So, this is really happening, guys. My editor assures me unless the printing press burns to the ground between now and this summer, we are ON SCHEDULE. That means my lovely little first born book will be released in July. I received the cover art today. (And also the final proofs which I have to look over this week. While simultaneously attending a writing conference on the other side of the country. I find myself actually grateful I have a four hour plane ride.)
So, first, the cover isn’t what I expected. (But in a good way. It’s better, see? I’m about to tell you why.) Because the title of the book is The House at Rose Creek, I kinda sorta thought the cover would include a picture of uh, a HOUSE. The house is a really huge part of the story, so it seemed like it would fit. Thing is, I know exactly what the actual house at Rose Creek looks like. I can see it, in my head, and realize now that if a house cover didn’t match up with the house in my head? It’s quite possible I would be disappointed. And that wouldn’t be fun.
So now, I’m totally one hundred percent NOT disappointed because this cover? It fits. It’s perfect. It makes me happy. I can’t wait to share this book with the world.
So enough blabbing already. HERE is the cover, as well as a not so official (and not very polished) blurb about the book. (I wrote it this afternoon for the website, while Ivy asked for Apple Juice, Lucy practiced “Reverently, Quietly” on the piano for the four thousandth time so she can play the prelude music in primary on Sunday, and Jack sat on my feet and threw rubber blocks at my head. So. It only got about five minutes of attention before I put my mother hat back on and went to calm the chaos. I’m still blabbing, aren’t I. Yes? Yes.)
Kate Sinclair wasn’t planning on inheriting her family’s 100-year-old farmhouse. She wasn’t even planning on going back to Rose Creek. But when her aunt unexpectedly passes away, leaving her the house, she finds herself forced to confront her past, including the family she hasn’t spoken to in years.
When she finds a journal belonging to a distant ancestor in the attic of the old house, she begins a journey that reconnects her with her faith, her family, and herself.
But trouble looms. Kate’s new love interest, Andrew, has a past full of secrets. And the state department of transportation wants to bulldoze the old farmhouse for a highway project. Will Kate be able to see through Andrew’s past? Most importantly, will she find a way to save her house and hold onto the fragile threads that tie her to her family?
So. Here we go. I hope you’ll read it come July!