I was told there would be a blog.
Actually, I was told that updating my blog is a good idea. You guys, the big problem is I don't really want to write a blog, nor do I have a whole lot of extra time to, as I'm currently trying to finish my latest manuscript. And wouldn't everyone rather read that than a silly, obligatory blog?
Yes we would!
That's what I thought! So instead I'm going to insert a little book aesthetic I made to get everybody all pumped up about my upcoming release. I don't have an official release date yet, but my guess is it'll be in August or September—but don't quote me on that! If you really want to know the actual release date when I finally figure it out, I recommend signing up for my newsletter, which BTW I have no idea how to use.
that means you don't have to worry about me spamming you constantly with obnoxious emails
Anyway, if you want to sign up, go here.
But I digress. Here is the book aesthetic and a little teaser. It's gonna be a good one, you guys. I can't wait.
College students Scott Latimer and Ophelia McCarthy were perfect strangers when they barely survived a deadly tornado in Austin, Texas. Eight years later, the scars of Mother Nature's wrath are still permanently etched on their lives.
Now a frustrated and under-stimulated reporter, Scott's desire for passion in his life and work compels him to uproot his life in Texas and move to New Orleans on a whim. In his new role as an arts and culture reporter, he encounters a reclusive, yet vaguely familiar young woman, but he can't place where he's seen her before. Ophelia, however, knows him the instant she sees him for the first time since that life-altering storm.
Ophelia manages a boutique that specializes in antiques and local New Orleans artwork. Her dream of moving her shop to a prime location in the French Quarter hinges on earning enough money for the down payment, and Scott suggests that an ongoing feature story about her unique business will bring in the money she needs. The only problem is Ophelia's insistence upon hiding her disfigured face from the world.
It takes a lot of coaxing from Scott to get Ophelia to warm up to the idea—and to him—but just as their plan comes together, Mother Nature revisits them in the form of an unprecedented tragedy in the making. Hurricane Katrina is roiling off the Gulf Coast, and for the storm-ravaged lovers, their destiny appears to be an inevitable, catastrophic end.