I hope you are all doing well and ready for summer. I have been mostly shut away since the holidays, dealing with my ongoing struggles, and doing extensive revisions on Volume Three of THE HORSTBERG SAGA. The book was originally written over twenty years ago (as all of the volumes were) but the first two had already been through the revision process multiple times, while this one—and the one after it—had just been collecting dust. I must say I was alarmingly stunned with what a terrible writer I had been. The story was good, but the writing was full of problems. Now the story is better and it can be read without offending your intelligence as a reader. Volume Three, FOR LOVE AND COUNTRY, is now off to the publisher and is going through the editing process, and the cover art is underway. As soon as I have a release date, I will send out an email and let you know. I am now working on Volume Four, and there is a Volume Five coming after that—titles on those are still pending, but the books are written. If you’ve not yet had the time or taken the opportunity to read volumes one and two of THE HORSTBERG SAGA, I hope you will do so. And please spread the word; the majority of my established readers still apparently don’t know it’s out there.
While I was lost in Horstberg for months, I completely overlooked letting you know that I had written a NOVELLA that was released in the spring, in a book along with novellas by two other authors. A RAVEN’S HEART is a historical story with no LDS content, longer than a short story and shorter than a novel. The book is called “Love Unexpected: With All My Heart.” I hope you will enjoy it.
One more thing I want to mention—for those of you who live in the Utah Valley Area—is an amazing charity event being held on June 7th that will benefit THE CENTER FOR WOMEN AND CHILDREN IN CRISIS. If you are an avid reader of my work, you know I’ve written a great deal about abuse and its related challenges. This is an amazing opportunity to help those who are victims. Here is a link to the website with information about the great activity on Saturday, and also on ways you can make donations even if you are unable to attend. Charity Event <http://www.teamforeverstrong.org/> I hope you all have a wonderful summer and that you feel God’s blessings in your life, as I do.
Keep reading and have much joy! Anita