Monday, September 19, 2016
Small Town Roads has Been Picked Up
Unlike my first two books, printed through a small "vanity press" publishers, it's going to get a lot more attention, marketing and such, being available to 71,000 bookstores and libraries and not just online at Amazon and Barnes and Noble and it will be featured at a number of large Christian trade shows.
Having two books that went to #1 at Amazon, with The Book of Barkley being a featured Indie author write up in Kirkus Review (online AND print) Magazine as well as winning a major International Literary award, was a big help in pitching it to them. I can't expect it will do that well, lightning may not strike thrice, but I hope that my long time readers will enjoy the story, and the message.
Storyline: Rachel Raines is orphaned after putting off college to care for ailing parents. Finally she's off to a major urban center university and the fun loving, young party girl has better things to do then go to church, even if a good student. She inherits her only relative's tiny home in a small town in the middle of nowhere a few weeks after graduation. She wants to stay in the city, but that house is the only place she has any memories of her family, her childhood home sold to pay for medical bills, burials, and her continued education.
Armed with a Criminal Justice degree and grades that should have taken her to the FBI, she finds her self as a rookie patrol officer in a place that has no coffee shop, no single men her age and the only local restaurant has a giant plastic cow on the roof. Well, there was one single man, but he broke their date after she arrested him.
But small town doesn't always mean safe and she's caught up in a unexpected meth lab bust, and in one moment of violence, her whole life changes, as does her look at her future and her faith.
It will be different then my previous books, fiction and obviously, a Christian theme. But it is a subtle one, stressing the values of self reliance, working together as neighbors, and commitment to family we were raised in as opposed to being "preachy". The characters have firearms and the Constitution on their wall and I hope the ride won't be too dull.
Lord willing, it should be out by Christmas.
Dad is failing pretty quickly so I'm going to print a copy and put it in a binder and send it to him next week but he was very proud at the news.
Love - Brigid
Posted by Brigid at 9:47 PM