Lots has been going on late­ly, and I want­ed to make sure every­one is in the loop! Right now the Ash Grove paper­backs are under­go­ing a tiny face lift and will be unavail­able through the stan­dard sales chan­nels (Ama­zon, BN.com, Cre­ate­Space) for a lit­tle while. If you need one before they re-emerge shy­ly into the sun, just email me. The updat­ed ver­sions will be done by the time UtopYA con comes around at the end of June; I’ll be sign­ing there, so do drop by my table if you’re attend­ing. I’ll also have tons of great Ash Grove swag and merch, includ­ing rowan pen­dants and “Joy” and “Mad­die” fra­grances!

More fun news: the audio­book of Sea of Secrets is very near­ly ready to make its debut! Tal­ent­ed voice actress Meghan Lewis is lend­ing her skills to Oriel’s sto­ry, and I think you’ll be delight­ed with the result. If you long for windswept Vic­to­ri­an land­scapes and brood­ing heroes, this is the (audio)book for you.

Camp NaNoW­riMo comes around in July, and I’ve decid­ed to par­tic­i­pate this year. Last year I start­ed but dropped out ear­ly on; this year I’d like to acquit myself bet­ter and com­plete a draft of my next nov­el. All encour­age­ment and pom-pom-wav­ing is wel­come! And in August you’ll find me and my books at the fab­u­lous AJC Decatur Book Fes­ti­val, the biggest inde­pen­dent book fes­ti­val in the coun­try. If you can stand the Geor­gia heat, come on out!