Pre-Publication Jitters

Hi everyone,

With the release of The Found Child scheduled for Thursday, pre-publication jitters are kicking in big time. I’m not losing sleep over it, but….questions such as “what will readers think of it?” and “wow, how did she come up with that idea?” And worse yet, “what will people think of me?”

I don’t know what other authors think pre-publication, but that last question does haunt me. What will people think of me after reading this book?! It’s the darkest of the three books, yes, but also a fitting conclusion to Shelby’s story. And the ending is a happy one. I originally had a not-so-hopeful ending, but given 2020 to date, I thought that a happy ending was a much, much better idea. But more importantly, it fits with Shelby and her life story.

To give you a better idea of what I mean by “dark,” here’s the book blurb:

Private Investigator Shelby McDougall is out for revenge.

Repeated miscarriages have caused Shelby’s marriage to disintegrate. Financial ruin lies ahead. A cheek swab sent to an online ancestry service turns up a surprise child: Shelby’s genetic offspring — found in the misty ether of the internet.

The only way Shelby can hang on to her shredding sanity is to take things into her own hands and, once and for all, locate and apprehend Helen Brannon — the woman responsible for hijacking her fertility … and her future.

As Shelby closes in on her target, the stakes get higher and higher. But when Shelby finds Helen Brannon … how far will she go?

In spite of my jitters, I’m excited for the launch and so looking forward to talking with readers about the book. Remember, it’s available for pre-order now. Click here to find out more.

And here’s a bit of fun advice that came from my publisher via the god of popsicle-stick wisdom:

Until next time!


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