It's official! IN THE VANISHING HOUR is an audiobook, thanks to my awesome publisher, Encircle Publications, and the lovely voice of Melora Kordos. The audiobook is available on Audible at the following link:
After a busier than expected 2023, I'm happy to report the audiobook for IN THE VANISHING HOUR is in the home stretch! In less than two weeks, the book will be available on Audible from Encircle Publications.
It's been a fun (and surreal) process listening to my words read by the lovely voice of Melora Kordos, who is a multi-talented actress, director, writer, and voice artist. I'm so honored to have her on board. You can check out her other work, and listen to a sample of the audiobook on her website.
The audiobook may land sooner than later, so stay tuned for release day. In the meantime, here's a fun teaser I created on my Facebook page.
Thank you to Wellesley Weston Magazine for featuring IN THE VANISHING HOUR in your Winter 2023/2024 issue! A special thanks to editor Jill Nilsen and writer Janet Mendelsohn for the lovely article, which you can read at the link below (page 134).
Thank you to Discover Books for featuring my books in their newsletter! Discover books is an online shop and blog dedicated to sharing all things books and authors. They offer exclusive discounts and a newsletter for subscribers.
I'm honored to be included! You can visit their website at: https://discoverbooks.com/
I'm honored and excited to see my novel, In the Vanishing Hour, on this list! Thank you to Independent Book Review for the feature. You can find the list and a link to their starred review of my book at the following:
Hidden Gems on Kindle Unlimited
I tend to write mini-sized reviews of the books I read, and I don't do it often enough. As an author, I know that even just a few words can mean the world, and just a rating is appreciated. I've fallen behind on reading and reviews, so here are a few words about Shelley Burbank's wonderful novel, so long overdue.
Lively is a fitting name for the main character of Final Draft: An Olivia Lively Mystery by Shelley Burbank. Olivia, who calls herself Liv, is the smart, vivacious character at the center of this realistic world. She fights for truth and stands up for herself, while also leaving time in her busy schedule to help friends. She’s insatiably curious, always three steps ahead in her mind, sometimes inspecting others with a healthy dose of doubt. It was that honesty I loved about the novel—Olivia’s observations about others, not without the occasional opinion, suspicion, or other human traits. This inquisitive, tangential mind is what makes Liv as a private investigator not only credible but intriguing. Burbank isn’t afraid to show her supporting characters’ weaknesses too—the subtle mind games, the clever subtext and body language that is so well illustrated. The writing is strong and descriptive, and moves along effortlessly, inviting the reader from place to place. I enjoyed following Liv on her investigation, and around the beautiful city of Portland, Maine. The novel is part mystery, part domestic drama, with a touch of romance and a lot of spirit. I’d be happy to follow Liv on another journey, or to read anything Shelley Burbank writes.
You can purchase the book through the review link on BookBub.
Happy April! I'm so excited about this featured interview in WE Magazine for Women by Heidi Richards Mooney. Heidi is a publisher, editor, small business marketing expert, and creator of this wonderful magazine. I'm honored to have IN THE VANISHING HOUR showcased on this week's home page. Thank you, Heidi!
I adore this cover for the German edition of THE ONE TRUE OCEAN, out now in eBook from DotBooks! The new title translates to THE OLD HOUSE BY THE SEA, which I love because it speaks to the novel’s gothic, romantic side. Thank you to DotBooks for bringing my first novel back to readers across the sea.
I was excited (and a bit stunned) to have In the Vanishing Hour chosen as a starred review for Independent Book Review, and I was truly moved by reviewer Melissa Suggitt's lovely words about my novel. Thank you for the feature, and for taking the time to read my work.
To read the full review, visit the book page on Independent Book Review.
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