This is a public domain painting of the Texas Hill Country which is where the novel is set. I am not delving in deeply with terrain, landscape, weather ~ the setting is second to the story which is about family dynamics and relationships. I would love to effuse poetically about it all as I do love reading such things. But of course everything in moderation.
I am warming up to the concept of Ebooks and self-publishing which is really something I was against for a very long time. I had an all or nothing attitude, wanting only publishing througn a well-known publishing house and getting a literary agent. I am shy and I think doing things on my terms and not having my back against the wall is so much better for my disposition.
Marketing will be the wrench in the gears. How to get noticed and how to sell your book... I always hope: if it is good, they will buy. :)
I have had this dream for many, many years and have been writing since I was eleven years old. Not brilliant, but authentic. That seems to be my word not just for the year, but forever & always. Authentic. I hope you (when it is ready for the reading and you do me the honor of buying it) find it to be a moving & authentic read. I hope in this novel I have given that to you.
A thank you to my friends, brilliant native american women writers who touched my heart, gave encouragment & inspiration to me in the western genre, especially Pat ~ JP Maynor.
My Novel: The Proper Order of Seasons
Kimberly Baker Jacovich