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Weekend Writing Warriors 8-Sentence Sunday

September8

I’m switching books on you again! Here’s a snippet from Once More From the Top—Carrie’s story from The Women of Willow Bay series. She’s just seen Maestro Liam Reilly for the first time in 16 years and she’s trying to figure out why on earth he is in Willow Bay. Suddenly it occurs to her that her dear friend and former piano coach, Eliot, may have been responsible. Frantic and furious, she dials him and demands to know if he brought Liam to town and why.  Eliot’s response is typically cool and controlled, even though she’s flying apart:

“I can see that talking to you tonight is going to be quite pointless.” Eliot showed no surprise that she’d called him so late. “Go to bed, we’ll have coffee and talk in the morning.”

“No, we’ll talk now.” Panic made her throat tight. “Why is he here?”

“I needed a big name. You know I’m chair of the Lawson fundraiser; I needed someone who could draw a crowd full of deep pockets.”

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So , sorry for hopping back and forth between books, but the first two books in The Women of Willow Bay seriesOnce More From the Top and Sex and the Widow Miles—release together on September 26, 2013. Yout get two books! Watch for them!! Oh, and Happy Birthday to my little brother, Bud! Hope your day is grand and glorious, Dude!

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18 Comments to

“Weekend Writing Warriors 8-Sentence Sunday”

  1. Avatar September 8th, 2013 at 9:12 am Teresa Cypher Says:

    “Go to bed, we’ll have coffee and talk in the morning.” I like how cool he is. It shows the depth of their friendship–how well he knows her.

    Nice 8, Nan!


  2. Avatar September 8th, 2013 at 10:14 am Nan Says:

    Thanks, Teresa–that’s exactly what I was trying to convey! So glad you stopped by!


  3. Avatar September 8th, 2013 at 10:49 am Jess Schira Says:

    I like the way you described her reaction. Sounds like things are going to get interesting for your characters.


  4. Avatar September 8th, 2013 at 5:18 pm Nan Says:

    Thank, Jess…yeah, we’re going to get very interesting… hope you enjoy the book when it releases September 26!


  5. Avatar September 8th, 2013 at 11:44 am Marcia Says:

    That also comes across to me by the fact that he stays calm. He must know that’s the best way to deal with her when she’s gone crazy.

    I think you must know these characters pretty well too. I like the story so far 🙂


  6. Avatar September 8th, 2013 at 5:18 pm Nan Says:

    Thanks for stopping by, Marcia. These characters have been in my head since 1978–but I just released them recently! 😉


  7. Avatar September 8th, 2013 at 12:00 pm Veronica Scott Says:

    I enjoyed how well he knows her and tries to calm her down. Tells us a lot about both characters – excellent excerpt!


  8. Avatar September 8th, 2013 at 5:19 pm Nan Says:

    Thanks Veronica! So glad you stopped by!


  9. Avatar September 8th, 2013 at 1:34 pm Michelle Says:

    Interesting how unnerved she is. Happy birthday wishes to your brother as well 🙂


  10. Avatar September 8th, 2013 at 5:19 pm Nan Says:

    Yup, she’s definitely not a happy camper… Thanks for stopping by Michelle. Oh, and thanks from my brother!


  11. Avatar September 8th, 2013 at 3:54 pm Sarah Cass Says:

    I can see he knows her well enough to not be in the least bit fazed by her ranting. 😀 Great snippet!


  12. Avatar September 8th, 2013 at 5:20 pm Nan Says:

    Thank you, Sara! Nope, he’s been her friend for years and he’s old enough, very little fazes him.


  13. Avatar September 8th, 2013 at 4:47 pm Skye Says:

    Oh oh oh! They’ll be available soon! I cannot wait! I’m really looking forward to this book.


  14. Avatar September 8th, 2013 at 5:21 pm Nan Says:

    Hey, Skye! Glad you stopped by! Just 18 more days and both books will be available! Hugs to you, baby!


  15. Avatar September 8th, 2013 at 6:36 pm J.A. Says:

    You had me at the ‘showing no surprise’. Great 8, Nan!


  16. Avatar September 8th, 2013 at 7:49 pm Nan Says:

    Thanks for coming by J.A.!


  17. Avatar September 8th, 2013 at 11:35 pm Millie Burns Says:

    This is a really fun eight. She’s wigging and he’s all chill. But, it still makes me wonder if he might have had another motive for bringing in this specific individual…is he a matchmaker?


  18. Avatar September 9th, 2013 at 8:46 pm Nan Says:

    Oh, Millie…there’s a good chance he just might be… thanks for stopping by!


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