Monday, May 10, 2010

Drawing Winner and BIG, BIG NEWS!!!

Happy Monday!!!

The winner of my blog drawing this week is Mason Canyon.

I only have five more books left and my drawings will be over. So if you want to leave a comment and become a follower of my blog your name will go in the jar for next week’s book.

Now for my BIG, BIG news…I sold another novel to my publisher!!!

This book isn't a young-adult, time-travel, though I'm still working on one. And The Stone Traveler, which is a YA time travel is being released in August. It goes to press in a few weeks. I can hardly wait to see the cover. I'll post it here as soon as my publisher sends it to me. You'll be among the first to know. AND I'm very hopeful to sell the sequel of The Forgotten Warrior. But sometimes to accomplish a goal you have to take a different path from what you'd hoped. The fate of the sequel may depend upon how well The Stone Traveler does, so tell everyone you know to please buy a copy. :0)

The book I just sold is very different. This novel is a romantic suspense that I titled River Whispers (not certain if my publisher will keep the title, but I hope so). Let me tell you a little more about how I came to write this book.

Years ago my sister, Jo, and I were returning home from a camping/fishing trip. We were talking about the books I planned to write. As we talked I told her I wanted to write a book about a woman fishing on the Snake River and she comes upon a dead man. It sounded like a good challenge, plus I really liked the idea.

So, I started working on the story. I wanted two sisters (to commemorate the fun times my sis and I have had), and I wanted the book set in Idaho. This is how Regi and her sister, Claudia, came into being. On another trip Jo and I took to Virginia City, we stayed at the nicest bed and breakfast and had a riot talking and laughing most of the night. I decided that the sisters would own a B&B called the Raindancer. And, of course, there had to be a romance, enter Samuel Tanner, a tall, rugged cowboy. Next I stirred in the murder. I don't want to tell you too much right now, but I will later. 

This novel will come out in the spring of 2011. To celebrate I thought I’d post some wonderful pictures of the Snake River taken by my nephew, Greg Oram. Once you see them, you’ll know why I set the book in Idaho. 

Beautiful, right? This is the Snake at Swan Valley. I love this shot.

This picture was taken at Fall Creek on the Snake River. When I was a little girl, my sister and I ventured behind the falls and found a cave. I could just imagine it as a hide out in a book.

Okay, now after looking at these photos, where do you think the body in my book was found?


  1. First, thank you so much for the giveaway. I'm thrilled to have been selected.

    Second, congratulations on River Whispers (love the name). It sounds so intriguing. I think the waterfall photo is wonderful and a perfect spot to find a dead body.

    Thanks again,
    Thoughts in Progress

  2. Mason, you're welcome! Thanks for being a follower of my blog. The waterfall is beautiful...but the body wasn't found there. Good try, though!

  3. River Whispers is a great title - I bet they keep it. Congratulations! Awesome news :)

  4. Thanks, Jemi! I sure hope they keep the title. :0)

  5. Congratulations, Kathi!!! I'm so excited for you! I can't wait to read your novels!

    And beautiful photos, btw!

  6. Wow, beautiful pictures. I love the title. =)

  7. Thanks, Laura! And I'll pass your compliment on to my nephew who took the pictures!

  8. Thanks, Carolyn! I hope my publisher likes the title as well. :0)

  9. Congratulations! River Whispers sounds like a great book. Awesome photos, too. If we can tell where the body was found from these, I'd guess knotted in the undergrowth on one of those little islands in the river.

  10. P.S.) Did I tell you I have a blog award for you? It's in last Friday's post!

  11. Thanks, Carol. Good guess. Not right, but close. :0)

  12. Laura, thanks. I'll hop over and pick it up. :0)

  13. Ooh, congratulations on the book! :) Sounds interesting.

  14. I am so excited for you new book.

  15. Congratulations!!!
    Great news! And the photographs are beautiful!



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