We are only one month away from the release of A Melody for James, Book One of the Song of Suspense Series! Beta readers are telling me they like this book better than the Jewel Series!
I am getting really excited! This book has been a long time coming! Here is the dedication:
This book is lovingly dedicated to…
My mom, Kay:
Fourteen years ago, I woke up from a dream in the middle of the night on New Year’s night, turned on my computer, and just started typing. Ultimately, I wrote A Melody for James. It was my first book, and, I wrote it entirely in secret. Every morning, from the hours of 4 to 6 AM, I wrote, getting this story out as quickly as I could but telling absolutely no one I was doing it.
Halfway through writing it, I printed out my progress and mailed it to my mom with a simple note. “I’m writing a book. Let me know what you think of it.”
For a week, half a novel sat on my mom’s counter because she was afraid to read it — afraid it would be bad and then she’d have to pretend she enjoyed it.
Finally, she could ignore it no longer. She sat down to read and couldn’t stop because she became so engrossed in the story. She got to the end of what I’d sent her, picked up the phone, and called me at work.
“This is your mother,” she said by way of preamble. “I want you to quit your job, go home, and finish that book!”
So, here it is, Mama. The finished book, 14 years later. I hope you enjoy it as much the second time as you did the first.
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