Dreamspinner Press very kindly featured me on their ‘Meet the Author’ blog and facebook fan page today, so I thought I would share those blogs here too.
Today I’m blogging from New Orleans where I spent the first 28 years of my life. Although I moved away in 1988 I get back a few times a year to visit family and friends. My dad, who is 84, has Alzheimer’s. He has some good days now and then and I try to spend as much time with him as possible. Tomorrow after a short trip to the Bahamas, we start our journey back home to Martha’s Vineyard. With spring almost here it’s time to begin preparing for our seventh season as Owners and Innkeepers of the Lambert’s Cove Inn and Restaurant. Heavy smiling and hospitality required but we truly enjoy it. It’s a bit of southern hospitality in New England.
Last November Dreamspinner Press released my first novel “Final Encore”. I can’t thank them enough for their support. It did far better than I’d ever dreamed and in turn inspired me to continue writing. Just last week my second novel, “Wings of Love”, was released and all indications and reviews look pretty favorable. To celebrate we’ll have a drawing today at 6pm. Three people will win a free “Wings of Love” e-book. If you respond to my blogs by 6:00 I’ll put your name in the hat for the drawing. Please feel free to ask any questions you like. My life is an open book, so to speak.
As for “Wings of Love”, most of the story takes place in a little cabin high atop the Alaskan mountains in an area called Hiline Lake. The lead character is Dr. Bradford Mitchell, who is devastated over the death of his partner of 15 years from cancer. Brad tries to escape the emptiness and loss by leaving his life in Seattle behind. Traveling to the Alaskan mountains where he and his partner often vacationed, Brad reconnects with Mac Cleary, the ruggedly handsome, straight floatplane pilot who had flown them to Hiline Lake many times in the past. Brad and Mac form an unlikely friendship and buy an old log cabin together, and as he and Mac begin to bring the old cabin back to life, Mac watches Brad come back to life as well, stirring emotions in him he’s never felt for a man before.
When fear, confusion, and a near tragedy threaten to force the two men apart, they’ll face some tough questions. Can Brad let go of Jeff and the guilt he feels about beginning to care for another man? And can Mac deal with his fears of being gay and accept the fact that he is in love with Brad? It will be a struggle for both men to keep their heads and hearts intact while exploring what life has to offer.
Up next – I’ll answer the question I am asked the most about this book – why Alaska?
Thanks for dropping by!