It was my favorite time of the month, when we’d “take one and pass them down” until all of us in the class had a copy of the order form.
Immediately, I’d start scanning the pages for any favorites I’d heard about in the library, or the books my teacher might suggest. There were so many books, my young head would spin.
I’d get out my pencil and start circling possibilities, knowing I’d have to either see how much change I’d saved up or see how much I could ask my parents for. Back then, the books were no more than a dollar or two, with most of them less than that.
A few of those treasured books I still have on my shelf today, but a very few.
I still feel the same sense of anticipation when finding a CBD catalog in my mailbox. There’s not quite the same feeling when seeing “suggestions” from Amazon or other online booksellers. But now, we readers have so many other ways of discovering books.
Years later, I’m bursting with thanks for my own releases – A Grand Teton Sleigh Ride is available now in ebook form or paperback. The four-novella collection had a long road to publication for my coauthor Elizabeth Goddard and me, and its final form turned out differently than we expected. If you know of someone who loves Wyoming, the outdoors, spunky adventurous heroines and strong heroes, I hope you’ll add this one to your “book order form.”
Also out this month is A Path Made Plain – set in the Amish-Mennonite village of Pinecraft in Sarasota, Florida. The hero is a little different than others I’ve encountered in my writings, and getting to know the formerly Amish, tattooed, Harley-riding pastry chef was full of surprises for me. I hope you’ll put Thad’s story on your book order form as well.
Later on, next week as a matter of fact – Love Brings Us Home will release. The set of seven romances is available for a limited time in one collection, authored by some of the Inspy Romance team.
Thanksgiving week, I’m releasing Comfort and Joy, a Christmas novella about new love in the Big Apple. This story is an older story of mine freshened up, and tells the story of a widow whose tall spruce tree in her yard is chosen to be the Rockefeller Center Christmas tree.
Don’t forget to check out our giveaways here at Inspy Romance, too.
Whew! Is your head spinning yet? Books, books, and more books!
Mark your calendars — next Thursday, November 20, starting at 3 p.m. EST, the authors of Love Brings Us Home will be having a Facebook release party. Find the link HERE. We’ll have giveaways, specially priced books, and guest authors coming by. So follow the link for more details.