For more than a year now I've been working on my "Tender Mysteries Series."
The novels in this series set in 1890s Nebraska are filled with mystery and romance. In some ways, they also cross the line into what is categorically known as women's fiction.
Each book in the series focuses on one of ten young women who'd been traveling via wagon train in 1888 from the Illinois/Indiana area to the West when a flood destroyed most of their property and many of their loved ones. All of them were children in 1888 ranging from eight to fifteen years of age. By 1895, when the series begins, most of them have grown into womanhood.
The first book in this series, "Resurrected," will be available in the next couple of months as a free download. The second and third books in the series, "Restitution" and "Retribution" will be available as downloads at the same time the first one is. More novels in the series will be released in 2013 and 2014.
The paperback editions will be issued in "2-packs." The first paperback, due for release this autumn, will contain both "Resurrected" and "Restitution," the first two novels in the series. The second paperback, due to be released in 2013, will contain "Retribution" and "Recruited," the third and fourth books in the series.
As most of you know, this isn't my first attempt at writing a series. My "Heart Junction Series" has been quite popular with readers.
However, the scale of the "Tender Mysteries Series" is much grander than my first American historical series which consisted of three books.
The work entailed in writing a series as intense and large-scale as the "Tender Mysteries Series" is mind boggling, but, as I'm seeing the first three books coming into their final stages, I believe this labor-intensive project is well worth the effort.
I'm eagerly looking forward to sharing this series with readers whom I hope find themselves highly entertained by these compelling stories.
I hope your week is a great one. Mine's been pretty good so far. :-)
Fran Shaff, Award-Winning Author
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