Today I’m thrilled to announce that my novel, A Woman Lost, has been published. Currently the ebook is available via Amazon. I’m in the midst of figuring out how to get print copies out there as well and I’ll keep you posted on that project.
Before I discuss my novel I want to say thanks to all of you. During this journey so many of you supported me, cheered me on, offered advice, and sent me useful links and contacts to help me decide which path to choose. This would have been a much more daunting task on my own. Thank you to everyone who helped. Your kindness is much appreciated.
So far the reviews have been encouraging.
“I highly recommend this book to anyone who wants to read an uplifting story that reminds us all of what really matters most in life.” –Cindy Taylor
“To say that I could not put this book down would not be far from the truth at all. I started reading it on a flight from Minneapolis to Salt Lake City and finished half in that short flight. I was sucked in from the first page and wanted to know more about the characters that she so ably brings to life. For me a good book is one that is realistic and engaging and “A Woman Lost” fulfilled both of those criteria. The main characters are real—they are believable and as in real life they have real life stories. At times I wanted to reach into my Kindle and try to shake some sense into a couple of the characters because it was obvious to me what they needed to do.” -Beth Ann Chiles
“The writing style is very easy. The story flows well and the characters are well drawn. A great debut!” –Lynn Williams
“As I’m sure you can tell by the hour of this email I can’t put your book down … I was up until after 3am finishing the book.” –Rob Wood
If you are interested in reading my book or are currently reading it and you are a Goodreads member I have a favor to ask. Please mark on Goodreads that you either want to read it or are currently reading. And if any of you do read A Woman Lost and enjoy it please consider leaving a review on Amazon or Goodreads. Your review doesn’t have to be long and each four and five star review will help me out greatly.
Before I provide the synopsis of the novel I wanted to mention that I guest posted on a couple of blogs this week. First, T. F. Walsh was kind enough to let me talk about my novel on her wonderful blog. If you don’t follow T. F. you should. She’s an amazing writer and a wonderful blogging buddy.
Also Emily Luxton interviewed me about climbing Mount Kinabalu in Malaysia. Many of you wanted to see a photo of me at the top. I haven’t included this photo on my blog but if you hop over to the interview, you’ll find my goofy photo. When I saw it later I was surprised I was actually smiling since I was exhausted from the experience. Emily’s blog is an amazing travel blog that I highly recommend.
Again I want to say thank you. All of you have been wonderful during these past two years and I wouldn’t have been able to finish my first novel without all of your help and support. Have a wonderful weekend!
Synopsis of A Woman Lost:
Elizabeth “Lizzie” Petrie has it all. She’s rich, beautiful, intelligent, and successful. None of this matters to her mom. Les-Bi-An. That’s all her mom sees.
Despite’s Lizzie’s insistence that her mom’s antagonism does not bother her, Lizzie distances herself from her mom and the entire family. When her brother, Peter, calls her out of the blue to announce he’s getting married, Lizzie’s entire life changes drastically. Peter’s fiancée wants to bring the lesbian outcast back into the family. Will this desire cause Lizzie to lose everything dear to her?
Sarah, Lizzie’s girlfriend, is ecstatic about this change in Lizzie’s personal life. Sarah, the hopeless romantic, wants it all, including settling down with the fiercely independent Lizzie.
Can Lizzie be tamed? And can she survive her family and all of their secrets?