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Weekend Writing Warriors 8-Sentence Sunday


wewriwa_square_3It’s Sunday and you know what that means! Time for another snippet from one of my novels. So we’re still with Carrie in ONCE MORE FROM THE TOP, and she’s still reeling after discovering that the man who’s haunted her dreams for so long is suddenly  in Willow Bay. In this scene, she’s sitting in the local coffee shop reading the paper a couple of days after seeing Maestro Liam Reilly for the first time in sixteen years. Of course the big news in the Arts and Entertainment section is…you guessed it…

The headline jumped out at her as she shook the Record-Eagle open to the Arts and Entertainment section, hoping to find dates and times for performances at the local playhouse of Belle of Amherst, a play she’d looked forward to attending. There it was in bold black letters, The Most Influential Conductor Since Bernstein. The article ran two columns above the fold, hailing the virtues of Maestro Liam Reilly, but as she tried to read it, the print jumbled together over words like dramatic flair and intellectual vigor.

“Don’t believe everything you read in the papers, sweetheart.”

She gasped as her mind registered the identity of the man standing beside her. He hadn’t changed much—a little brawnier, a few gray strands threading through his dark red hair, some lines around his eyes. The gray-streaked goatee was new, but basically he was the same Liam.

What a crummy thing to do, blindsiding me in the coffee shop in front of the whole town.

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OMFTT.final_smallRemember,  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. You get two books! Watch for them in just four more days!









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14 Comments to

“Weekend Writing Warriors 8-Sentence Sunday”

  1. Avatar September 22nd, 2013 at 12:29 pm Skye Says:

    Okay, only four more days. I can wait that long. Really. 🙂

  2. Avatar September 22nd, 2013 at 7:12 pm Nan Says:

    Oh, Skye! You are so good for me, baby! Just four more days!!

  3. Avatar September 22nd, 2013 at 12:42 pm Susan Stuckey Says:

    Very enjoyable snippet which definitely makes the reader want to know more.

    Good luck with the release – it will go wonderfully – just believe.

  4. Avatar September 22nd, 2013 at 7:13 pm Nan Says:

    Thanks, Susan! I’m believing, baby!

  5. Avatar September 22nd, 2013 at 2:12 pm Veronica Scott Says:

    This poor heroine can’t catch a break…but I’m fascinated to learn more about the backstory and then see what happens next. Excellent excerpt!

  6. Avatar September 22nd, 2013 at 7:13 pm Nan Says:

    Veronica–you can find out more on Thursday–release day for ONCE MORE FROM THE TOP and SEX AND THE WIDOW MILES.

  7. Avatar September 22nd, 2013 at 2:41 pm Sue Ann Bowling Says:

    I wonder just what her previous connection with him was.

  8. Avatar September 22nd, 2013 at 7:14 pm Nan Says:

    Hi Sue! Check out the full story on release day, Thursday, September 26!

  9. Avatar September 22nd, 2013 at 6:27 pm Sarah Cass Says:

    Oooh, blindsided. I wonder what she’ll manage to get herself together to say.

  10. Avatar September 22nd, 2013 at 7:14 pm Nan Says:

    Sarah, hi! You’ll know on 9/26! Thanks for coming by!

  11. Avatar September 23rd, 2013 at 1:52 am Millie Burns Says:

    Oh, so much fun! Is she going to keep it together? Great eight!

  12. Avatar September 23rd, 2013 at 12:55 pm Nan Says:

    Gosh I hope so!! Thanks, Millie!

  13. Avatar September 23rd, 2013 at 2:16 am Stevie Carroll Says:

    A great eight there.

  14. Avatar September 23rd, 2013 at 12:54 pm Nan Says:

    Thanks, Stevie!!