Last month I did an in-depth Q&A over at Smashwords. I really enjoyed putting some of my thoughts down about the writing process, self-publishing matters, and upcoming books. I keep adding to the interview—feel free to check it out here!
So, my last publication was in June, with the nonfiction ADHD memoir Connecting the Dots. That still continues to be available only on Kindle, but I will make sure to publish on Smashwords, Apple, and Barnes and Noble by the end of the year.
Time of Grace on Preorder
I’m switching gears, though, and bringing out the first (updated and revised) ebook edition of Time of Grace, my LGBT historical novel set in WW1-era Ireland that has up to now been available only in print!
Time of Grace is an intimate love story between two young women, Caroline and Grace, who meet as servants at a big Irish country house in 1915 in an atmosphere that’s similar to Downton Abbey in its rigid class structure. It’s also a dynamic historical novel tracing the events leading up to the Easter Rising of 1916, which led to Irish independence a few years later. While Englishwoman Caroline is initially apolitical, Grace is a fiery revolutionary with links to the Irish rebel movement. Both characters must make difficult choices about whether to commit or whether to pull away.
Time of Grace is currently on preorder, which means that you can currently reserve a copy on Apple, Barnes & Noble, and Kobo! It will be released Saturday, October 12, at the special introductory price of $3.99. A long sample is available here.
A Word about Covers…
The print version was published 12 years ago by a small Irish press with a rather sultry but generic cover, a picture of a woman’s upturned face. It didn’t get across the sense of the period at all and there was no sense from the image that this was a lesbian love story…
A talented writer friend who also does professional covers provided me with a collage-type sepia-tinged image that shows both women together, as well as objects evoking the historical period and Ireland. I think it nicely captures the adventurous and tender tone of the novel.
As the book’s author, who was only in my early thirties when it came out, I would love it if the book found a wider audience this time around. Let me know what you think of Time of Grace…