June 1 & 2 are coming quickly. Just another month away. So what am I looking forward to? Rhubarb Fest in Aledo, IL. I live near there and my children went to school there. My wonderful church family gathers there. Am I a rhubarb lover? Not really, but every year Aledo holds the Rhubarb Fest. This will be the 20th year for the celebration of Rhubarb.
It brings several thousand people into the small town, snarls traffic, often brings storms and wind, and is a weekend I try to avoid going to town. So if I'm not a rhubarb fan, why am I looking forward to it so much this year? Healing Love, the first book of the Cottonwood Series will be available at Rhubarb Fest.
I'll be there with bells on (not really) signing copies of the book. Well, I hope people are interested in buying it. I'll have paperbacks as well as signed ebook types available.
Why did I put an image of rhubarb on the post instead of the book cover for Healing Love? Simple. It's still in draft form so I don't have the files of it. Don't worry, I'll post it as soon as I get them.
Mrs. H, a lovely older lady who lives in Cottonwood, Iowa in 1875, has given me some information on the town and some of the people who live there. If you'd like to read it simply go to the Cottonwood Series page. I have a feeling she'll have some comments once the book is available also.
We've gone through the editing and are nearly done. Then comes the proof reading and formatting for Amazon and Smashwords. So even though there's a month to go there's still a lot to do.
Only one month???!!! Oh NO!!!!!!
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Sophie Dawson has made up stories in her head all her life. It wasn’t until 2011 that she began writing typing them out.
Her first books were all historical fiction romance. They’ve won multiple awards and garnered rave reviews. Now, Sophie is branching out into contemporary romance though she plans to continue writing historical and hopes to add more books in her popular Cottonwood and Stones Creek series.
Sophie lives with her husband and cat on a farm in western Illinois. She’s an avid seamstress and was a professional quilter for a number of years before the writing bug bit. She’s just thankful it’s not fatal.