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This is what editing Leaving Annalise looked like:

Eric was in India while I did final edits, so I worked around the clock. Editing it was a lot more fun than writing it. For some reason, this book was harder to write than any of the eight others I’ve written. I recently read a quote by a famous and financially successful novelist whose name I can’t recall (impressive, I know), the essence of which was that whether it is easy or it hurts, his end product quality doesn’t change. I hope this is true for me, too, for this book’s sake! But by the time this picture was taken, I’d reached the blissful “everything is going to be all right” stage.

Here’s where I left “blog tour” tracks for Saving Grace this week, on the ‘net. Please, if you visit, tell them I sent you:

  • First CHAPTER review of Saving Grace on Literarily Speaking — I’ve heard a few people think the book starts slow; does this reviewer agree?
  • Review of Saving Grace, on Community Books — Is it a pick or a pan by this author/reviewer???
  • Interview of Moi on Literarily Speaking — where I share the secret image hidden in the cover, bwa ha ha ha.
  • Review of Saving Grace at The Socialite’s Closet — She’s a reader, not a writer, and here’s what she thought of my debut novel.
  • “Dear Reader” Letter from Katie! on Literarily Speaking — this was so much fun to write. Katie is feeling a little defensive!
  • Finally, if you are interested in entering to win the Kindle Fire HD, go to Pump Up Your Books. Hey, you don’t want to miss me forking up the dough to pay for a giveaway this pricey, do you? Get in on the swag opportunity!

It means the world to me if you take the time to share or thank the site owners for featuring Saving Grace and me. Thanks y’all!

Now, I’m off to Midland to kick off the live-and-in-person three-month book tour, with an event at Hastings, followed by an appearance and speech at the Midland Autism Resource Center where I’ll deliver Survival Tips for Parents of ADHD & Aspergers Kids. I get to stay with my friend and cover artist Heidi Dorey, so I’m pretty excited, even though Eric is in India and can’t come. Bonus: dinner with my friend and the mother of one of my dear, long-time besties. For a full list of stops on the book tour, visit the home page:




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16 Responses to Footprints in the Sand

  1. Rhonda Erb says:

    Love your tub desk! I can’t wait for this book to come out!

  2. rebeccanolen says:

    I love the bookcover photo up at the top. The colors are wonderful

  3. This is SOOOO exciting! I am so glad you are taking us on this journey with you – it is so much fun. Hope Eric gets home quick-quick. I’ll go by and visit the reviews and interviews and tell ’em ya sent me!

  4. Eric Huthchins says:

    I LOVE that you got LA finished. I know that one took a lot out of you. I also LOVE that Katie #3 is already polished and beautiful. You can now take some time and focus on your self, and also get back “out there” and visit with all the cool people (like those commenting here, that you have met).
    Hope the Kickoff off the Book Signing tour (in Midland) Goes GREAT today.

  5. Good luck! Break a leg! Knock ’em dead! And enjoy along the way…
    xo hm

  6. I love your new site. Looks beautiful!

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