A Bend In The River — A Departure For Me

Hi, all, and Happy Monday. Some of you might know that in addition to Virtually Undetectable, I’ve been working on a longer historical novel set during the Vietnam War.  A Bend In The River follows the lives of two sisters whose village on the Mekong River is destroyed by American forces. They are the only survivors. The story follows each over the next decade.

As you might suspect, this is a huge departure for me. It’s not a mystery. It’s not a thriller. It’s Historical Fiction primarily for women. I’ll be talking a lot more about it in the coming weeks; it will be out October 7, 2020 in both paperback and ebook, with an audiobook version soon after.

For now though, I wanted to reveal the cover. It’s  based on a painting I saw in a Saigon art gallery. Once I saw it, I figured it was a sign. I bought the painting, and when I got home, I started to write the book.

The other important thing to know for anyone who loves Goodreads Giveaways is that I have one starting Wednesday, July 22!! It’s an ebook ARC giveaway, so you have 1 in a hundred chances to win an Advance Reading Copy (It’s being copy-edited right now, so it’s not absolutely final). Which is not too shabby. You can sign up for it here on Wednesday, and if you win, I hope you’ll leave your opinion on Goodreads, Amazon, and any other platform you care to. This author would be very grateful.

And now, without further ado, here’s the cover. What do you think?