Hi all, hope you’ve been well and safe.
I’m good, but have been a bit overwhelmed this month, having set myself some fairly challenging goals. Complete one novella, beta read a few more, start a totally new website, and hold a Facebook Event… with 8/11 of the participants party newbies.
Somewhere Called Home
I’ve just finished a novella for another boxed set in the Bluestocking Belles group. It’s an historical fiction novella, which I’ll be turning into a novel soon! If you’ve read The Long Trails series, it’s Scotty’s story! It’s Scotty’s story. If you’ll remember, Scotty is the trading post proprietor in A Long Trail Rolling. It features the Scottish Highland Clearances, Waterloo, and everything in between, so it was hard to write as short as required for this set.
It will first be published as a SHORT (for me) novella as part of the Bluestocking Belles’ Christmas Boxed Set later this year, called Somewhere Like Home, and few months later, I’ll release a more developed novel: Somewhere Called Home. Can’t wait to put out the full novel!
Here’s the cover background image I took up in the Highlands.
In the far background is an old neolithic hill fort. The tumbled stones in the foreground are the remains of several shielings, where the herdsmen lived in the summertimes. Nothing left but drystone walls of their homes… they left rather… abruptly. Read them and see what happened!
I’ll let you know when it’s out!
The new website’s called HorseAndVetBooks.com
And it’s about, get this… horsey and vet-related fiction and nonfiction!
For years, I’d sought a website dedicated to horse and vet related books… and I didn’t find it. So, I’ve created one. (Yes, by myself) I assembled a stellar cast of authors from who write everything from children’s stories, through YA, NA, and adult, horsey historical fiction, as well as educational materials to take part in a virtual horse and animal lovers extravaganza to launch this new website.
It was a celebration of our kind of stories and books! Our readers were able to chat with authors and hear about their stories! There were prizes to be won and fun to be had! And even better, it was timed to work for readers of all ages, from all over the world! It’s rated G, so your young horse and vet-mad children can participate in the party!
Launch of OAVS #6
Of course, I had to launch the individual release of Once Upon a Vet School #6: Fifty Miles at a Breath, on the same weekend as the famed Tevis Cup Western States 100, running for a hundred miles over the breathtaking and treacherous trail from Squaw Valley to Auburn, California… in the heat. The story is centered around endurance racing, so it was appropriately timed!
And here it is!
will be #FreeForKindleUnlimited or 2.99 USD for the rest of the month!
Can’t get a much better deal than that!
50 MILES AT A BREATH
Horses bring them together and their future looks rosy—it’s the present they can’t handle.
When equine veterinary student Lena and veteran pilot Blake fall in love, vet school and his past experiences intrude. Add in a long-distance relationship, and things get just plain hard.
A grueling endurance race forces them to draw on their strengths and face their fears—together.
Here’s the cover! It features my grandmother riding up Cougar Rock in the Tevis Cup Western States 100 miler race:
100 miles in a day. (my stepdad RAN the thing).
Enjoy! Buy it here!
And guess what happened just after the release party?
Take care, all!
Until next time,