Author jitters!

It’s LAUNCH DAY, and launching a new book is always scary. My immediate launch worries are probably unfounded–mainly that parts of pages or even chapters may be lost in translation from one digital file format to another. So I check and recheck. Fortunately, both Microsoft Word (the original document format) and Kindle Direct Publishing (which converts the file to an ebook) have always been very reliable. Women's-War.Final

I have other worries which you might imagine, the kinds of things that would be my fault, but let’s not get into those.

The new book is number four in the Mountain Women Series. I hope it can be a stand-alone, though there’s a lot of past history for a new reader to catch up on. At the suggestion of my friend Michele, this time I included a list of characters in the front.

The new book is The Women’s War, and here’s what it’s about:

In 1918, Winkler explodes from a community of 13 helpful souls to a crowded coal mining town of strangers with divided loyalties. War in faraway Europe means more money in the pockets of May Rose and her friends, but as a new wife and mother she feels cut off from people and community events. And though mine owners like her husband are making money hand over fist, the workers’ poverty and resentment threaten trouble when the war ends. Before that happens, the town will be struck by an epidemic, and May Rose and the women who’ve helped each other through desperate times will face challenges as divisive and deadly as war.

I hope fans of the other books in the series will like this one too. Thanks for encouraging me to write it! The ebook is $2.99, sold by Amazon.com.

Click the cover image to see the book on Amazon. If you don’t have a Kindle, you can download a free app for your computer or phone.

The paperback should be available next week.

Whew! On to the next.


9 thoughts on “Author jitters!”

  1. Congrats, Carol!! Love proofing your books. Great read, wonderful characters! Can’t wait for the next one. And John Monk is right-you are pretty amazing!

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