So here’s how 2017 is going so far in the world of Elisa Lorello, Author and Teacher:
I’m happy to announce that my eighth novel, Big Skye Littleton, will be released this August. I’m currently involved in post-production (a.k.a. editing, cover design, and other fun stuff) and am happy to be working with the Lake Union publishing team once again.
This is my third novel in two years--Pasta Wars and The Second First Time have gotten a nice reception—and it’s coincided with some extraordinary life changes: falling in love, moving across the country, buying a house, and getting married on the east coast, to name a few. All good but overwhelming at times. Things seemed to be finally quieting down.
And then we adopted a cat. While we co-parent two dogs. One of whom wants to eat cats.
We’re one big happy family.
So, what’s next? You know I’m a bit superstitious about revealing projects in progress, but I’ll share as much as I can without the annoying ambiguity:
In the coming weeks and months you’ll see changes to this website and an increase in blog content. My goal is to finally make this a site that serves you, readers of my books and attendees of my classes, to keep it current, and to maximize its potential.
I’m also (finally) starting a mailing list, for which you can sign up here. In addition to news about upcoming books or classes, you’ll be privy to special offers, giveaways, and exclusive content. I’m looking forward to getting that off the ground.
Are you following me on social media? As of today I’m active on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. Based on this survey to which you can still respond, you may be seeing increased activity on each, without too much cross-posting. Again, my goal is to serve you with informative, entertaining, and engaging content. I want to do a better job of connecting to and communicating with you.
Readers: Stay tuned for Big Skye Littleton developments and other fun stuff just for you. Is there a new novel in the works? Not ready to discuss that one yet, but, as the Magic 8-Ball says, Outlook good.
Writers: In addition to the six-week course I’m teaching this spring in Billings, I am also currently developing some online courses, and I’m looking forward to bringing them to you. Also, my book The Writer’s Habit—a book over six years in the making—is almost here! Keep an eye out for it.
Duranies: I haven’t forgotten about you either! Friends of Mine continues to reach readers, and they’re some of the most gratifying connections I’ve made as an author. I’ve got a couple of DD-related project ideas marinating—that’s all I’ll say for now.
Last, but not least, be on the lookout for the new business venture my husband and I are launching next month. We are so excited to be working together and look forward to working with you!
In the meantime, have you got a question for me? Suggestions? Requests? Post them here in the comments, and I will respond to them as part of a new, ongoing feature on this blog.
As always, thank you for your continued support! I couldn't keep doing what I love were it not for you.
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I'm an author of commercial women's fiction and a writing instructor. My claim to fame: I can say the alphabet backwards.