I can’t really believe it, but my new book, FINDING FRASER is here. Almost here, anyway, in that you can now pre-order it on Amazon. Really! Go look if you want — I’ll wait:
Can you believe it?
I can hardly believe it.
FINDING FRASER is my seventh published novel, but it’s my first book for grown-ups. My first indie publication. First time I’ve ever taken on a project this big. A lot of firsts!
It will be available in trade paperback and ebook editions in mid-May. I’m going to officially launch it in June, with a big party. I’m pretty thrilled. I’ll let you know when we have a firm date!
This book has been a labour of love in so many ways. It’s a romantic comedy, and I’ll talk about the story more in other posts, but here’s a peek at the back cover blurb:
I met Jamie Fraser when I was nineteen years old. He was tall, red-headed, and at our first meeting at least, a virgin. I fell in love hard, fast and completely. He knew how to ride a horse, wield a sword and stitch a wound. He was, in fact, the perfect man.
That he was fictional hardly entered into it.
At 29, Emma Sheridan’s life is a disaster and she’s tired of waiting for the perfect boyfriend to step from the pages of her favorite book. There’s only one place to look, and it means selling everything and leaving her world behind. With an unexpected collection of allies along the way, can Emma face down a naked fishmonger, a randy gnome, a perfidious thief, and even her own abdominal muscles on the journey to find her Fraser?
So. There it is. My big Super Sekrit Project, finally slipping out into the light.
As you might imagine, there is MUCH backstory to the production of this novel. Many sekrits, of course, and the wonderful interest and support of many friends. Here are a couple of early reviews…
“Jamie Fraser would be Deeply Gratified at having inspired such a charmingly funny, poignant story
–and so am I.”
–Diana Gabaldon, author of the New York Times Bestselling OUTLANDER series
“I loved this book. It transported me to a Scotland I wished I’d grown up in. Everything about it is a delight, and it’s all authentic—the environment, the characters, the dialogue and the sheer enjoyment of it all.”
— Jack Whyte, best-selling author of, most recently, THE GUARDIANS OF SCOTLAND series
“Finding Fraser is an absolute must-read for any Outlander fan. The story is both hilarious and romantic, as well as guaranteed to have readers turning the pages until the wee hours to discover if the heroine finds her very own Jamie Fraser.”
— Laura Bradbury, author of the best-selling MY GRAPE ESCAPE series
As you might imagine, I am beyond thrilled with the early reception to the story.
There’s lots more cool stuff to come, but I think this is enough for today.
The time has come for me to just pause a minute — take a deep breath — and SNOOPY DANCE!