Publishing News–Change is a Coming

I just wanted to share this exciting news with all of you. I’ve just signed a contract for my next book with Nimbus Publishing, due out in Spring 2024. Yes, I know that’s a bit in the future and I expect many of you will forget this news until that time comes, but that is okay. I will keep you up on what’s going on, sharing covers, etc. Publishing is not known for it’s speediness. In the meantime, I’ve been working on a few other projects and am feeling so good to be back writing on a regular basis after floundering for the past few years, due to a plethora of obligations that has taken my attention away from writing, the way life does for all of us.

This new book will be different from what you’ve been used to seeing from me in the past in that it is young adult novel with a contemporary setting and explores some heavy topics. I’d share the title but it could change before now and the publication date so I’ll wait until that has been established. The main character is also a young guy who loves hockey. With that said, it’s not a hockey story although hockey does make up one element in the book. I was so fortunate to have a friend read over the hockey bits and set me on the right track. It made such a difference to the chapter. Her suggestions were so helpful and insightful and there is nothing better than constructive criticism. In fact, I welcome it.

So that is my exciting publishing news for now and I hope none of you will be disappointed with the changes. I’m sure I won’t stop writing historic fiction, as I do have some ideas brewing, but I also have a few ideas for more contemporary stories as well. Time will tell.

So, it is back to the keyboard for me as I wait for the publication of my new book in November!

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  1. Angela Wilson

     /  August 8, 2022

    I am excited as well and excited for you, Laura!

    Angela Wilson

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  2. Deb Watring-Ellis

     /  August 8, 2022

    Wow! Congratulations – both on the news and getting back to the keyboard.

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    • Thanks, Deb! It feels good to write new material and feel the flow of ideas, the feel of being able to express what’s going on in my head.:) I hope you are able to get writing time in. You have had your challenges as well. ❤

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  3. This is exciting! Congratulations. I love that you are writing different things. This sounds like another winner. You are writing faster than I can read!!

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    • Thanks, Darlene! It is certainly a different book for me, but we tell the stories that want to be told and this one was contemporary. We authors sometimes have little choice in the matter.

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  4. Susan White

     /  August 8, 2022

    That is great news Laura.Congratulations!

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  5. Congratulations, Laura. Knowing a writing schedule a year or two in advance is a good way to keep on track.

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    • Thanks Diane. Also, I’ve been following your advise about setting a reasonable writing goal of 750 words a day. It’s really helped keep me on track, although I’ll admit, I’ve fallen behind this past while now that our granddaughter is visiting. But I continue to make progress every day and hope to have a first draft of a new book finished this summer if all goes well. It would be the first time I wrote through a first draft without revising along the way. It is a different experience, but one I am enjoying. So, I thank it. It was most helpful!

      I hope all is well. I’ve noticed your blog is now “private.”

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      • I’m glad the writing 750 words every day is working. I know it doesn’t for everyone. It certainly works on me. It keeps me rooted in the story, always thinking about it. Of course, like you, some days life takes over. Sometimes I have time to only reread what I wrote yesterday, make a few changes and then write the next day. Here’s to great success with finish the story this summer.

        All is well here. Busy. Extremely so. I just finished the first draft to a fantasy novel on Friday using this 750 a day commitment. I’m not sure what I’m going to do with my website. I’m taking the next two months to think about it.

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        • Taking time to make decisions is never a bad thing. I’m sure you’ll figure something out. Congratulations on completing the first draft of a fantasy novel! That is a big accomplishments.

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  6. Excellent!! Congratulations, Laura!

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