(And by “ones” I mean fans, friends, readers, kindred spirits–these terms all encompass you.)
I feel grateful beyond words for your positive responses to Heir to Edenbrooke. I was so excited and nervous at the same time to share Philip’s story with you for a few reasons.
1: I had never written from a male POV before. I wasn’t sure I could do it.
2: It had been years since I had been in Philip’s head. It took me literally dozens of hours of drafting (all of which was garbage and had to be thrown away) before I found him again and he woke up from his long sleep and started breathing and moving and speaking.
3: I was worried that it was too short.
And, yes, it was too short! But to have you love what was written has been a precious gift to my sensitive writer’s heart and doubting mind. So thank you, thank you, thank you for your continued support of my writing.
To answer a few common questions:
1: My publisher chose to release this only digitally right now. I have not heard any plans from them to publish this in physical book form. If they decide to do so, I will certainly let you know.
2: I have no control over the price of any of my books. But I did notice on Amazon that the more popular a book is, the lower the price will go through Amazon’s own evil genius. So you might find it cheaper today. Use that information as you will.
3: I don’t know if I will finish Edenbrooke’s story from Philip’s perspective! I need to write the stories that are calling to me, and right now I have a really dashing Scottish hero who is growing impatient for his own story to be told. But I can see myself possibly revisiting and finishing Philip’s story down the road.
4: At this point, only my Spanish publisher has bought the rights to Heir to Edenbrooke and will be translating it soon.
And now I’m off to rescue a crying baby from his crib. Motherhood, as you should know, is my first and most important job. My family sacrificed so much to enable me to write Heir to Edenbrooke, especially my husband Fred, who did solo parenting many, many Saturdays in a row to make this happen. He is my best friend and greatest supporter and the love of my life and I could do NONE of this without him. So a public thank you to him, and a great big thank you to all of you! You really have made me so, so happy.