There’s so much about the writing process I never considered as a little girl pretending I was going to be the contemporary Laura Ingalls Wilder. Even when I took a college course about her life last year I realized back then she had to deal with agents, contracts, sales and marketing.
It’s the same for authors today. There’s also social media, following trends without becoming obsessed by them, the ever changing publishing industry, eBooks and more. It’s a juggle I haven’t mastered as I worked so hard building a name for myself in faith I would be published that I have to be intentional about writing.
I write all this to say I’m constantly looking for ways not only to balance it all, but get the most accomplished in the most efficient way. That makes for extra time researching, but when that something amazing comes along, it makes it all worth it. The bonus is I’m affiliated with a publisher that loves researching and executing these ideas as a team.
Write Integrity Press and Pix-N-Pens Publishing opened up a group page on Goodreads called Books for Life. The goal is for authors and readers to connect over our love of reading. We will discuss clean, wholesome fiction including specific genres, favorite heroines, heroes, books that changed us and much more.
That’s not all.
Starting Thursday, September 17th we will launch a book club! We’re still working out details but the first book will be Entrusted. Join us as we discuss the journey between Jenna, Ben and the cast of characters in Speculator Falls. There will be questions posted, an hour “live” chat each Thursday evening from 8-9pm EST featuring behind the scenes information that won’t be posted anywhere else and interaction with the other WIP/PNP authors. Entrusted will run for 6 weeks and then there will be a short break and another club will start in October. We love talking books and are really excited about this opportunity to reach out with current readers and hopefully meet new ones.
I’m personally inviting you to join us.
Jenna Anderson, sassy city-girl from Youngstown, Ohio, plows–literally–into Adirondack village, Speculator Falls, with a busted GPS. She gets a warning from the sheriff but has ideas for the senior center to prove she belongs in town as their director. Town councilman Ben Regan is as broken as the flower box Jenna demolished. He’s grieving and wants to shut down the center before there’s too much change and heartbreak. They work on community projects and build a slow relationship, but the council needs to vote on the senior center’s future. Can Jenna show Ben both her and the center are worth trusting?
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Elevator Pitch: A city girl moves to the mountains and produces a lot of change for the local grocer.
Update: After Entrusted we’ll discuss Annabelle’s Ruth by Betty Thomason Owens.
Stay tuned to BFLBC-Books for Life Book Club!