Books have been part of my life as long as I can remember. Mom took my brother and me to the library every week, even before we could read. An avid reader herself, she would set us free in the children’s department, and we could check out as many books as our arms could hold. Let me tell you, I stacked them high in my arms, with my chin tamping them down, even before I could read.
Ever since I can remember, my dream was to become a published author.
Last year, I received the email offering me a contract. The news was bittersweet. I spent much of last year at my parents’ house because Mom had stage 4 colon cancer. But she was not a quitter. She even told the Hospice nurse, “Honey, I’m going to beat this thing.”
I’d like to offer my own bit of encouragement. This is for everyone, and writers are no exception. Don’t give up. Follow your dreams. Because the only true way to fail, is to stop trying.
I wrote Never Let Go back in 2007. When it didn’t win the contest I’d written it for, I forgot about it, not realizing there was a market for novellas. I gave up on it.
Last year, I polished it up a bit, and sent that baby back out.
I wish Mom could see my story on Amazon and Barnes and Noble websites. My novella was dedicated to my family, with Mom getting the biggest accolades. I read it to her before I sent it and she smiled.
Life is short and there’s no time to wallow in rejection. Keep pushing forward. Never give up. Isn’t it appropriate my title is called, Never Let Go?
I hope you enjoy it.
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Kendra Prescott, a high-powered Atlanta real estate broker, is sent to England to coax the owner to sell a beautiful cottage. Family portraits line the stairway, and Kendra finds one man, Benjamin Sheffield, fascinating. Too bad he lived almost two centuries ago.
In 1863, Benjamin Sheffield escaped England because of a trumped-up murder charge. He came to America to disappear in the vast Western frontier but was delayed by a little thing called the War Between The States.
When Kendra trips on a rock and loses consciousness, she wakes in the middle of Civil War-torn Georgia. She doesn't know what happened to the cottage, but when she sees Ben, she realizes he is the key, her only chance of returning to her own time. Trouble is, now that she's met him, she isn't sure she wants to.