The book is a thriller titled Whiteout. It’s about two couples stranded in a cabin in the woods during a freak March blizzard and a power outage with two federal escapees on the loose. Since I spent a week in our home in the woods during the March blizzard of 1993, I know such weather events can happen. We had 22 inches of snow and drifts that were hip-high, but fortunately no escaped prisoners made it to us. I won’t have an exact date for the release of Whiteout until my beta-readers finish and I see how much revising I have to do, but it will be in the first half of March.
In spite of the cold, I’m feeling pretty warm inside today. I received an email this morning telling me my romantic suspense novel, The Wrong Kind of Man, made it to the finals of The Wishing Shelf Independent Book Awards! It’s a contest based in Europe. Books are judged by two reading groups: one in London and one in Stockholm. There’s no prize money, but all entries get detailed feedback from the judges, Amazon and Goodreads reviews, and a quote for the back of the book. Finalists get some promotion on Goodreads, press releases sent to literary magazines, and a two-year listing on the Wishing Shelf website.
So…I’m wondering…is it too early in the day for champagne? Or better yet, hot buttered rum, because after all, it IS cold outside!