Thursday, April 4, 2013

Hey, It's Me Again!

It’s been awhile since I posted, but I’m back and here’s a quick update. After much gnashing of teeth and whining, I finally finished the second “Jess McConkey” book! Yay! THE WIDOWS OF BRAXTON COUNTY is in the pipeline and heading toward its July 23rd release. (I just received the advanced reading copies last week!) For some reason this was a challenging book to write, and to be honest, it’s thanks to my fellow author and friend, Tamara Siler Jones, and my beta reader, Alexx Miller, that I managed to finish it. Their support and feedback really helped get me through the whole process and hopefully, everyone will be pleased with the result! Here’s a short synopsis:

“Kate is ready to put her nomadic, city-dwelling past behind her when she marries Joseph Krause and moves with him to the Iowa farm that has been in his family for more than 140 years. But life on the farm isn’t quite as idyllic as she’d hoped. It’s filled with chores, judgmental neighbors and her mother-in-law who—unbeknownst to Kate until after the wedding—will be living with them.

As Kate struggles to find her place in the small farming community, she begins to realize that her husband and his family are not who she thought they were. According to town gossip, the Krause family harbors a long-kept secret about a mysterious death that haunts Kate as a dangerous, unexplainable chain of events begins.”

To celebrate, I’m doing some drawings. The first is on my “Jess McConkey—Author” Facebook page. Once that page hits 200 “likes”, I’m doing a drawing for a WIDOWS OF BRAXTON COUNTY messenger bag. We’re getting close…only 35 more to go!! The next two are again on Facebook. To enter, all you have to do is “share” the posts announcing the arc’s from my “Shirley Damsgaard” page or my “Jess McConkey—Author” page. (If you share both, your name is entered twice!) The prize is a signed advanced reading copy.

Since I’ve been away so long, I’d be remiss if I didn’t do a give-away here too! So…leave a comment, and your name will be entered for a third drawing of a signed advanced reading copy! If you’re interested, that’s three chances to win! I’ll announce the winner next week.

That’s it for now—have a great week and I’ll catch you next Thursday!



BW said...

Congradulations on the release of your book.

Alexx Momcat said...

You Rock as always Shirley! Can't wait to get my hands on this one!

SandyG265 said...

Congrats on the new release. Glad to see you back here.

Sharon Stogner said...

thanks for the chance! will pimp you out!

mariska said...

That's Great , you are back ! :) Congrats on the new book !