And For My Next Trick

I will reappear on this blog as if I never actually abandoned it for—*checks date of last blog*—exactly one month. So how the heck are ya? Me? I’m good. Healthy. Well rested. Life is good.

Okay, that might be a lie. Maybe I should explain.

See, I had a deadline. I had to turn in the 4th book in the Anchor Island series (the last, sadly) on April 1. That took every ounce of focus and determination I had left in my four working brain cells. I also, sort of by accident, booked a trip for kiddo and I to Disney World from March 26-30th. So, really, the deadline was March 25th, thanks to my impeccable timing and failure to think ahead.

But the book is in and I’ve managed to create a workable to-do list to catch up—you should see the amount of laundry I have to do—and now I’m back in the game. Mostly.

And I have news! First up, the 3rd book in the Anchor Island series, HOME TO STAY, is currently featured in the Kindle First program over on Amazon. See for details on that. If you’re anxious for the print or audio versions of the book, your target date is still May 1, but that’ll be here before we know it.

I also have a book trailer. This launched last week and I am very excited about how it turned out.


What else? Oh, I’ll be embarking on a bit of a blog tour starting in the middle of the month. These are the dates I have right now. I’ll be sharing more info about the tour soon.

April 15 – Curvy Writers Blog Radio (Noon)

April 16 – Fresh Fiction

April 18 – Firebirds

April 21 – Rockville 8

April 22 – Ripe for Reader

April 25 – RWA Contemporary Chapter Blog

April 29 – Romance Dish

So what am I doing now besides tackling the to-do list? Starting a new series! In early 2015 you’ll get to meet the inhabitants of Ardent Springs, TN, located an hour or so north of Nashville. The first book is the story of high school sweethearts with a shot at a second chance for love. Will they make it work? I sure hope so, since my job is to write happily ever afters.

To get in the swing of the new setting, I’ve created a playlist for it. I can’t listen to music while I write, but listening during the development stage is a must. As you could probably guess, the list is filled with country songs, and this is one sets the tone perfectly.

So we’re back to Music Monday with Again by David Nail. Enjoy!

7 thoughts on “And For My Next Trick”

  1. Bridget C says:

    I’m looking forward to the third and fourth books, but a bit sad that we have to leave our friends after that.

    It is interesting that you can’t listen to music when you are writing, but say that you have to listen before putting pen to paper, or finger to keyboard. Have you always done that?

    1. Terri says:

      I have. Listening while putting words on the page is too distracting. I can’t have the television on either. But oddly enough, I can write in a public place and tune all the noise out.

      Music is great at inspiring scenes. Usually the black moments or the final scene when everyone is happy. It gives me a tone. Sometimes it’s the lyrics, but it can be just the melody. This particular song is great for the start of the new book since the high school sweethearts are reunited after 12 years and all the old memories come flooding back.

  2. Debbie Mccreary says:

    Thanks for touching on all this. I am a fan of country music so I think I will fall right into you next series. P.S. love your hair

    1. Terri says:

      Thanks, Debbie. On all counts. 🙂

  3. Mona Kekstadt says:

    Very busy girl….looking forward to the next book..HOME TO STAY love Randy and Willow….so I know this will be a wonderful book…4th very happy to hear…that being said very interested in the new series to come….Love country music, but not all of it but some…never heard of Again by David Nail but I like it….
    Love the Book trailer…It’s so beautiful…

  4. Mandy M. says:

    I took advantage of the Kindle First program and just finished Home To Stay this afternoon. I LOVED it! While I can’t wait to get my hands on book #4, I’ll be so sad to leave Anchor Island. When can we expect to the 4th Anchor book to be released??

    1. Terri says:

      Hello! Thank you for reading the book and for hopping over here to say you loved it. The book and its author are loving you right back!

      I think book 4 will release in November, but then it could be October. I don’t have a firm release date yet from my publisher, but I’m working on it.

      As I’ve already finished writing the last one (we’re in the edit stage) I can say I’m going to miss this island and these characters too. I’ve been writing in this world for nearly 4 years. It’s going to be weird leaving them behind.

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