Dear readers—it’s time to add another title to your summertime reading list. My latest book, Shooting Sparla, is finally available.
This is the story of a young girl named Sparla, who is abandoned by her parents and adopted by a new family. This is only the beginning of her adventures, for she now has sisters who don’t like her, must endure new family tragedies, work her way through school and find direction for her life. In short, all the joys and challenges that make life interesting.
This story is a new direction for me: it’s told in a manner that some might call fabulist or magical-realistic. If those terms mean nothing to you, don’t fret: the simplest explanation is that while this story is grounded in a reality we’ll all recognize, sometimes things happen that stretch beyond the real as we generally experience it. I think this makes for a fun, curious and sweetly touching read, and I hope readers find at least one of those adjectives accurate.
I’ve been sitting on this story for quite some time, but now she’s out there, so go ahead and get yourself copy on Amazon or Barnes&Noble. Presently this story is only available digitally, but for readers who like physical media I’m hoping to have a limited edition, hardback version available later this year. But seriously—who wants to wait that long??—go ahead and pick up a copy today!
As always and ever, thanks to any and all who take the time to read my work: I appreciate it. Feedback and thoughts are always welcome online, or you can email me directly. Sometimes I actually do respond.
Thanks again to all of you who continue to support me. Happy reading.