Thursday, December 22, 2011

In time for Christmas!


Finally…a long awaited project is finished! I’m pleased to announce the release of an e-book, SHADOW TALES—A COLLECTION OF SHORT STORIES. And just in time for Christmas, too! It took several people to pull this together—Penny Marsh to design the cover, Debi Murray to copyedit, and Abby Reilly at Dystel and Goderich Literary Management to do all that pesky formatting and uploading! I’m very pleased with the results and I hope you will be too. It’s available right now at Amazon, will be soon on Barnes and Noble and Scribd.com, then after (maybe before) the New Year, it will be available on Sony and Apple.

Here’s part of the book description:

“Get caught up in the world of a mother who’s desperate to make a new life for her children and who’s willing to do just about anything to achieve it. Join a young woman as she searches to uncover a secret that’s been buried for over a hundred years and is “dying” to be told. See Christmas through the eyes of a widower, alone for the first time until he receives a surprising visitor. Meet a journalist who gets more than she bargained for while she hunts down the story that will make her career. As an added bonus, included in this collection is the short story that began The Ophelia and Abby Mystery Series, The Gift.”

To celebrate, I’m giving away two SHADOW TALES gift certificates—one for Amazon if you have a Kindle; and one for Barnes and Noble if you have a Nook. (I’ll figure something out for everyone who uses Sony or Apple later.) Leave a comment about your plans for Christmas and I’ll announce the winners next week.

Everyone have a very Merry Christmas and I’ll see you next week. (I’m off to make and decorate 70 petit fours for Christmas Eve…don’t ask! *g* This has got to be one of my crazier ideas!!)

Best,
Shirley

4 comments:

SandyG265 said...

We are going to my boyfriend's daughter's house for Christmas.

Barbara E. said...

My plans for Christmas are to do something with my son the day before - maybe visit an amusement park or hit a movie, then while he's working and his girlfriend is at her folks, I'll sleep in, have a relaxing day reading a good book, a nice dinner with some pumpkin pie for dessert and be happy that all of the craziness of this time of year is over.

Diane P said...

Christmas Eve is Italian food before church and wine/cheese afterwards with my daughters & family.
Christmas day is stockings/tree presents with German pancakes for breakfast. Hamon=salmon & ham with dear friends at our house.
The 26th is movie day & leftovers-everyone leaves for awhile.

Sharon said...

we have the only grandchildren on my side of the family so everyone comes to us! Woot! . My parents will show up in the morning and my brother at lunch.

would love to read the short story that lead to the Abby and Ophelia series. It is one of my favorite mysteries :)