Book Update

It’s hard to believe that July is coming to a close. We’ve had some pretty warm days, lots of humidity but, I’ve got to say, I’ll still take that over an avalanche of snow any day. July scooted on by without me having written a single blog post. I didn’t mean for that to happen but….

Edits for Cammie Takes Flight are about to get underway. I found out last week that I’ll be working with Penelope Jackson again. Penelope and I worked on Flying with a Broken Wing together. She’s marvelous! Can’t express how fortunate I’ve been to have such great editors to work with  at Nimbus Publishing and how very thankful I am for their expertise. Having that second set of eyes always opens my own eyes up and allows me to see things that previously weren’t there. My imagination soars. Right now, the plan is to have the edited manuscript back to Nimbus for layout by mid-September and to have the Advanced Reading Copies available for media by early winter. The book is to be released in April 2017. (I think I mentioned that in an earlier post.)  I’m expecting to see a cover sometime in August or early September. I’ll share it with you as soon as I can. It’s always exciting to see a new cover, and with this being a sequel it’s even a bit more exciting.

Also in July, it was brought to my attention that Flying with a Broken Wing made the Bank Street College list for Best books in 2015. I know many of you saw this on Facebook so please indulge me. The college is located in New York!  Here’s a bit about the list in case you’re not familiar.

One of the most comprehensive annotated book lists for children, aged infant through 16. The Committee reviews over 6,000 titles annually for accuracy and literary quality and considers their emotional impact on children. The best 600 books published each year, both fiction and nonfiction, are listed with annotations, according to age and category.

I’m also working on a new project at the moment, but July’s been busy with family visiting (yes, Miss Charlotte was here for a few days!) and gardening, work  etc….etc….But writers find a way to work around the everyday. We squeeze in time for writing whenever we can. There’s no way we can resist!

So, there’s a bit of an update for now. I’ll keep you posted as more news come in. I hope you’re all enjoying your summer.


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  1. Congrats on your success Laura and best of luck with the revision of your novel.


  2. Phyllis Crowe

     /  July 30, 2016

    Sequel to a Best Book… with no pun intended….. oh wait, yes, intended!…. is pretty exciting. Congratulations Laura. Well done & well deserved.


    • Thanks Phyllis! Yes, it is exciting, and now, we’ll all find out what happened to Evelyn and just where Cammie’s mother’s been all these years!


  3. With all that exciting news, you’re certainly forgiven for no earlier blog posts this month. I am looking forward to your newest book (as you know) which will find its way into a review on my blog. 🙂
    Enjoy the rest of our far-too-short summer, Laura.


    • Lynn, you are SO supportive and SO generous for always reviewing my books! So glad we met the year Bitter, Sweet came out! I’m happy to consider you a friend!


  4. All great news! Congratulations for getting on the Bank Street College list. I so look forward to the sequel and can´t wait to see the cover. We just finished designing the cover of my next book. Always fun.


  5. Kathy Morgan

     /  July 30, 2016

    Awesome! Hope you will be making another city book tour 🙂


  6. Nimbus has done a great job with your other covers – can’t wait to see this one! And read the pages between the covers!

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