I truly believe that the writing process is not complete until a story comes to life in the minds of readers. I just completed the line edits for RIDE A PAINTED PONY, and I'm really eager for my publisher to get this book into readers' hands. I think you're going to love it. November 28 is the on-sale date. I know it seems early to talk about it, but the way time flies...
I just put up a little teaser for the book at www.kathleeneagle.com. It's actually the coverflap copy. As soon as all the edits are complete--in the last stage I go over the final page proofs--I'll provide an excerpt. Until then, please visit the Eagle's Nest for my latest news of our recent visit to South Dakota and pictures of the setting for so many of my stories. I posted a bit on the message board about a disturbing threat to Bear Butte, a place that is deeply sacred to the Lakota people. I'd love to read some of your thoughts. I also posted about it on my blog, www.ridingwiththetopdown.blogspot.com.
The blog isn't mine alone. Seven authors contribute to it, and we're just getting started. I hope you'll check it out and register with us so you can make comments. It's like a chat room, only better. I can type as slowly as I think. It's like conference call, only better. You can speak up anytime.
Finally, I'll be guest blogging on July 6 at www.romancebytheblog.blogspot.com. It's a fun site hosted by reviewer Michelle Buonfiglio, "star" of the nationally syndicated Romance Buy the Book web column. There's a link to her column on my links page. She's a terrific journalist and a huge fan of women's fiction.
I hope you're enjoying summer so far. Whether you're heading for the beach or the backyard, don't forget to take a good book along with you!