Monday, November 21, 2011

Great News!!!

I received some super, fantastic news Friday. 

I had gone to my writers group meeting, then went with a friend to take lunch to another friend who has been ill. So I didn't return home until after 3:00. 

As I ran in the house, I noticed the light flashing on my answering machine, but I wanted to turn my computer on first so it could warm up, while I listened to my message. That done I returned to the phone, pressed the flashing light, and listened.

The voice I heard was my editor. Whenever she calls my world comes to a standstill. (Seriously, I freeze like one of those old E.F Hutton ads.) She said she wanted to talk with me and could I please call her before 3:00. Well, by now it was ten after, still I punched the number in and waited, hoping that she would answer her phone. 

I was in luck. She answered and said she had some great news for me. They accepted my new novel, Raven Spirit (the title may change), for publication. 

The tentative release is June of 2012. Raven Spirit is a sequel to River Whispers and most of it is set in Alaska. I had to do a lot of research for this book, but what fun. This is a picture of the Northern Lights and, yes, there is a scene that is very much like this in the book.

So hang on. Over the next few months you'll hear more about Alaska and my new novel.

I also want to let you know that for a while I will only post twice a week. I hate to do that because I enjoy hearing from you through blogging. But with the holidays, edits, signings, plus I'm trying to write another novel, things are going to become a little hectic. 

I hope you'll hang in there with me. After this week, I'll post on Tuesdays and Thursdays.

Please check back this Wednesday for one last Writing Tip Wednesday.



  1. Congratulations Kathi this is great news, will be looking for this book, love your stories and Alaska is a great place to read about.
    Paula O(

  2. Thanks, Paula! I can't wait to share some of what I learned.

  3. Yay!!! Congratulations! We went to Alaska this summer--so beautiful!

  4. Stephanie,
    I'm so envious. I've read everything I could find, spoke to many people who have been there and even had a contact in the US Marshals office, but I've never been to Alaska except in my mind and through the internet.

  5. Huge congratulations!
    And Happy Thanksgiving :)

  6. Thanks, Carol!

    And Happy Thanksgiving to you, too!!!



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