for next year!
    Thanks for sharing!

    I have started a MaryLu Tyndall fan club on facebook. :o) I love your books so much and I'm sure there are more of us big fans out there! :o)