In late December I was gifted with an amazing review from IndieReader.com (see True by Melinda Field). Indie Reader is perhaps the most supportive, informative, and elegant site for independent readers and writers. I can't wait to put my "Indie Reader Approved" stickers on my books...
I have new 5 star reviews on Amazon...We Indie's are spreading our words and wings and the evolving publishing model is taking notice. As much as we love to hold books in our hands, smell their musty, acrid pages and fall asleep with their sweet weight on our chests, the E-Book will really come of age in 2013. Mark Coker, creator of Smashwords has an excellent article predicting trends for the new year (www.huffingtonpost.com/mark-coker/2013).
I just finished Barbara Kingsolver's latest Flight Behavior. She really took on a huge agenda in this story which includes, culture wars, education, and global warming. Her quirky main character, Dellarobbia Turnbow will be a favorite. To see a wonderful live interview with the author go to goodreads.com and look for "live with Kingsolver video."
I am working away on the sequel to True. It is five years later in the Green Valley. All the characters have written me detailed letters letting me know their hopes, dreams, sorrows, and lessons in the next book. Although it feels great to be with them again, I'm still working on another novel called Hold Fast.
Oh there is not enough hours in the day to care take, promote, write, and dream...I'll be touring in Texas in March and San Francisco in May. I love that spoken word and meeting interesting and wonderful people. It's always good to come down off of the mountain and travel beyond the pine curtain now and then. I will leave you with a poem from my Chapbook titled Leafbite.