Just in case you didn't see it on Facebook, Instagram, TikTok, or YouTube...I just signed a contract to publish my fifth novel!
To announce the signing of this contract with Iron Stream Media, I visited one of the settings of my upcoming novel, which is tentatively titled Songs for a Sunday. Oh, I can hardly wait to tell you more about this book (but I will). For now, I'll share that it's my first novel with a dual timeline, set in present day and the 1960s, and it's a Southern/Women's Fiction story set in and around Winston-Salem, North Carolina. The book is scheduled to release March 2023. (I know! So far away! But more time to spread the word is a good thing.)
In these pictures, I'm at R.J. Reynolds Auditorium, a beloved landmark of the city. Two pivotal scenes in my book take place here--one in each timeline.
Construction of this magnificent building began in 1919, and was the vision of Mrs. Katharine Smith Reynolds, in honor and memory of her husband, tobacco industry magnate Richard Joshua Reynolds, who died the year prior. The bronze memorial tablet in the lobby reads: "This auditorium is to be devoted to the cultivation of the arts and sciences, and to the education of people, in affectionate recognition of the life and services of him in whose honor and memory it is dedicated."
One more teaser about the book- it deals with the struggles, secrets, sacrifices, and successes of two sets of sisters, generations apart. I'm so excited to work with Iron Stream Media for this project, and I'm very grateful to Editor Extraordinairre, Eve Marie Everson (who is also a fabulous author) for the opportunity. Thankful also for my agent, Cyle Young.
I look forward to sharing more in the coming months!
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