A young woman. A calculated act. The close knit bond of extraordinary women leading ordinary lives. True is a stunning tale, which beautifully weaves these dynamic characters and their pristine wild environment, their families and the animals they love, into what undoubtedly becomes a story one will never forget. “A lesson in healing, strength and courage, and above all, the magnificence of true friendship."

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Autumn 2012

Dear True Believers,
It’s autumn here, black oaks gone scarlet cover the mountainsides, gypsy birds seed peck the spiraled disks of sunflowers.  Prepare, prepare, prepare, seems to be the theme as apples weight down the trees and blackberries gone to ferment intoxicate the waddling quail.  We are gathering here at Star Apple farm, woodpiles neatly stacked, hay in the barn, and glass jars full of jams, juices, pickles, and soup.  It’s been one year since my novel True was released.  And what a year it has been.  Besides many five star reviews, the story of a small town, a girls coming of age, and the power and beauty of extraordinary and eccentric women living ordinary lives as they cross through the passages of life from the ages of sixteen to seventy has somehow left a mark on the hearts of more people than this dreamer ever imagined.  Comments and reviews, emails and likes, have come from all around the country.  I have done readings (and oh how I enjoy the spoken word!) for book clubs, writers groups, spiritual groups, women’s groups, libraries, book television, and many bookstores.  You have given me such enormous love and support (and I’ve never even met some of you!) by passing the word or the story onto your mother’s, daughters, friends and acquaintances.  I can’t tell you how many have asked for a sequel with comments like, “please, surely these women have more to teach us” and “just can’t let go of the characters,” and “these women became my friends.”  “We need to know what happens to the girl… etc.”  And so many many people, both men and women (a surprise that men bonded with the story too) have said True would make a great movie.  It is now being considered by Clint Eastwood, the production company for the documentary called Buck and the writers of An Unfinished Life.  Oh what dreams may come True, please keep sending your wonderful positive energy.  As an independent publisher, word of mouth and social networking have become paramount for us brave souls (over a million a year) who are willing to carry out and work for recognition outside of the dying or rather evolving New York publishing model.  Wake up agents, publishers, and editors!  It is a great time to be independent and Wise Women Ink, a company created with Lani Phillips, is now “Book shepherding” other writers.  And speaking of Lani, no one has given True more love, respect and belief than she has.  So with great gratitude I thank all the True believers for your support and allegiance.  I’m at work on the sequel starting this winter and excited to see what the next year brings.  Please keep in touch with us on www.wisewomenink.com or my facebook page True A Novel By Melinda Field.  I am available for presentations upon request.   If you read the book, a review either positive or questionable would be greatly appreciated.  When you read a review on Amazon if you click yes that the review was helpful, Amazon will work harder for me. 

For now have a love filled holiday season and a magical winter,
                                                Melinda Field

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