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Another Book Abloom

I just finished the rough draft of a new novel, an epic historical to conclude my trilogy set in ancient Ireland. Spring always puts me in mind of things coming to life, so it seems fitting that this book has come to life for me now as my daffodils bloom. It seems doubly fitting, given …

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Oregonian Feature on Shifting Winds

Woo-hoo! The Oregonian, Portland’s longtime newspaper of note, did a terrific feature on The Shifting Winds. The article went up online last week, and is in today’s print version. You can find the online feature here. And here’s a photo of the print version, below. A nice spread. Photo by Diane Dunas My daughter Carisa called …

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THE SHIFTING WINDS ON SHELVES NOW!!!

The release date of The Shifting Winds may be tomorrow, March 1, but I just looked at the Annie Bloom’s website, and it says “On Our Shelves Now.” Woo-hoo! It’s out there! 🙂 COMMENT  

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NEW BOOKS!!!

Boxes of books came today! What a thrill to actually hold one of these real books in my hands and flip through the pages. My good old story I have loved for so long. Now in print so other people can read it and come to know some of my favorite characters. And the books …

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Website Updated

With new books on the way, the time had come for a website update. And since I was visiting my webmaster, my daughter Christiane, that worked out well. First, we had to change the release date for The Shifting Winds from April to March, since it’s coming out a month earlier than planned. And we …

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The Shifting Winds Online

Update: The release date has changed, as some of you may have noticed. The book is now set to come out on March 1, 2016, one month earlier than planned. And the publisher has slightly tweaked the cover art, making the “F” in the author’s name more readable. My upcoming book, historical novel The Shifting …

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New Book Cover

My editor at Globe Pequot Press just sent the cover art for my new novel which is coming out next April, and here it is. Very evocative, as she said. I like it. Looks like a typical Oregon timbered mountain, appropriate for the story of a young Oregon pioneer woman caught in the changing winds …

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NEW BOOK DEAL!!

Photo courtesy of Clackamas County Historical Society, All Rights Reserved Woo-hoo!! Another book! I’m thrilled to announce I sold my second book, this one a historical novel of early Oregon. My agent Rita Rosenkranz just closed the deal with the editor of my previous book, Erin Turner of Globe Pequot Press. It will come out …

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Birthing a Book

Martha’s book is in production now and I’ve found a rare break in this busy fall to give a progress report. Since last I posted on this blog, I’ve had two more deadlines. And we renamed the book, yet again, with new wording on the subtitle. I really like this one. As the sales department …

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BOOK NEWS!!!

Woo-hoo!! I sold my book! My new agent, Rita Rosenkranz, just closed a deal for me with Globe Pequot Press for the story of my great-great-grandmother, entitled Martha: A Pioneer Woman’s Journey to a Place of Her Own. It will be released around June 1, 2014. This breakthrough has been a long time coming, as …

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