Today is a good day. I’m working hard to finish my latest novel, Christmas, Alabama, and notice that my free BookBub ad for my first Alabama story, Again, Alabama, has hit #1 in the Kindle store in US and Canada. These ads aren’t easy to get, and I give all the credit to the publishing team at The Tule Publishing Group for their tireless efforts at submitting our books for this kind of fantastic promotion. After we write them, they go into a series of editing and production that is a tricky balancing act of finding a perfect cover that reflects the essence of the story, setting, and characters, and polishing the writing until it shines. If everything doesn’t line up just right, books don’t get chosen for this kind of promotion. BookBub is very picky, so I’m grateful and honored to have had several opportunities.
I wanted to share my latest cover here for Christmas, Alabama as well. It’s gorgeous, and I absolutely love it. I can’t wait for readers to revisit the town of Ministry, Alabama and read all about Rachel, the town photographer and the new, and supposedly temporary doctor in town. You might remember Rachel as Sabine O’Conner’s sister from Forever, Alabama. She’s settled in quite nicely, and the entire town counts on her for their portrait needs. Think: Weddings, Senior photos, Santa shots, and the like. Well, Nick get’s his arm twisted by his employer to do a temporary holiday stint in Ministry while they’re short-staffed. And he doesn’t hate it as much as he thought he might. Maybe it’s because things aren’t quite as backward as he’d believed they might be, and he develops a major crush on his next-door neighbor, the town photographer.
I’ll finish sorting out the rest while you catch up on the other three Alabama books.
I hope your summer is going by more slowly than mine. It’s all been a huge blur.
Have a wonderful day!!