April 2021 – MY LITTLE CORNER OF THE WORLD

I am a Southern author and I bring my readers with every book to “My Little Corner of the World”—and to the places I know and love.  In this photo, you’ll see a listing of all my published books, twenty-one titles now. You’ll also see that most bring readers to the Smoky Mountains and to the Tennessee area where I live. There are twelve stand-alone novels in The Smoky Mountain Series that take you visiting in each book to a new place around the mountains. You’ll see the book covers for those titles below.

Because my readers didn’t want me to stop creating titles set around the Smoky Mountains my editor at the time at Kensington (who is now happily retired) suggested starting a new series called The Mountain Home Books to bring readers even more mountain stories.  In these Mountain Home titles I’ve been taking readers to New Places … like in my book HAPPY VALLEY to the lovely valley below the Chilhowee Parkway near Abrams Creek Campground, and In my new title DOWNSIZING to the charming Glades Arts and Crafts Community in Gatlinburg. I have the added joy of joining many of the wonderful artisans and crafters from the Glades at their Great Smoky Arts & Crafts Community Spring Easter Show April 1st, 2nd, and 3rd  for the Book Launch of my new spring titles. I’d love to see you there if you can come … but if you’re not visiting in the Smokies then, be sure  on your next trip to the mountains to drive around the eight mile Arts and Crafts Loop Road off Hwy 321 in Gatlinburg to explore all the interesting and colorful shops there and to eat at one of the charming restaurants.

Because the coast of South Carolina, and a quiet little island called Edisto, has always been my family’s favorite place to vacation, I decided to also take my readers on a “book vacation” to this lovely beach.The third in my three-book trilogy, called EDISTO SONG, just released, so if you haven’t read the first two books you can now get all three in this Lowcountry series.

My journey as an author actually began working with my husband J.L. on a Smoky Mountains hiking guidebook, THE AFTERNOON HIKER, describing 110 trails you can hike and loaded with color photos in illustration. The book, a bestseller, published in 2014, and we had so much fun working on it, that we decided to do another guidebook for the Tennessee State Parks, titled DISCOVERING TENNESSEE STATE PARKS.  Due to the warm reception to this book and encouraged by bookstores and fans while visiting in South Carolina, we began work on a second state park guidebook set in the Palmetto State. Completing our visits to all the parks last year, this new guide book, EXPLORING SOUTH CAROLINA STATE PARKS, has just published along with my latest fiction titles.  The book has directions to each park, descriptions of each, and over 700 color photos throughout. I would encourage you to buy this book in print versus eBook, too, as the print books keep the beautiful original book format, making them so much more appealing.

I hope you’ll enjoy all our new book titles and more to come in the future, all set in My Little Corner of the World.  On the Home Page of my website, be sure to FOLLOW this blog and also enjoy my new April newsletter, too, on my website at: https://linstepp.com/media-2/

See you in May!

All best,  … Lin

Note: All photos my own, from royalty free sites, or used only as a part of my author repurposed storyboards shown only for educational and illustrative purposes, acc to the Fair Use Copyright law, Section 107 of the Copyright Act.

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