In March the spread of a virus gained the term “pandemic” and life changed in America as spring rolled in. Most of us have now experienced times of quarantine or faced the challenges that a difficult event like this can bring. It’s a time that will become a part of our future American history – but for now we are still finding our way through it.

Ever since my first book published in early April 2009, the month of April has usually been the scheduled publication time for a new title, or two, to come out. Usually a busy schedule of Book Tour events follows around our Southeast area for several months. This year all those events cancelled or were postponed. Even as May begins, life on the road is just not happening this year, and it has been a far quieter spring than usual.

On a positive note, both my new books still published on April 2nd—HAPPY VALLEY set in the Smoky Mountains and RETURN TO EDISTO set on the South Carolina coast. My gracious readers and fans have still eagerly found ways to purchase my new books through bookstore pickup orders and through online channels like Barnes & Noble and Amazon. Others—wanting autographed copies with matching bookmarks—have ordered directly from us or messaged or called us to drive by our home office that we’ve humorously called The Little Bookstore on the Cul-de-Sac, to pick up books directly from us when in Knoxville. So in many ways our new books are still finding their way into the hands of our readers.

Please know that we still have plenty of book stock at our home office in West Knoxville of not only our new titles but of ALL our book titles. We are happy to have you pick up books here in Knoxville or we will be glad to mail you any books you’d like to order. You’ll find an order form to print at the bottom of the Home Page on our website. We do a book mailing every week so feel free to send us an order for anything you’d like plus a check and we will get books winging your way. When the world shifts back to more normal times again, we’ll travel to sign, to speak, and to visit fans and friends in person… but in the meantime, Thank You for your support!

Please know we are both healthy and well … and keeping our positive, happy attitudes. Life is good and there are always so many things to be grateful for every day and to enjoy. I walk our lovely neighborhood streets every day … and I’ve written another future novel while confined more at home. J.L. and I have also continued to make positive progress on our devotional guidebook … and we hope to see it published in the coming year! … We hope each of you stay blessed and safe wherever you are and that you each use this season in your life positively and productively.

See you again next month!! … Lin