Don’t you just love being the first to know an inside scoop?
Every so often, my subscribers receive a new installment of a continuing fiction series. Between releases, my email subscribers are included in real-time, behind-the-scenes peeks (without spoilers!) at the stories I’m writing for them.
How does it work?
In the 19th and 20th centuries, authors often published serialized stories in print magazines or newspapers. Charles Dickens, Alexandre Dumas, George Eliot, Agatha Christie, and others published stories this way. Today, my subscribers receive serialized stories by email or podcast. And readers have opportunities to influence what happens in the next installment! Readers can do this in several ways. They might send me a quick note letting me know what they like and dislike about the story so far. They might participate in a survey about a developing character. They might vote on an important detail. And, always, readers are right there with me in that special place where real life inspires fiction.
What are the stories about?
The interactive serialized fiction experience I’m currently offering is The Wren Island Series. With an unexpected windfall, 45-year-old Allison Theodore purchases an island dream home, adopts two homeless dogs, and pursues her dream of songwriting. But when her eccentric aunts move in, Allison’s idyllic life becomes increasingly complicated. An unforgettable setting provides the backdrop for this story about second chances, spontaneous family, and steadfast love.
I write contemporary fiction with plot lines that are driven by character relationships and internal transformation. The stories are set on fictional islands near the real islands where I live in the Pacific Northwest. My stories are free of harsh language, sexual tension, and graphic violence. These are stories you could read with your pre-teen daughter and your grandmother! Learn more about why I create safe places here.
What about you, my friend?
Does the idea of being the first to know an inside scoop appeal to you? It’s easy and fun to catch up. When you subscribe to receive my emails, you’ll receive a link to stories that have been published. Or subscribe to my podcast and listen to the stories read aloud. Then, watch for behind-the-scenes updates and opportunities to influence what happens next!
And, yes, it’s totally free!
See you soon!
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