Since I'm often asked similar questions, from time to time I'll tackle the most common ones here. I try to answer my mail in a timely manner, but you may find your answer on this page before I can get back to you.
1. I so much enjoyed One Mountain Away, but I need to know more about some of the other characters. Any chance there will be another book? Yes, and the second book, Somewhere Between Luck and Trust, is already finished. I'm now developing the third in the series. While I've already seen this referred to as a trilogy, my plan is for more than three. Stay tuned.
2. I really enjoyed the Shenandoah Album series, but I'm confused about the correct order to read the books. Can you help? You can read the Shenandoah Album series out of order, but like all series, it's more fun to watch characters develop chronologically. Here's the order:
3. I love the Shenandoah Album series and don’t want it to end. Please tell me you’re writing another. I’d love to return to the Shenandoah Album series, and I do have ideas for a sixth book. Unfortunately, that decision is not up to me. For information on how to contact my publisher to urge them along, you can go here, where you'll find instructions on how to write or email at the bottom of my latest reader letter.
I can also announce that the first three of the SA book, Wedding Ring, Endless Chain and Lover's Knot will all be reissued again in the summer of 2013 as trade paperbacks with brand new covers and for only $9.99. Trade paper is the larger size, with larger print. A bargain.
Meantime, I hope you’ll enjoy my newest series, Goddesses Anonymous, which debuts with One Mountain Away. I think these books, set in Asheville, NC, are the most like my SA series to date.
4. My bookstore can’t get your older books. Won’t you please republish them? Don’t I wish it were that easy. My publisher makes these decisions, so although it would be lovely to snap my fingers and call the printer, it doesn’t work that way. Luckily all my women's fiction novels are now available as ebooks. Check my website news for updates on reprints in the future.
5. Is the Shenandoah Album series available on audio? I’m thrilled that Sister’s Choice was released by BBC Audio in November 2008. The rest of the series was released in 2009, beginning with Wedding Ring and covering the whole series. All the books are unabridged,and with the exception of Endless Chain, available through Audible.com.
6. Can you fly to Anyplace, USA to speak to my book club or quilt guild? Occasionally. Write and ask for my guidelines, and try to schedule way ahead of time. My publisher plans most of my promotional visits, and I have to make certain I have enough time to write my novels and spend time with my family.
If I can’t visit you in person, I’d like to have a 20-minute speaker phone conversation with your book club if you choose one of my books. You may request a conversation under “Get in Touch” on this website.
7. Why did you decide to write mysteries, too? Weren't you busy enough? Honestly? To please myself. I love Aggie and her family. I love the traditional mystery. I love writing in first person and writing gentle humor. I have years of experience as a minister's wife. This was a no-brainer for me. If you love any of the above, reading the Ministry is Murder series will be a no-brainer for you, as well.
8. Please tell me you're planning more books in the Donaghue series? I can't.
9. Speaking of the Donaghues, what is the correct order to read the two novels? And what about the New Orleans series?
Donaghues: Whiskey Island, then The Parting Glass (both were re-released in May 2007)
New Orleans: Iron Lace, then Rising Tides, reissued recently in trade paper.
But I promise the book police won't come after you if you read out of order. The stories will still make sense.
10. Do you really answer your own mail? I really do.