My journey as one of the Dames of Dialogue has been more than four years long, and rich in interesting interactions with other authors.
Parting ways does not really mean goodbye, as I’ll be popping in from time to time, to see what the other Dames are doing, and contributing my two-cents worth in comments.
During the time I have spent here, I have also kept myself busy blogging, which has turned into something of an obsession, with numbers reaching twenty sites at one point, but now down to eleven.
In 2010, I participated in National Novel Writing Month and reached the goal of the challenge with 52,000 words toward a now completed manuscript, Interior Designs. It continues the story begun in Embrace the Whirlwind, but focuses on one of the supporting characters from that novel.
Meet Martha Scott Cummings: an interior designer, an abandoned wife, and a newly single mother to her daughter Meadow. Now she must begin an interior journey to reexamine the life she had, the choices she made, and to find the strength to begin again.
The manuscript has been through the usual edits, as well as Beta reads. Now I have to arrange for formatting, book cover design, and publication. Sometime this next year, I hope!
At the same time, I’ve also completed another manuscript I have called Defining Moments. A story that follows one middle-aged woman through the new life she is forging after her husband’s betrayal. And his betrayal is not the usual kind. Not another woman, but a financial skirmish that leaves her reeling.
What moments in our lives define us? Do our choices determine our future? When unexpected events derail her life, Jillian McAvoy realizes that she now has an opportunity to carve out a whole new beginning. But something happens to her along the way that threatens everything she hoped and dreamed about. How can the obsessions and compulsions that seemingly take over her life lead to her newly redesigned world?
This story has also been through its edits, readers, etc., as well. I have enjoyed my journeys with these characters and will definitely share my progress when they are out there in the world.
My five published novels are available on Amazon, with the latest one, Web of Tyranny, on Kindle, available there as well.
Here’s a blurb about Web of Tyranny:
Web of Tyranny by Laurel-Rain Snow is a proud, if poignant tale of Margaret Elaine Graham, a woman entangled in the trenches that epitomized her abusive childhood home only to flee into a stultifying marriage with Bob Williams. Seduced by the hope of achieving her goal of a college education and a life free from domination, she is blinded to Bob’s true qualities—and in a very real sense jumps from the pan into the fire. Oppression begets oppression and as Meg walks a thin line of human betrayal, she learns to stake her own claim to happiness—no matter how high the cost. Her fight leads to politicking during the radical antiwar movement of the 60s and 70s, which manifests as a near-compulsion, which will turn her world on end. Enticed by the possibilities open to her and chafing at the strictures of the marital ties, Meg bolts from the marriage with her toddler son in tow where a whole myriad of troubles await her.
To find out more about each of my books, check out my website at http://laurelrainsnowauthor.com/