Spring of 2018 introduced the Shiloh Mystery Series
Following the original release of Sanctuary in March 2017, the Shiloh Mystery Series began with Sanctuary’s new edition gaining the subtitle of A Legacy of Memories, and designated as book one of the Shiloh Mystery Series.
Right behind the new Sanctuary edition, Testament, An Unexpected Return became available as book two in the new Shiloh Mystery Series, March 2018.
Then Purgatory, A Progeny’s Quest first launched in May 2020 by SFK/Hearthstone Press just in time for our nation’s shutdown. Within months not only did my book tour get canceled, COVID shut down SFK as my publisher too. But, Blue Room Books of Decatur arrived on the scene and republished book three in the Shiloh Mystery Series. With the pandemic hopefully in our rearview mirror, I am looking forward to 2023 when the Shiloh Mystery Series celebrates its Fifth Anniversary.
What’s Next for the Shiloh Mystery Series?
While I am busy identifying the right publisher for my latest novel, an historical novel, The Last Laird of Sapelo, The Randolph Spalding Story, I do not want to lose sight of Shiloh’s Fifth Anniversary coming next up next Spring (2023).
If you like what Blue Room Books did with Purgatory, A Progeny’s Quest, as much as I do, how about allowing Blue Room Books to tweak Sanctuary’s cover, and provide a completely new book cover for Testament to reflect the look of Purgatory? Likewise, just as they provided their skillful editing overview of Purgatory’s story and addition of the character list to help readers, I am game for the team at Blue Room Books to do likewise with Sanctuary and Testament. Sanctuary was my first ever novel, and though I have one of the awesomest editors and writing coaches, both Sanctuary and Testament can likewise warrant an editor’s revisit with fresh eyes.
How Can You Help
You can help me by answering a few questions.
- Would you like to see a freshened up Sanctuary and totally new Testament book cover look more like Purgatory’s new cover? Do you believe it would help get attention for the three books with their Fifth Anniversary release?
- For those who know Testament’s story, what suggestions might you offer as far the cover’s image? The scary, mysterious red-cloaked banshee admittedly is misleading to the content and tone of the story. It’s one of those oops I would like to correct.
- Would adding character lists to Sanctuary and Testament help future readers?
- Any additional comments or suggestions to help the three book series continue to reach new readers for another five or more years?
For those wondering about the new historical novel’s release, I promise to give a shout out as soon as I secure the right publisher and we settle on the targeted launch date, likely a year or so away. Hang in there!