In the months before publishing my first novel, The Kiminee Dream, in May 2020, I’m preparing a companion book of tales told by one of the characters in the novel. Her name is Aunt Truly, and the book of stories will likely be titled Aunt Truly’s Tales.
A woman so old nobody knows when she was born, Aunt Truly takes in Carly Mae Foley, a teen who has escaped and abductor and is far from home. Aunt Truly cares for Carly Mae through an especially long, snowbound winter. One of the things Aunt Truly does to pass the time is tell stories. One of them, “The Frog Who Wouldn’t Budge,” is told in the novel.
Laura’s new collection of flash fiction is now on sale.
It’s available in paperback format at the usual online retailers like Amazon and Barnes & Noble. The ebook is available only on Amazon, but it’ll go into wider distribution within a couple of weeks.
A note about Amazon’s sales page:
As of Aug. 18, 2019, the featured retailer for the paperback of Just in Case is Book Depository US, which is selling it for $10.12. The retail price is $5.99 — and Amazon is selling it for $5.99. The Amazon purchase option is listed in tiny type below the featured offer. Prime members can get free shipping when purchasing from Amazon, too.
I’ll be attending the monthly meeting of Redwood Writers Sunday, April 14, 2019. The topic will be working with illustrators, something I don’t plan to do anytime soon, but I expect I’ll learn something new anyway. It’s also a great opportunity to learn about opportunities for writers in the North Bay and upcoming events of interest. Hope to see you at the Flamingo, 2777 Fourth Street in Santa Rosa, from 2:30 to 4:30. It’s a good idea to come a bit early to socialize and network. Cost is $5 for members, $10 for nonmembers.
Endeavor: Stories of Struggle and Perseverance Sat. , Jan. 19, 2019 from 10 a.m. to noon Flamingo Hotel, Santa Rosa Online fee: Members $25.00; Nonmembers $30.00 Reserve quickly! Click this link for online registration. Submission deadline is March 15.
The Ice Cream Vendor’s Song just won honorable mention, short story category, in the 2015 Readers Favorite Book Awards. The book is a colleciton of flash fiction, which is extremely short fiction. Many folks are unfamiliar with the form. The book was up against more traditional story collections, so I’m thrilled my little book held its own.
NorthBay biz, a superb magazine covering business in Sonoma, Marin and Napa counties,published a sweet article about Sisters Born, Sisters Found: A Diversity of Voices on Sisterhood in its May 2015 issue.