Welcome to my first Newsletter.
Happy holiday wishes to my readers and friends. This year I'm taking a break from heavy decorating as I'm too busy with edits on my prequel. You'll read more news about that and the next Rafflecopter Giveaway below.
2016 has been a very exciting year with the launch of my first book, Finding My Highlander, which officially launched in e-book on May 4th. Then, I got to hold the first copy of my book in paperback on November 4th. I want to thank all of you for reading and suggesting the book to your friends. I could not have accomplished this dream without the kindness of many other lovers of Highland lore.
I couldn't resist doing at least one small tree. Strider decided to guard the Highland tree because he's coveting that little Santa-bear to add to his toy collection.
If I could have selected one other wild and crazy decoration for the season, it would have been a tree like this one.
When I think of holidays past, I remember many years when all the tree ornaments were hand made. My mother liked to keep us busy burning up that pre-Christmas excessive energy and nothing did that better than making a mess on the kitchen table with glitter, painted cardboard ornaments, and red ribbon to hang them on the tree. Strung popcorn and cranberries provided the colorful garland.
What are some of your earliest holiday memories?
Back to stuff about my first book. Finding My Highlander is set in 1705 Scottish Highlands - a place of intense history, magic, and mystery, where stories of honor, and courageous men and women still tug at our hearts. For those of you interested in learning more about the history, I direct you to James McCreadie’s Duncurra YouTube. Click on the icon to your right to find James and his tours of well-known, and lesser-known spots filled with historical facts and fabulous images of the beautiful Scottish landscape. Join him for fun and enlightenment on all things Scottish. The link I included shows the Glengarry Castle Hotel where we stayed during our 2015 visit to Scotland.
And speaking of Highlanders, the prequel to Finding My Highlander is almost finished. Then it's on to edit phase. The working title for the prequel is My San Francisco Highlander. This story is about the adventures of a Highlander flung from the distant past to 1975 San Francisco. As you can imagine, this has been a wild ride to write.
Next is information about my newest contest. But don't stop reading until you've checked out the links directing you to: "What I'm reading now," or to sign up to become of one Aleigha's sirens, and finally the link that takes you to my "Subscriber's Only" first look section. This month first look is a new love poem. Future posts will include updates and outtakes on upcoming books.
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