I have a secret I've been
keeping for months now. It's not a huge secret—nothing earth-shattering. But I am
a little shy about it. Which is why I haven't said anything. But now is the
time to come clean.
I wrote a book.
Not a photography book. In fact, I don't think the word "photography"
is even mentioned. It's fiction. As in historical romance, time-travel,
It's a long story how I ended up writing a fiction book (which I'll spare you
for now). As many of you know, I have an MA in English and taught technical
writing for ten years. I have written more textbooks—photography and not—than I
can easily count (Fourteen? Fifteen?). Turns out that technical writing and
creative writing are not as far apart as you might think. Writing is writing, in
So just transfer all my love of dramatic flair and obsessive eye for technical
detail into fiction and you have this book: a compelling tightly-plotted
storyline, dynamic characters, snappy dialogue and a satisfying ending. Sound
How's about a book description? The book is called Intertwine.
Time is not a river. It is a vast
cosmic sea. Where each life exists as rippling circles on its surface, past and
future being eternally present. And occasionally, one expanding ring
intertwines with that of another, weaving the lives of two people together. . .
In 2012, Emme Wilde can’t find the right guy. She
wants to feel that swept-off-your-feet dizziness of true love. But so far, her
dating life has come up short. Star Trek geek? Nice but too serious. Hippy
artist? Cute but too vulnerable. Instead, Emme obsesses over the portrait
of an unknown man in an old locket. Granted, a seriously hot guy with
delicious, wind-swept hair she just itches to run her fingers through. But
still. Dead men may be great listeners, but they are not exactly boyfriend
material. Emme travels to England, determined to uncover his history and
conquer the strong connection she feels.
So that's your plot teaser . . . The book is in final
(final!) copy edit this week and should be released next week on Amazon. I chose not to
seek a publisher for it (loooong story there too) and will instead go the indie
In 1812, James Knight has given up finding the right
woman. All he wants is someone to share his love of adventure.
Instead, his life has become a Shakespearean drama. His brother languishes
in a tragic star-crossed romance. His beloved sister clings to life, slowly
dying of consumption. But then he finds a beautiful mystery woman—dripping wet
and half-dead—beneath a tree on his estate. Now if he can uncover her history,
perhaps adventure—and romance—will find him at last.
Which means that right now I'm trying to finalize the
cover. And I would love some help making the decision, because I've stared at
these two options for so long, I fear I'll go cross-eyed.
Just click on the link and tell me which cover you
prefer, A or B.
Thanks so much for taking the time to vote!