Della Stone writes sexy contemporary short stories and novellas. Her debut series is THE RIDGE, starting in April 2015. Imagine a wild and beautiful wilderness high atop a mountain in the Appalachian highlands of Georgia and North Carolina. Imagine a tinge of mystical fantasy there; it’s rumored to be haunted by the spirits of men who betrayed their lovers. Their redemption? To help and protect women who have given up on love.
The Ridge, Gillian and Kelt.
My cousin David S. Smith of Alabama writes Christian devotionals. He’s a retired salesman, so handselling his own books keeps his talents from rusting. Also, he’s not in it for the money, but for the sharing. Anyhoo, I design the covers and my husband does the interior formatting. Book one was God is Real and the new book is Every Day Is A Gift. Ebook and print, at Amazon.
I recently got a flood of emails asking about The Kitchen Charmer. So here’s my communal answer, y’all. Thank you for you infinite patience. It’s still in the works! I probably have 800 pages on the book, although they’re not in sequence and some refer to versions that will never see the light of day. It stopped being a novella a long time ago, partially because it wanted to be bigger, and partially because my readers kept saying they wanted full-length novels.
I take forever. I agonize over every scene, sometimes every word. Some of that is my usual perfectionism; but a lot of it’s from working as an editor and publisher now, which means I’ve got a bird’s eye view of the competition in ways I never had, before. The world is a scary place in which to release our tender book birds.
I’m hoping for a spring pub date, but I’ve quit issuing estimates. I can report that the book is moving along at a faster rate, and going more smoothly, than ever before. Knock on wood. Thanks again for waiting. I hope it’s worth it.