I had hopes of doing my own photography for the cover but I couldn’t get it right. Fortunately, my graphic designer found an image like the one I was trying to create. I hope the black background and the ripping of the bread conveys the slightly sinister feel I wanted to conjure. This is the final task before the book is ready for release. Then, I have to adjust the manuscript’s format, upload it and the cover onto the Kindle website and within 12-24 hours the e-book will be available for purchase. The paper version takes just a wee bit longer. Stay tuned!
I received the judge’s feedback from my first place win in mainstream fiction in The 2017 Writer’s Digest E-book Awards. There is a rating system 0-5 with 5 being outstanding and 1 meaning it needs work. Three Empty Frames scored 4 in five of the categories and 3 in the remaining category. And I think this commentary from the judge is really positive!
THREE EMPTY FRAMES by Meg Sorick presented a great plot, dialogue, and tone. A young lady, Jennifer, tries to find out the mystery of her mother’s past by only the events to go on from mom’s journal. I was highly interested in this story and loved the twists and turns. The plot points were in the right place to keep me turning the page. I loved the romantic aspect to the novel between Jenny and Tommy—a nice contrast to Jenny’s mom’s background. Although the plot and characterization were nicely done, I wanted to see more: setting and emotion that would connect me even closer to the main characters. There were a lot of characters, but good attention was focused on the main characters enough to create nice character arcs by the end of the novel. Small mention about the formatting of texting back and forth: it could have been formatted a little differently because it was a little confusing who was talking (after the first person’s text came through). Spacing between story and the texts were done well. I just wasn’t sure who was talking some of the time and had to re-read parts. Overall, the author incorporated the mystery, romance, and energy of the story very well, and I enjoyed reading this book. –Judge, 5th Annual Writer’s Digest Self-Published eBook Awards.
And finally…. (last one, promise)! Tainted Inheritance is the fourth novel in the series, set in Doylestown, the seat of Bucks County and about twenty minutes from my home in West Rockhill. This book sets up the plot of my current work in progress. So for those of you who read along as I posted Breaking Bread last year, this is what happened before. Here is a synopsis of the story:
Why would anyone want to hurt Olivia Sutton? Her life was finally coming together after her divorce. She’s found new love with contractor Leo Donovan and made a fresh start in a new home. When she becomes the victim of one too many random accidents, she realizes someone is stalking her. Has something in her past come back to haunt her? And can she and Leo discover the secret before it’s too late?
Available on Amazon, find it here.
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