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FROM THE EAGLE'S NEST

Feb 5, 2005

DEAR FRIENDS AND READERS,

I know it's been quite a while since you signed up for my
newsletter, and I wouldn't blame you if you were saying,
"Kathleen Eagle? Who's that?" right about now. A VIEW OF
THE RIVER, which is now scheduled for September in
paperback, turned out to be quite a challenge--not to
mention the sudden onslaught of grandchildren--we're up to
3--and our return to the business of raising horses.

I've also been working with the web mistress of my writers'
group getting an online newsletter started for our group.
Check in at www.midwestfiction.com and sign in. I promise,
you'll get the latest news monthly. Now, I'll be updating
my own site very soon--definitely before the end of the
month. I hope I can make it more interesting for you, and
I do have some tentative plans. Among them, discussion
guides designed for readers groups

On to the book news...

TOMMY T GETS HIS OWN BOOK
Begging for the sequel to Night Falls Like Silk since it
first came out in 1997, readers bombarded me with cries of:
“Give us Tommy T’s story.” I responded with Night Falls
Like Silk. Said Publisher’s Weekly: “Edge-of-the-seat
suspense...Her scene setting is convincing and her pacing
flawless...Eagle enriches the romance genre.” (Hardcover
10/03)

Now it’s time for more readers to discover Night Falls Like
Silk in paperback. Look for the March 2005 release from
HarperTorch. Here’s the setup:

A connoisseur of exquisite objects, Cassandra Westbrook
collects whatever catches her eye. At an art auction she
is captivated by a set of old Lakota Sioux ledger drawings
and by the stranger who’s bidding against her. She wins
the bid, but she’s in for trouble. When both the drawings
and her nephew suddenly disappear, Cassandra must turn to
Thomas Warrior for answers.
Thomas lifted himself from the mean streets of the inner
city to become famous beyond his imaginings, but his talent
is a gift that haunts his darkest hours. His creations
seem to be taking on a life of their own, threatening
everything he holds dear.
Is Cassandra’s enigmatic lover a hero or a trickster?
NIGHT FALLS LIKE SILK
HarperTorch, 0-06-103244-1 March/05

MIRA BOOKS TO PUBLISH MY NEXT PAPERBACK ORIGINAL

As I said, A VIEW OF THE RIVER was a corker to write, for
reasons I can't begin to explain. There aren't many
characters, but there were lots of threads to be woven
through to the end. Here's the setup (from the cover
blurb):

If you look closely enough, you can find love everywhere.
A descendant of a courageous band of Ojibwe, Birch
Trueblood is now a local Shaman doing a booming business
with New Age believers and tourists. With a young daughter
to care for, he manages to mask his cynical attitude about
life and his so-called art. But everything changes when
he’s called to work his magic at an historic old house,
where he meets a woman who’s about to make him a believer.
Rochelle LeClair has crossed paths with Birch before—and
has no reason to change her opinion that he’s a fake and a
charlatan. Running Rosewood, a fledgling B&B, Rochelle is
forced to come face to face with Birch again when her
eccentric aunt hires him to communicate with the house’s
ghostly presence, but it’s Birch’s own presence that plays
havoc with her senses. As family rivalries and buried lies
are exposed, the spirits of the past will come to light,
along with the deepest secrets of Rochelle’s heart.
   A VIEW OF THE RIVER
Mira Books, 0-7783-2098-7, Sept/05

I will start visiting the message board again this month.
I miss it, but I've had to stay away to keep my mind clear
for writing. Thanks for bearing with me. Back soon!

Happy reading!
Kathleen Eagle