Yesterday was release day for my book, Hometown Cowboy, the fourth book in my Kellersburg series. Here are the other books in the series. Each book can be read without reading the others, but it is fun to revisit characters from the other books.
I remember in high school and college literature classes that we were asked to state the theme of a novel. I always hated that. How was I supposed to know what theme the author was getting at? When I write, I don’t necessarily have a theme in mind, but somehow a theme emerges. It’s like my whole writing process. I don’t know what will happen until I start writing the story. Themes develop despite my inattention to them. I’ve discovered the theme for this whole series is “new beginnings.” The main characters are looking to start over as they try to leave the troubles of the past behind.
Do you usually recognize the theme of a novel? Why or why not? Is it something you look for when you read? I will be giving away an ebook copy of either Four Little Blessings or A Match to Call Ours, winner’s choice, to one person who leaves a comment here. I will draw the winning name on April 29, 2021, at 9PM MST.
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